(858) 966-5814 chadwickcenter@rchsd.org

Professional Education Services

The Chadwick Center offers accredited Professional Education to those involved in fields of prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse and family violence.  Since its beginning in 1976, the Chadwick Center has trained more than 150,000 professionals from all fifty states and over forty countries.

Major educational activities include the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment; the Clinical Training Program for visiting physicians, the weekly multidisciplinary Child Protection Team Case Conference, and various local, county, and state trainings funded through contracts.

San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

Since 1986, our highly acclaimed conference has been held each January in San Diego.  This six-day conference presents evidence-based best practices to multidisciplinary professionals working in the child and family maltreatment field.  Our distinguished international faculty presents best-practice skill-building workshops, inspiring plenaries, and thought-provoking forums on the following topic areas:

  • Medical Evaluation
  • Forensic Evidentiary Interviewing
  • Trauma Treatment Concepts and Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Infant and Early Childhood
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Prosecution and Investigation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Cultural Specific Issues
  • Child Welfare
  • Prevention
  • Leadership and Public Policy
  • Ethics
  • Technology
  • Research
  • International Global Issues
  • Pre-conference Institutes

Clinical Training Program (CTP)

The Chadwick Center conducts customized training to address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child and family maltreatment onsite in San Diego or offsite around the world.  CTP training, usually one to five days, offers topics including:

  • Medical Evaluation of Child Abuse
  • Conducting Forensic Evidentiary Interviews
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Program and Protocol Development
  • Child and Family Advocacy

Child Protection Team (CPT) Case Conference

Since 1976, a weekly two-hour case conference consisting of a multidisciplinary collaborative effort by those in law enforcement, child protection, mental and medical health, and the justice system, is held at the Chadwick Center.  Recent and on-going child abuse cases are reviewed and discussed by members of CPT in a confidential environment.

San Diego Options for Recovery – Substance Abuse/HIV Infant Foster Home Licensing Program

This program is funded by the County of San Diego.  The Chadwick Center provides a five-day, thirty-hour training program four times a year.  This training program is specifically for qualified foster parent caregivers, which is mandated by the Welfare and Institution Codes and California Department of Social Services.

Location and Contact Information

General information:

Phone: (858) 966-4972
Fax: (858) 966-8018
sdconference@rchsd.org

Manager: Lisa Quinn

Physical Address:
Rady Children’s Hospital’s Health Services Building
3665 Kearny Villa Rd
Suite 505
San Diego, CA 92123

Mailing address:
3020 Children’s Way, MC 5017
San Diego, CA 92123