9th International Family Violence Research Conference
FAMILY RESEARCH LABORATORY & CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN RESEARCH CENTER
Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
July 10th - July 13th, 2005
The Family Research Laboratory (FRL) & the Crimes Against Children Research Center are independent research units devoted to the study of family problems.
Co-sponsored by the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
This past summer of 2005 the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire hosted the 9 th International Family Violence Research Conference in at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The conference was a tremendous success, bringing together researchers, practitioners and advocates from all across the globe.
We had 325 conference attendees this year. Conference attendees came from 39 different states and the District of Columbia. We were pleased to have 45 international conference participants from the following 11 countries: Australia, Canada, China, England, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sweden, and The Netherlands.
We were fortunate to present five invited guests to our conference this year. Dr. Jacqueline Campbell ( Johns Hopkins University) spoke about her work on female victims of partner violence from the study Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Validation Experiment. Dr. Richard Felson ( Pennsylvania State University) spoke about the role of gender in violence. Dr. R. Karl Hanson ( Carleton University) presented his meta-analysis work on predictive factors for sexual assault. Dr. Glenda Kaufman Kantor ( University of New Hampshire) spoke about her research on the interplay of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence; and, Dr. Murray Straus spoke about his study, the International Dating Violence Study which is examining partner violence among college students in over 20 different countries.
Over 200 individual papers and panels were presented at this year’s conference. The research was of excellent quality and covered a range of topics including:
- Batterer Treatment Programs
- Child Maltreatment: Research with an International Perspective
- Developing & Identifying Typologies of Intimate Partner Violence
- Family Violence Fatalities
- Intimate Partner Violence & Court Responses
- Findings from the Developmental Victimization Study
- Issues in Researching Family Violence & Maltreatment
- Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence
- Treating Maltreated & Traumatized Children
- Findings from the National Survey of Child & Adolescent Well-Being
- Policy Responses to Family Violence
Additional features of the conference included our pre-conference workshops, breakfasts with Drs. David Finkelhor and Murray Straus, luncheons with journal editors Drs. Robert Geffner and John Leventhal, and special luncheons on the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire and the International Dating Violence Study. And, of course, the annual Straus Reception at the home of Dorothy and Murray Straus.
We look forward to seeing you at our conference next year—July 9 th to July 12 th, 2006. Should you have any questions about the 2005 or the 2006 conference, please do not hesitate to contact Erin Jenkins, Conference Administrator, at (603) 862-0767 or email@example.com.
Dr. David Finkelhor
Dr. Emily M. Douglas
2005 Conference Co-Chairs