The NYSPCC has been a vigorous advocate for child safety and well-being from its founding in 1875 through the present day.  In support of this important aspect of our mission, we participate in professional associations and other groups  that enable us to "join forces" with like-minded agencies and promote the interests of children and their families.


The NYSPCC is a long-standing member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.  In 2011, Dr. Mary L. Pulido, The NYSPCC's Executive Director, became the President-Elect of the New York State chapter (NYPSAC).  

Beginning in October 2011 and continuing through May 2012, NYPSAC will be conducting a series of Child Abuse Workshops delivered by chapter members.  Sample topics include "Forensically Defensible Child Sexual Abuse Evaluations" and "Evidence-Based Mental Health Interventions for Child Abuse." 

To view the series brochure or to register for a workshop, click here.


The NYSPCC is a charter member of The Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), an international membership organization of professionals who provide supervised visitation and access services to families.

SVN was founded in 1991 to provide opportunities for networking, sharing of information, and training for agencies and individuals who are interested in assuring that children can have safe, conflict-free access to parents with whom they do not reside.

The NYSPCC's Director of Clinical Services, Katheryn Lotsos, LCSW, sits on the SVN Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of its Training Committee.  Brenda Tully, The NYSPCC's Assistant Director of Clinical Services, serves on the Credentialing Committee.

The NYSPCC is also a member of the New York State Chapter of the SVN.  Xuan Tran-Walsh, LCSW, Program Manager of The NYSPCC's supervised visitation program, is the Secretary of the New York State Chapter.  Among its various activities geared to the specific needs of New York State member programs, the State Chapter holds an annual meeting that rotates to different locations throughout New York. In 2011, the meeting will take place on Friday, November 4,  at the Safe Horizon Training Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

To view a brochure of the 2011 meeting agenda, click here. To view a registration form for the meeting, click here.