The colloquium consists primarily of training seminars designed to combine the best of research and practice, providing knowledge and skills grounded in the latest empirical research. The seminars are designed to assist various professional disciplines in effectively fulfilling their roles in addressing child maltreatment in all its forms. The manual provides the schedule for each day, which includes a listing of the topics of each training seminar. For each seminar, there is an outline of the material to be covered and a bibliography of relevant materials. Events include 3-hour and 6-hour skills training seminars, as well as 90-minute seminars on field-generated skills training and research. Seminar topics cover a wide range of diagnostic and treatment issues relevant to various professional disciplines. Investigative techniques are also addressed, as are issues in the prosecution of child abuse cases. Factors in various types of child maltreatment are considered, along with their effects, both short-term and long-term. Information is provided on the organization and work of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.