Crimes against Children International Research Conference
UNH Hosts International Conference on Crimes against Children June 25-28
By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau
DURHAM, N.H. -- More than 200 researchers from 15 countries will be on campus next week as the University of New Hampshire hosts "Victimization of Children and Youth: An International Research Conference" June 25-28 at the New England Center.
Ground-breaking research will be presented on bullying and peer aggression, child abuse, Internet crimes, and property crimes, to name a few topics. Conference co-chairs professors David Finkelhor and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, both of the UNH Family Research Laboratory (FRL), expect about 170 research papers to be presented or made available by researchers from around the world, including Asia, South America, Africa, the Pacific Rim, Europe, and the Middle East.
The following UNH-based studies are among the research findings to be presented during the conference (Date, time and place of presentation follow):
In addition, a number of studies will examine the effectiveness of prevention programs, including two that analyze the effectiveness of home visitation to prevent child abuse in the first few months of life. John Landsverk, of Children's Hospital in San Diego, and Jacques Moreau, of the University of Montreal, will present their research Monday, June 26, at 1:45 p.m. in the Champlain Room.
Susan Zuravin, University of Maryland, will discuss the link between depression in mothers and their likelihood of abusing their own children. Her research will be presented Monday, June 26, at 11:45 a.m. in Great Bay Room A.
Malcolm Watson, Brandeis University, will describe signs that predict later aggressive behavior in children, including research on playing with toy guns. Watson will present his findings Monday, June 26, at 11:45 a.m. in Great Bay Room A.
For more information on the conference in general or other presenters and topics, log-on to www.unh.edu/frl/Conf2000home.htm.
June 19, 2000