Child abuse and neglect in a cross-cultural perspective: Possibilities and challenges
14th – 16th of May, 2012 Bergen, Norway

On behalf of the the Nordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect we are pleased to invite you to the 7th Nordic Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect in Bergen, Norway, 2012.

The theme of the congress reflects the fact that Nordic societies today have become a tapestry woven from a diversity of cultures. What possibilities and challenges does that provide us with regard to the disclosure, investigation, treatment, research and prevention of child abuse and neglect? How can we support children from all cultural backgrounds who are exposed to abuse and neglect and ensure them a safe childhood?

The NASPCAN Congress is a Nordic event for professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers. During the three days of Congress a large number of presentations will be delivered to an audience of professionals from a broad range of disciplines and nationalities.

The Congress is organized in cooperation with Resource Centre on Violence, Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevetion, Bergen Children’s Advocacy Centre, and the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS).

The Nordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NASPCAN) is an organization dedicated to the preventionof child abuse and neglect that was establishedat a Nordic conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998. NASPCAN represents all Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and is registered in Sweden as a non-profit organization. Members of NASPCAN come from all Nordic countries and the members represent professionals such as lawyers, physicians, nurses, police officers, psychologists, researchers, social workers, sociologists, and teachers.




The Congress will take place at Scandic Bergen City at the heart of the beautiful city of Bergen, Norway


The Congress languages will be the Scandinavian (Norwegian, Danish and Swedish) and English.


Please registrate in the Conference Registration form The Subission form is closed


Payment received before Jan 31 2012 Payment received after Jan 31 2012
Member of NFBO 3500 NOK Member of NFBO 3750 NOK
Non-member 3750 NOK Non-member 4000 NOK

Included in the registration fee:, The Scientific Programme, Conference materials, lunch, coffee, as well as a reception in Håkonshallen.

Invoice will be sent to the participants.


Cancellation may be requested in writing to

Registered participants who are unable to attend are eligible for refund of registration fees provided the cancellation occurs prior to April 15, 2012. An administrative fee of 400 NOK will be debited.


The organizing committee has pre-booked rooms at conference rates at 3 hotels conveniently located in the centre of Bergen (for booking code and further information about the hotels, see below). NOTE: If you order room later than eight weeks before the conference, we cannot guarantee rooms at conference rates.

Scandic Bergen City

Choose the Scandic Bergen City hotel and enjoy a central Bergen location. See a film at the Bergen Cinema next door or unwind in Restaurant Amalie and City Bar. Bergen museums and attractions are just a few blocks away.


Dine in the Restaurant Amalie or spend the evening in the City Bar. Take the family to the Bergen Cinema next door and enjoy nearby Bergen attractions from the Aquarium to the Galleriet Shopping Centre.

Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Distance to Bergen/Flesland Airport 25 km
Distance to train station 0.8 km

Booking code: Helse2012

Scandic Neptun hotel

Scandic Neptun hotel in central Bergen has a quayside location within walking distance of Bergen’s top attractions and entertainment.

From Scandic Neptun hotel, step into downtown Bergen and visit Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic area and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover penguins, seals and fish down at Bergen Aquarium. The popular Fløibanen funicular railway is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and takes you right to the top of mount Fløyen, one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen.


At the Scandic Neptun hotel we have one of Bergen’s largest collections of modern art, giving you a great cultural experience during your hotel stay in Bergen. We’re also renowned for the gourmet dishes served in Restaurant Lucullus. In addition, we have a continental style bistro and a wine and champagne bar. Arrange meetings, conferences or events in one of our venues at Scandic Neptun, all with wireless internett and modern equipment.

Distance to city centre 0 km
Distance to Bergen Airport 25 km
Distance to train station 0.5 km

Booking code: 161355

Scandic Strand hotel

Scandic Strand hotel has an ideal location in central Bergen and offers magnificent views of Bergen city, letting you spot many of Bergen’s attractions from your hotel room.

The modern Scandic Strand hotel is situated in Bergen harbour. Next to the hotel you’ll find Bergen’s popular Fish market where you can taste local delicacies and browse handicrafts and souvenirs. Visit nearby Bryggen with its historical Hanseatic buildings. When in Bergen, catch the Flåm railway and travel past ravines, waterfalls and rivers to discover the beautiful scenery around Bergen.

At the Scandic Strand hotel we offer comfortable rooms, most with great views over Bergen. Our hotel bar is known as one of the best bars in Norway and has Bergen’s finest single malt whiskey selection. The famous fictional character Varg Veum is a popular feature at Scandic Strand hotel and can be seen in various design features around our hotel. At Scandic Strand we have 5 excellent meeting and conference rooms, all with wireless internet and state-of-the art equipment.

Distance to city centre 0 km
Distance to Bergen Airport 25 km
Distance to train station 0.8 km

Booking code: 161471


The Congress Scientific Committeeinvites authors to submit abstracts proposals for oral or poster presentations in line with our theme; Authors are requested to submit a maximum of 250 words in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. It will be presumed that the oral presentation will be in the same language as the submitted abstract.

All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission form at the bottom of this page.

Please note the following:

» Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31, 2012. will not be reviewed.

» Authors will be informed of the selection by email by March 15, 2012.

» All selected abstracts will be published in the congress program.

» All presenters will be required to pay the Congress registration fee.

Authors are asked to select the type of presentation they would like to give. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to offer a shorter presentation than that which authors have submitted in order to maximise the number of participants.

The presentation options are:


Presenters will have the opportunity to present a 30-45 minute workshop including question/discussion time.


We invite applicants to give a brief 20 minute research or clinical activity presentations (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions).


Posters will be on display troughout the conference.

Abstract submission form THE FORM IS CLOSED

NB: Please use either word- or PDF-format. If you have any problems uploading your abstract, please contact us on or +47 55 97 66 95 / + 47 55 97 66 92