International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
FAMILY RESEARCH LABORATORY & CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN RESEARCH CENTER
Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
July 9th - July 11th, 2006
The Family Research Laboratory (FRL) & the Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) are independent research units devoted to the study of family problems.
Co-Sponsored by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA
We are eagerly planning our 2006 conference and we would like to thank you for your interest in the Family Violence Research Conferences. These conferences are sponsored by the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. They are part of an ongoing series of conferences on all aspects of family violence and child victimization dating back to 1981.
How does this conference differ from other child abuse/family violence conferences?
Every year, many excellent conferences on child victimization and family violence take place around the country, and in several different regions of the world. Our conferences differ because of their research focus. Our conferences offer a unique opportunity for researchers and scientist/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated knowledge on family violence.
Can people who are not researchers attend? Are students welcome?
Absolutely! At previous meetings, participants have included professionals and graduate students from psychology, sociology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, women's studies, law, criminology, criminal justice, anthropology, medicine, public health, and child development. While many sessions do focus on methodological issues (more of interest to researchers), there is also cutting-edge research on all aspects of family violence and victimization of children. We are especially interested in encouraging students to attend and present. The number of conference attendees is generally small enough to give students, and others, a chance to mingle and meet others with similar areas of interest. Many fruitful collaborations have arisen from our meetings.
What is the conference format?
Each year, 300 to 400 researchers from around the world attend our conference. There are three types of presentations that take place at our conference. The first is our invited program, where outstanding researchers present their latest findings, or synthesize findings in the field. The second format is research paper presentations of approximately 20 minutes each. We will also accept proposals for panels or symposia comprised of 3 or 4 papers focused on one theme. Our final format is a poster format, and we have poster sessions running throughout the three-day conference.
When and where is the 2006 conference?
We're glad you asked! The 2006 conference is July 9-11 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This picturesque area is located an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and close to New Hampshire's White Mountains. Many excellent restaurants, quaint shops, and interesting historical landmarks are within easy walking distance. There's something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Plan to begin or end your summer vacation here in New England.
How do I submit a paper?
The deadline for paper submissions will be posted in late November 2005. When you have a submission ready, you can submit it through this website. You will be notified in April 2006 of acceptance and which presentation category you were assigned.
Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in 2006!
David Finkelhor, Ph.D.
Questions about the 2006 conference can be directed to conference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org