Welcome to the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect

The Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) serves as the official County agent to coordinate the development of services for this prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect. ICAN's Policy Committee includes 32 County, City, State and Federal agency heads, as well as, UCLA, Police Chiefs' Association and five private sector members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. ICAN's Operations Committee and 22 ad hoc committees carry out the work of ICAN by addressing a broad spectrum of issues related to the health and safety of children and families. Twelve community-based, interdisciplinary child abuse councils interface and ICAN, providing valuable information regarding many related issues.

13th Annual Childhood Grief and Traumatic Loss Conference

Speaker Handouts

Lauren Schnieder Linda Garcia Melissa Rhodes

Explaining Homicide to Children

Fostering Resilience

Preparing Children for Funeral and Memorial Services

Ten Things

Grief and Loss

Explaining Death to Children

Considering the Child Survivor of Parental Intimate Partner Homicide

Recent News!


Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth and Families - Register for Penny Lane Center's 8th Annual Edgy Conference


Los Angeles Times: It's OK to sleep next to your infant child. It's even beneficial. + Bad Advice on bed-sharing, which is risky indeed


A Year in Review


Critical Issues: Hospital Child Abuse and Relationship Building


ISPCAN Multidisciplinary Team Award 2016


ICAN Associates - Lunch at Spago: Photo Gallery


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