UNH Hosts International Conference On Family Violence July 10-13
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
July 6, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. -- More than 300 researchers from around the world
will participate in the University of New Hampshire’s ninth
international conference on family violence research July 10-13,
2005, 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 ground-breaking research
on family violence, child sexual abuse, treatment programs for batterers,
family violence as it relates to people with disabilities, international
perspectives on family violence, bullying, and ethical issues in
The conference will open with a keynote speech Sunday, July 10,
at 5:50 p.m. by sociologist Murray Straus, co-director of the Family
Research Laboratory. Straus will provide a world perspective on
gender and partner violence based on results from his International
Dating Violence Study. His speech will be followed by remarks from
the conference co-chairs, David Finkelhor and Emily Douglas.
Following are some of the featured speakers:
• What Battered Women Know and Do: Results and Methodological
Challenges from the Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Validation
Experiment. Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University School
of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Monday, July
11, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Ballroom.
• Assessing the Risk of Violence: Static, Stable and Acute
Factors. R. Karl Hanson, Carleton University & Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness Canada, Monday, July 11, 2:30-3:45 p.m.,
• How is Couple Violence Difference from Other Forms of
Violence? Richard Felson, Pennsylvania State University. Tuesday,
July 12, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Ballroom.
• Opening Pandora’s Box: Defining and Responding
to the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment.
Glenda Kaufman Kantor, University of New Hampshire. Tuesday, July
12, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Ballroom.
For more information on the conference in general or other presenters
and topics, visit http://www.unh.edu/frl/conferences/2005/.