Child Trauma Conference: Prevention to Recovery

The conference is designed to feature presentations which allow:

Front-line professionals

to share experience and practices in building trauma resilience in children and helping children recover from trauma in schools and other community settings


to bring new findings on resilience and/or trauma recovery,
and evidence for best practices

We are seeking submissions from all disciplines on child trauma in medical, mental health,
school and community settings that include the following topics:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis of Complex Trauma
  • Trauma Prevention/Early Intervention
  • Trauma Informed Practices which consider Culture and Diversity
  • Grief/Loss
  • Psychological Immunity

  • Trauma Informed Practices for Infant/Early Childhood
  • Trauma-Informed Practices for Adolescents
  • Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools
  • Trauma-Informed Practices in the Community
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress in Responders and Therapists

Presentation Formats

Authors will be asked to select their preferred presentation format. However, the Conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the presentation format of accepted abstracts.


An individual abstract may be submitted as a poster to present new research findings or other scholarly work that may be too complex or detailed to present in an oral presentation.  A display area will be provided.

It is expected that the author will be present at the poster location during the specified presentation time(s) to discuss the contents with Conference participants.


A submission of an individual abstract intended to present new research data or to share knowledge/experiences in the development or implementation of trauma prevention/intervention programmes.

The total time allocated for an oral presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion and questions).

Abstract Submission Guidelines

English is the official language of the Conference and all abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
All abstracts will be subject to a blind peer review by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee.

Please submit your abstract online no later than 14 Jan 2019 via online submission form.

Abstracts are to be submitted online and will not be accepted by fax, email or post.

The Child Trauma Conference 2019 Secretariat will notify all abstract submitters of their acceptance via email by 22 February 2019.


All authors accepted for oral or poster presentation must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fees.

Please note: The submitting author (if different from the presenting author) will be the only one linked to the abstract submission and will receive all relevant information via email. It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the information is passed on to the other authors listed in the abstract submission.

Abstracts must:

  • Not exceed 250 words, excluding titles, authors and affiliations.
  • Underline the name(s) of the presenting author(s).  There can only be up to 2 presenting authors.
  • Include the first name, surname and affiliations of all authors separately.
  • Include a succinct overview of the intent and purpose of the presentation.
  • Not include any tables or figures.
  • Include a title that is less than 150 characters with spaces. Please ensure the title is written in sentence case, not all caps.
  • Include a biography of less than 150 words for the presenting author. This is not included in the abstract word count.