UNH News Release: UNH Hosts International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference July 8–10
June 26, 2012
UNH Hosts International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference July 8–10

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Family Research Laboratory and Crimes against Children Research Center will host the 2012 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference July 8-10, 2012, in Portsmouth, N.H.

Since 1981, UNH has hosted the conference to provide researchers and scientist-practitioners from many disciplines the opportunity to come together to share the latest cutting-edge data on the dynamics and consequences of violence and evidence-based prevention and intervention.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center in Portsmouth. It is open to the public with a registration fee. The session schedule is available at http://www.unh.edu/frl/conferences/2012/pdf/2012_Block_Schedule_for_web.pdf.

This year’s invited speakers are as follows:

Sunday, July 8, 2012 -- Opening Plenary Session, Ballroom
Consequences of Childhood Trauma
Ernestine Briggs-King
 
Briggs-King is a clinical community psychologist; an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.; director of the Data and Evaluation Program for the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress; and director of the Trauma Treatment & Research Program at the Center for Child and Family Health.

Monday, July 9, 2012 – Lunch, Ballroom
Social-Emotional Learning Approaches to Preventing Adolescent Aggression and Peer Victimization
Dorothy Espelage

Espelage is a professor of child development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Monday, July 9, 2012 – Lunch, Prescott Room
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): Summary of Findings for 2010
Mikel Walters, E. Lynn Jenkins, and Melissa Merrick
 
Walters is a behavioral scientist with the etiology and surveillance branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jenkins is the chief of the etiology and surveillance branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Merrick is a behavioral scientist with the etiology and surveillance branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – Lunch, Ballroom
Mobilizing Actions to Address Violence Against Children: Lessons Learned from Swaziland and Tanzania

Jim Mercy
Mercy oversees global activities in the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – Lunch, Prescott Room
Can prevention of early conduct disorder reduce the risk for family violence?

Miriam Ehrensaft
Ehrensaft is a clinical psychologist specializing in translational research on violence prevention and an associate professor in the Clinical Forensic Psychology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
More information about the conference is available at http://www.unh.edu/frl/conferences/2012/index.html.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

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