Professor of Sociology
Director, Crimes Against Children Research Center
Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824
Tel. (603) 862-2761
Fax (603)862-1122
E-mail: david.finkelhor@unh.edu


Phillips Exeter Academy, 1964.

 Harvard College, 1968.    B.A. (Social Relations)

 Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1971.    Ed. M. (Sociology)

 Institut d'Etudes Politiques, University of Paris, 1967.

 University of New Hampshire, 1978.    Ph.D. (Sociology)

 Special Fields: Family, mental health, social psychology, sexual behavior, family violence, victimology, criminology.





 Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children in America.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1990 (with Gerald Hotaling and Andrea Sedlak).

Nursery Crimes: Sexual Abuse in Day Care.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1989 (with Linda Williams and Nanci Burns).

Coping with Family Violence: Research on Policy Perspectives.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1989 (Edited with Gerald Hotaling, John Kirkpatrick and Murray Straus).

 Family Abuse and its Consequences: New Directions in Research.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1988 (Edited with Gerald Hotaling, John Kirkpatrick and Murray Straus).

 Stopping Family Violence: Research Priorities for the Coming Decade.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1988 (with Gerald Hotaling and Kersti Yllo).

Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1986.

 License to Rape: Sexual Violence Against Wives.  New York: Holt Rinehart, 1985 (with Kersti Yllo).

Child Sexual Abuse: New Theory and Research.  New York: Free Press, 1984.

The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1983 (Edited with Richard Gelles, Gerald Hotaling and Murray Straus).

Sexually Victimized Children.  New York: Free Press, 1979 (Spanish translation, 1981).

 Up Against the American Myth.  New York,  NY: Holt Rinehart, 1971 (with Tom Christoffel and Dan Gilbarg.) (Japanese translation, 1973).



                         In Press
“Juvenile Crime Victims known to the Police: Dispatches from the Emerging NIBRS System” (with Richard Ormrod).  OJJDP Bulletin.

 “Kidnapping of Juveniles: Patterns from the Emerging NIBRS” (with Richard Ormrod). OJJDP Bulletin

 “Child Abuse Reported to Police: The NIBRS Perspective” (with Richard Ormrod). OJJDP Bulletin.

“The Victimization of Children & Youth: A Comprehensive Overview” (with Patricia Hashima). In S.O. White (Ed.), Law and Social Science Perspectives on Youth and Justice. NY: Plenum Publishing Corp.

“Juvenile Crime Victims in the Justice System” (with M.J. Paschall and Patricia Hashima). In S.O. White (Ed.), Law and Social Science Perspectives on Youth and Justice. NY: Plenum Publishing Corp.


“Reporting Crimes against Juveniles” (with Richard Ormrod).  Juvenile Justice Bulletin.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

 “Violent Victimization of Youth Versus Adults in the National Crime Victimization Survey” (with Patricia Hashima). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14(8): 799-819.

 “Convening a National Call to Action: Working toward the Elimination of Child Maltreatment: The Science”. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23(10): 969-974.

“Victimologia Infantil”.  In J. Sanmartin (Ed.), Violencia Contra Ninos (pp. 147-218). Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Ariel.


“Children Exposed to Partner Violence” (with Janis Wolak). In J.L. Jasinski, L.M. Williams (Eds.), Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research (pgs. 73-112). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

“A Comparison of the Responses of Preadolescents and Adolescents in a National Victimization Survey”.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 13(3): 362-382.

“Improving Research, Policy, and Practice to Understand Child Sexual Abuse”.  JAMA, 280(21):1864-1865.


 “A Developmental Perspective on the Childhood Impact of Crime, Abuse & Violent Victimization”  (with Kathy Kendall-Tackett). In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.), The Effects of Trauma and the Developmental Process.

 “The Homicide of Children & Youth: A Developmental Perspective”,  In G. Kaufman Kantor & J. Jasinski (Eds.), Out of the Darkness: Contemporary Perspectives on Family Violence (pgs. 17-34). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 “The Victimization of Children and Youth: Developmental Victimology” , In R.C. Davis, A.J. Lurigio & Skogan, W.G. (Eds.), Victims of Crime (pg. 86-107). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 "Is Youth Victimization Related to PTSD and Depression after Controlling for Prior Symptoms and Family Relationships? A Longitudinal Prospective Study" (with Sue Boney-McCoy). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(6):1406-1416.

 "The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse" (with Deborah Daro).  In M.E. Helfer, R. S. Kempe, & R.D. Krugman (Eds.), The Battered Child, (5th Edition) (pgs 615-626).  Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

"Sexually Abused Children in a National Survey of Parents: Methodological Issues”  (with David Moore, Sherry L. Hamby & Murray A. Straus). Child Abuse & Neglect, 21(1):1-9.

Risk Factors for Family Abduction: Demographic and Family Interaction Characteristics”  (with Peggy Plass and Gerald T. Hotaling). Journal of Family Violence, 12(3):333-348.

“Die folgen van sexuellem missbrauch bei kindern: Review und synthese neuerer empirischer studien.  In G. Amann & R. Wipplinger (Eds.), Sexueller Missbrauch: Ueberblick zu Forschung, beratung und therapie (pp. 151 - 186).  Salzburg, Austria: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Verhaltenstherapie.


"Risk Factors for Youth Victimization: Beyond a Lifestyles Theoretical Approach" (with Nancy Asdigian). Violence and Victims, 11(1):3-20.

 "New Categories of Missing Children: Injured, Lost, Delinquent, and Victims of Caretakers Mix-ups" (with Nancy Asdigian and Gerald Hotaling).  Child Welfare, 75(4):291-310.

“ Family Abduction Outcomes: Factors Assocaited with Duration and Emotional Trauma to Children” (with Peggy Plass and Gerald T. Hotaling). Journal of Youth & Society, 28(1):109-130.

"Introduction: Child Maltreatment at a Time of Transition." In J. Briere, L. Berliner, J.A Bulkley, C. Jenny, & T. Reid, (Eds.), APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment (p. ix). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

"Corporal Punishment as a Stressor Among Youth" (with Heather Turner). Journal of Marriage and the Family, 58(1):155-166.

“Sexual Abuse of Children in an International Perspective”. In S. Matsumoto (Ed.), Sexuality and Human Bonding (pg. 245-248). New York: Elsevier Science.


"Nonsexual Assaults to the Genitals in the Youth Population" (with Janis Wolak). The Journal of the American Medical Association, 274(21):1692-1697.

"The Effectiveness of Victimization Prevention Programs for Children: A Follow-Up" (with Nancy Asdigian and Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman). American Journal of Public Health, 85(12):1684-1689.

]"Research on the Treatment of Sexually Abused Children" (with Lucy Berliner).  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34(11):1408-1423.

"The Psychosocial Impact of Violent Victimization on a National Youth Sample" (with Sue Boney-McCoy).  The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63(5):726-736.

"The Victimization of Children in a Developmental Perspective", American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65(2):177-193.

"Victimization Prevention Programs: A National Survey of Children's Exposure and Reactions" (with Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman).  Child Abuse and Neglect, 19(2): 129-139.

 "The Effectiveness of Victimization Prevention Instruction: An Evaluation of Children's Responses to Actual Threats and Assaults" (with Nancy Asdigian and Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman).  Child Abuse & Neglect, 19(2): 141-153.

"Paternal Caregiving and Incest: A Test of a Biosocial Model" (with Linda Williams).  The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65(1):101-113.

"Varieties of Non-Family Abduction: Additional Analyses from NISMART" (with Nancy Asdigian and Gerald Hotaling).  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 22(3):215-232.

"Attempted Non-Family Abduction" (with Gerald Hotaling and Nancy Asdigian).  Child Welfare, 74(5):941-955.

 “Police Involvement in Family Abduction Episodes” (with Peggy Plass and Gerald T. Hotaling). Crime & Delinquency, 41(2):205-218.

"Victimization Prevention Programs: An American Survey of Children's Exposure and Reactions" (with Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman). In B. Marquardt-Mau (Ed.), Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (p 87-112). Germany: Juventa Verlag.

"What Works for Children in Resisting Assaults" (with Nancy Asdigian).  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 10(4):402-418.

"Prior Victimization: A Risk Factor for Child Sexual Abuse and for PTSD-Related Symptomatology Among Sexually Abused Youth" (with Sue Boney-McCoy). Child Abuse & Neglect, 19(12):1401-1421.

“The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Findings” (with Kathy Kendall-Tackett and Linda Williams).  In M.E. Hertzig & E.A. Farber (Eds.), Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development (pp. 321-356).  New York: Brunner/Mazel.


"Abus Sexuel et Santé Sexuelle Chez L'enfant: Nouveaux Dilemmes Pour le Pediatre",  Le Journal Suisse de Medicine, 124(51/52):2320-2330.

"Children as Victims of Violence: A National Survey" (with Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman). Pediatrics, 94(4): 413-420.

"Current Information on the Scope and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse",  The Future of Children, 4(2): 31-53.

"How Does Receiving Information About Abuse Influence Boys Perception of Their Risk?"  with Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman). Child Abuse and Neglect, 18(7): 557-568.

"Victimization of Children" (with Jennifer Dziuba-Leatherman). American Psychologist, 49(3): 173-183.

"The International Epidemiology of Child Sexual Abuse", Child Abuse and Neglect, 18(5): 409-417.

"The 'Backlash' and the Future of Child Abuse Advocacy: Insights from the Study of Social Issues."  In J.E.B. Myers, (Ed.), The Backlash: Child Protection Under Fire, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, p. 1-16.

"Parental Relations, Socioeconomic Status, & Father-Child Contact Following Divorce" (with Denise Donnelly, Cheryl Brown and Donald Gregory), Family Perspectives,  28(3):183-194.


"Epidemiological Factors in the Clinical Identification of Child Sexual Abuse", Child Abuse and Neglect, 17: 67-70.

 "The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Empirical Studies" (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Linda Williams). Psychological Bulletin,  113(1), 164-180.

"The Main Problem is Still Underreporting not Overreporting".  In R.J. Gelles, & D.R. Loseke (Eds.), Current Controversies on Family Violence.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 273-287.


"Child Sexual Abuse" In J.M. Last & R.B. Wallace (Eds.), Public Health & Preventative Medicine - 13th Edition. Connecticut: Appleton & Lange.

"Sexual Abuse Prevention Education: A Review of Evaluation Studies" (with Nancy Strapko). In D.J. Willis, E.W. Holder & M. Rosenberg (Eds.), Prevention of Child Maltreatment.  New York: Wiley. Also published in O. Schubbe (Ed.), Therapeutische Hilfen gegen sexuellen Mißbrauch an Kindern.  Göttingen, Zurich: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

"New Myths About the Child Welfare System", The Child, Youth and Family Services, 15(1): 3-5.

"The Abduction of Children by Strangers and Nonfamily Members: Estimating the Incidence Using Multiple Methods" (with G. Hotaling & A. Sedlak). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7(2): 226-243. 


"The Scope of the Problem". In K. Murray & D. Gough (Eds.), Intervening in Health Approach.  New York: Oxford University Press.

"Abus Sexuel d'Enfants: Nouvelles Recherches et Développements Criminologiques en Amérique du Nord. (Sexual Abuse of Children: New Criminological Developments in North America.)".  In J. Schuh & M. Killias (Eds.), Délinquance Sexuelle (Sexual Delinquency). Chur/Zurich: Verlag Ruegger.

"Child Sexual Abuse". In Mark Rosenberg (Ed.), Violence in America: A Public Health Approach.  New York: Oxford University Press.

"Flexible Reporting Options for Skilled Child Abuse Professionals" (with Gail L. Zellman). Child Abuse and Neglect, 15(4): 335-342.

"Children Abducted by Family Members: A National Household Survey of Incidence and Episode Characteristics".  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 53: 805-817.

"The Lazy Revolutionary's Guide to the Prospects for Reforming Child Welfare".  Child Abuse and Neglect, 15(S1): 17-23.


"Is Child Abuse Overreported: The Data Rebut Arguments for Less Intervention".  Public Welfare, 48(1): 22-29, 46-47.

"New Ideas for Child Sex Abuse Prevention". In R. Kim Oates (Ed.), Understanding and Managing Child Sexual Abuse.  Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.

"Early and Long Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse: An Update".  Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 21(5): 325-330.

 "Estimating the Number of Stranger Abduction Homicides of Children: A Review of Available Evidence" (with Gerald T. Hotaling).  Journal of Criminal Justice, 18(5): 385-399.

"The Characteristics of Incestuous Fathers: A Review of Recent Studies" (with Linda Williams).  In W.L. Marshall, D.R. Laws & H.E. Barbaree (Eds.), The Handbook of Sexual Assault Issues, Theories and Treatment of the Offender.  New York: Plenum.

"Sexual Abuse in a National Survey of Adult Men and Women: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Risk Factors" (with Gerald T. Hotaling, I.A. Lewis and Christine Smith).  Child Abuse and Neglect, 14: 19-28.


"Sexual Abuse and its Relationship to Later Sexual Satisfaction, Marital Status, Religion & Attitudes" (with Gerald T. Hotaling, I.A. Lewis & Christine Smith). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 4(4): 379-399.

"Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review and Conceptualization" (with Angela Browne).  In L. Walker, (Ed.), A Handbook on Child Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Treatment Issues.  New York: Springer.

"Causes of Elder Abuse: Caregiver Stress Versus Problem Relatives" (with Karl Pillimer).  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 59: 179-187.


"The Prevalence of Elder Abuse: A Random Sample Survey" (with Karl Pillimer). The Gerontologist, 28: 51-57.

"Sexual Abuse in Day Care: A National Study" (with Linda Williams and Nanci Burns). Executive Summary, March 1988.

"An Epidemiologic Approach to the Study of Child Molestation" (with I.A. Lewis).  In R. Prentky & V. Quinsey (Eds.), Human Sexual Aggression: Current Perspectives.  New York: The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, June 1988.

"Child Abuse as an International Issue" (with Jill Korbin).  Child Abuse and Neglect, 12: 3-23.

"The Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse: Two Models".  In G. Wyatt (Ed.), The Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

"The Sexual Abuse of Children: Current Research Reviewed", Psychiatric Annals: The Journal of Continuing Psychiatric Education, 17(4):  233-241.

"The Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse: Two Models",  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2(4): 348-366.


"The Adolescent Sexual Perpetrator: A New Challenge in the Field of Sexual Abuse".  Treating the Juvenile Sexual Abuse Perpetrator: Proceedings of a National Training Conference.  Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota.

"Sexual Abuse: Beyond the Family Systems Approach", Journal of Psychotherapy and the Family, 2(2): 53-66; also in T.S. Trepper & M.M. Barrett (Eds.), Treating Incest: A Multimodel Systems Perspective, New York: Hayworth Press.

"Preventing Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse".  In M. Lystad (Ed.), Violence in the Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.

"The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Research" (with Angela Browne). Psychological Bulletin, 99(1): 66-77.

"Explanations of Pedophilia: A Four Factor Model" (with Sharon Araji). Journal of Sex Research, 22(2): 145-161.

"Risk Factors for Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Evidence" (with Larry Baron). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1(1): 26-42.


"The Traumatic Impact of Child Sexual Abuse: A Conceptualization" (with Angela Browne). Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 55(4): 530-541.  Reprinted in S. Cless and A. Thomas, (Eds.), Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.

"Sexual Abuse and Physical Abuse: Some Critical Differences". In E.H. Newberger & R. Bourne (Eds.), Unhappy Families, chapter 3.  Littleton, MA: PSG Publishing Company, Inc.

"Explanations of Pedophilia: Empirical Research" (with Sharon Araji). Bulletin of the Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 13: 17-38.

"The Sexual Exploitation of Missing Children: A Research Review" (with Gerald T. Hotaling).  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. 


"The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of Current Approaches", SIECUS Reports, Vol XIII (September). 

"How Widespread is Child Sexual Abuse", Children Today, 13(4): 18-20.  Also in, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Perspectives on Child Maltreatment in the Mid 80's.  Washington,DC: USDHHS.

"Child Abuse in Stepfamilies" (with Jean Giles-Sims). Family Relations, 33: 407-413.

"Sexual Abuse in the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect: An Appraisal" (with Gerald T. Hotaling). Child Abuse and Neglect, 8: 22-33.

"Sexual Abuse of Boys: The Available Data". In A. Burgess (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Rape and Sexual Assault.  New York: Garland.

"Explanations of Pedophilia: Review of Empirical Evidence" (with Sharon Araji).  Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 13:17-38.


"Common Features of Family Abuse".  In D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, G. Hotaling, & M. Straus (Eds.), The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

"Marital Rape: A Sociological Perspective".  In D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, G. Hotaling & M. Straus (Eds.), The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

"Removing the Child - Prosecuting the Offender in Cases of Sexual Abuse: Evidence".  Child Abuse & Neglect, 7:195-205.


"Forced Sex in Marriage" (with Kersti Yllo). Crime and Delinquency, 28(3): 459-478.

"Sexual Abuse: A Sociological Perspective", Child Abuse and Neglect, 6: 95-102.


"The Scope of Family Violence in America" (with Barbara Carson).  In C. Germaine Warner and G. R. Braen (Eds.), Management of the Physically and Emotionally Abused.  New York: MacMillan.

"Sexual Abuse of Boys", Victimology, 6: 71-84.


"Risk Factors in the Sexual Victimization of Children", Child Abuse and Neglect, 4(4): 265-273.

"Sexual Socialization in America: High Risk for Sexual Abuse". In J. Samson (Ed.),

Childhood and Sexuality.  Montreal, Canada: Editions Etudes Vivanres.

"Sex Among Siblings: A Survey Report on its Prevalence, Variety and Effects", Archives of Sexual Behavior, 9: 171-194.

1979 and earlier

"What's Wrong with Sex Between Adults and Children: Ethics and the Problem of Sexual Abuse". American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 49: 692-697, 1979.

"Psychological, Cultural and Structural Factors in Incest and Family Sexual Abuse", Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling, 4: 45-50.

"Review Essay: Kantor and Lehr, Inside the Family", Journal of Marriage and the Family, 39: 423-427, 1977.

"Reflections on My Teaching", Journal of Thought, 11: 23-33, 1976.

"Urban Communal Living Arrangements", Theological Education, (Winter) 1972.

"The Military-Industrial Complex: Obstacles to Conversion". In R. Edwards et al, The Capitalist System.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972 (with Michael Reich).


Research Grants

             "Incest and Family Sexual Abuse" (Co-investigator): National Institute of Mental Health grant, 1978-1980.

             "Parents Attitudes and Reactions to Sexual Abuse" (Principal Investigator): National Institute of Mental Health grant, 1980-1982.

             "Secondary Analysis of Data Collected by the National Incidence Study -- Sexual Abuse of Children" (Principal Investigator): National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect grant, 1981-1982.

             "Family Violence Research Training Grant" (Co-Investigator): National Institute of Mental Health, 1982-1992.

             "Forced Sex in Marriage" (Principal Investigator): Eden Hall Farm Foundation, 1983-1987.

             "Promoting the Development and Dissemination of Knowledge About Child Sexual Abuse" (Principal Investigator): National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect grant, 1983-1985.

             "Conflict and Abuse in the Family Care of the Elderly" (Principal Investigator): National Institute on Aging grant, 1984-1986.

             "Family Violence: A Research Agenda for the 1980's and 1990's" (Principal Investigator): Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, 1985-1986.

             "Sexual Abuse in Day Care" (Principal Investigator): National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1986-1988.

             "Characteristics of Incest Offenders" (Principal Investigator): Northstar Foundation, 1987-    1988.

             "National Studies of Incidence of Missing Children" (Co-Investigator): U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1987-1989.

             "Recovery from Sexual Abuse and the Validity of Children's Disclosures: A Longitudinal Study, 1973-1990" (Co-Investigator): National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1990-1992.

             "Paternal Characteristics and Risk of Sexual Abuse in Navy Families" (Co-Investigator): National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1988-1991.

             "A National Study of Youth Victimization Prevention" (Principal Investigator): Boy Scouts of America, (1991-1994).

             "Family, Non-Family Abduction and Other Missing Children: Additional Analysis and Dissemination of NISMART Data", (1992-1994).

             "Stranger Abduction of Children: Analysis of a National Survey of Children's Experiences", (1993-1994).

             "National Youth Victimization Prevention Follow-Up Study" (1993-1995).

             “Second National Incidence Study of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children” (1996-1999).

             “Internet Survey” (1998 - 2000).

             “Crimes Against Children Research Center” (1998 - 2001).

             “Crimes Against Children Research Center: Phase II” (1999 - 2005).

Professional Awards

                 Santiago Grisolia Chair, University of Valencia, Spain. For Research on Violence Against Children. (1998)

                 Outstanding Professional Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. (1995).


                 National Institute of Mental Health Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1977-78): Study of family violence.

                 Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Title IV Fellowship (1968-1971): Graduate study in education.

                 National Science Foundation Grant (1966): To study local government in France.


Recent Presentations


Vienna, Austria: University of Austria (July, 99).

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: International Conference on the Pelvic Floor (September, 98).

Valencia, Spain: Queen Sofia Centre - Santiago Grisolia Chair (June, 98).

Copenhagen, Denmark: Nordic Conference on Child Abuse (May, 98).

Copenhagen, Denmark: University of Copenhagen, Department of Psychology (May, 98).

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 13th Annual Meeting (November, 97)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: McMaster University and Children’s Hospital at Chedoke-McMaster (May, 97).

Geneva, Switzerland: University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine (April, 97).

Dublin, Ireland: The 12th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect (August, 96).

Seville, Spain: Fourth National Conference on Child Maltreatment (November, 95).

Linkoping, Sweden: University of Linkoping (August, 95).

Yokohama, Japan: The 12th World Congress of Sexology (August, 95).

 London, UK: Regent's College National Conference on Concerns and Controversies in Child Protection (June. 95).

St. John, Newfoundland: Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association National Conference (May. 95).

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Women's University Conference, The Challange of Child Abuse: American, British and Japanese Experience (September, 94).

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The 11th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect (September, 94).

Bristol, UK, University of Bristol: The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (July, 94).

Zurich, Switzerland: University of Zurich Medical School (May, 94).

London, UK: University of London, Institute of Child Health, Seminar on Child Sexual Abuse Research (March, 94).


Greensboro, NC: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Sociology Colloquium (April, 99).

Boston University Trauma Center Weekly Lecture Series (May, 99).

San Antonio, TX: APSAC’s Seventh National Colloquium (June, 99).

Rutgers University, Violence Institute of New Jersey (March, 99).

San Diego, CA: Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment (January, 99).

Anaheim, CA: 10th Annual Conference of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Orange County (March, 98).

San Diego, CA: Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment (January, 98).

Burlington, VT: First Annual Conference on Child Sexual Abuse (September, 97).

San Diego, CA: Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment (January, 97).

Boston, MA: American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting (October, 96).

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology (November, 95).

University of New Hampshire, Fourth International Family Violence Research Conference (July, 95).

Tucson, Arizona: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Conference (June, 95).

Harvard University, School of Public Health (February, 95).

University of Colorado, Department of Pediatrics (May, 95).

Boston, MA: American Society of Criminology (November, 95).

San Diego, CA: Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment (January, 95).

University of North Carolina: Conference on Ethical, Legal and Methodological Issues about Child Abuse (December, 94).

 Chicago, IL: 11th International Conference on Dissociative States (November, 94).

University of Wisconsin: Tenth Annual Midwest Conference on Sexual Abuse and Incest (October, 94).

San Diego, CA: Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment (January, 94)

San Francisco, CA: International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Associated Professions (July, 94).


American Sociological Association.

American Orthopsychiatric Association.

American Society of Criminology.

National Council on Family Relations.

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Executive Council).

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.


 Associate Editor, Child Abuse and Neglect.

Associate Editor, The Advisor.

Editorial Board, Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Editorial Board, Child Maltreatment.

Editorial Board, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.