UNH Hosts International
Conference on Child Victimization July 11-14
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
July 6, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- More than 200 researchers from around
the world will participate in the University of New Hampshire’s
biennial conference on the victimization of children and youth
2004, at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center in
Sponsored by UNH’s Family Research Laboratory and Crimes
against Children Research Center, as well as the Family Violence
and Sexual Assault Institute,
the conference will feature research on the link between child maltreatment and
pornography, teen dating violence, the long-term effects of child maltreatment,
on health and reproductive health, community approaches to child victimization
and violence among homeless and incarcerated youth.
The conference will open with a keynote speech Sunday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.
UNH researchers David Finkelhor, Richard Ormrod and Heather Turner will discuss
their research on whether multiple victimization is the norm for children.
Following are featured speakers:
“People Shouldn’t Have to Ask”: Making Child Protection
Part of Everyday Life. Gary Melton, Institute on Family and Neighborhood
Life, Clemson University. Monday, July 12, 9-10:15 a.m., Prescott
• Medical Child Abuse – Beyond Munchausen
Syndrome by Proxy. Carole Jenny, professor of pediatrics at Brown
Monday, July 12, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Prescott Room.
• The Lifetime Health Effects of Childhood Abuse and Adversity.
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, UNH, and Valerie Edwards, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Tuesday, July 13, 9-10:15
a.m., Prescott Room.
Parenting Practices and the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. John
Lutzker, Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National
Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Tuesday, July 13, 10:30-11:45
a.m., Prescott Room.
For more information on the conference in general or other presenters
and topics, log on to http://www.unh.edu/frl/conferences/2004/index.html.