Conference Overview

The Children’s Cove Champions for Children Conference is an informative and innovative multidisciplinary conference offering workshops presented by many nationally recognized experts in the field of child abuse, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence, trafficking and exploitation, and prevention. The Champions for Children Conference is one of the premiere child maltreatment conferences in the country and will provide professionals in the field with extensive and innovative insight to assist child victims and families in their community. This conference is not affiliated with other conferences using the same or similar names.

Above and Beyond for Children Award

Since 2010, Children’s Cove awards deserving individuals or agencies with the Above and Beyond for Children Award at our annual Champions for Children Conference. This award is given to individuals who show dedication and commitment to protect children on the Cape and Islands.

2019 Honoree

Bobbi Moritz  Resource Development Officer, Barnstable County

Community Partnership

A Community Partner is an organization which stands out in their dedication to the protection and safety of the children in their care, encourages open dialogue about safety, and actively works with Children’s Cove to keep children of all ages safe.

2019 Spotlight

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
J.R. Mell, Regional Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Who Should Attend

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people who work directly with child victims of crime, whose intent is to help children in their healing process, and who are employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, probation and medicine. Those who do not work in the fields stated above, may not attend the training unless the respective company is supporting the conference through sponsoring or exhibiting. The management of the conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria. Please contact Stacy Gallagher at with any questions about these policies. Individuals without an official Champions for Children Conference name badge will not be permitted to the workshop sessions.


American Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this conference, please provide information about your requirements to Nancy Raymond at 508.375.0410 at least five (5) business days in advance of the conference.