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Annual Northern New England Conference on Child Maltreatment

October 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022

Join us for the Annual Northern New England Conference on Child Maltreatment on October 20th & October 21st, 2022, 8:30-4pm! This event is being held in person at the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown, Freeport, ME 04032. Event details and registration can be found through this website:


The Northern New England Conference on Child Maltreatment is intended for a multi-disciplinary audience, including professionals from the fields of nursing, mental health, law, child welfare, law enforcement, child advocacy, emergency services, medicine and education.

Conference Goals

The goal of the conference is to provide multi-disciplinary training to increase professional skills and knowledge to professionals who are involved in child abuse prevention, recognition, evaluation, reporting, investigation, prosecution, treatment and all forms of child maltreatment.

About the Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families

The Spurwink Center for Safe and Healthy Families was developed in response to the need for expert diagnostic and treatment services for Maine children who may have been abused. This diagnostic program provides, forensic interviewing and medical evaluation of children suspected of abuse, in addition to psychological evaluation of children and adults. The program’s combination of individual and team services allows our clinical staff to choose the best mode of evaluation and treatment for every child and family.

The Cumberland County Children’s Advocacy Center is co-located at the Spurwink Child Abuse Program. This coordinated approach to the investigation of child abuse provides a child friendly forensic interview of a child that is observed by a team of investigating professionals. This team approach helps the family and child access appropriate medical, mental health and/or advocacy services.

The main office is located at 778 Main St., South Portland, Maine and can be reached via phone 1-800-260-6160 or 207-879-6160. Spurwink’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families also provides medical examinations at Satellite clinics which are located in Waterville, Bangor, and Lewiston, Maine.


October 20, 2022
October 21, 2022