Violence Prevention Research Conference
July 14 - 16, 2024
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The University of New Hampshire & the University of Kentucky are pleased to announce the Violence Prevention Research Conference (formerly the FRL International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference).
Inviting abstracts on all areas of violence prevention research, including primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, as well as research on special populations with a particular emphasis on minority issues in violence prevention. We welcome research using diverse methodologies.
We invite submissions on all aspects of violence prevention including:
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
- Child Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Internet Crimes
We hope to receive submissions representing diverse methodological approaches. We are also interested in research on understudied populations or those groups at increased risk for violence and victimization, including but not limited to the following topics and populations:
- International perspectives
- Developmental and ecological approaches
- Program evaluation & community participatory research
- Methodological issues and innovations
- Theoretical and conceptual innovations
- Prevention research
- Ethical issues
- Historical changes or trends in reporting and incidence
- All ethnic and racial populations
- LGBTQ individuals
- People with special needs
- Military families
Finally, we are particularly interested in cross-cutting research that builds bridges across the many disciplinary silos that have developed in violence research. This could include but is not limited to:
- Research on polyvictimization
- Research on polyperpetration
- Links between victimization and offending
- Interrelationships among mechanisms and consequences that are commonly studied in one subspecialty of violence research but may have applicability to others
Papers can describe findings from empirical studies or reviews of the literature. Literature reviews should clearly specify how they advance theory, methodology, practice, or policy.
Single paper submissions. It is possible to submit a single paper that will be given as an oral presentation (usually with slides). These will be combined into paper panels that include 3 or 4 papers. Usually, approximately 15-20 minutes is available to each presenter (varying somewhat depending on the number of presentations in a panel and the length of the time slot).
Panel submissions. A panel submission is a pre-organized symposium. You will select a chair and usually 3 to 4 papers linked by a common theme to present together in a single session.
Poster submissions. A poster is a visual presentation of a project. Poster sessions offer opportunities for more informal interaction with conference attendees, who can discuss your work one-on-one. For conference attendees, poster sessions often the opportunity to learn about a large number of studies in a single session.
In previous years, we have received more papers than we can accept. In order to give the widest number of people the opportunity to participate, we may limit each presenter to only one presenting role. If you make multiple submissions, please email the conference administrator Melissa Hurd and indicate which paper you would prefer to present in the event that we must limit presentations to only one per author. There are times when we may need to limit the number of pre-organized panels. We are increasing the number of poster sessions this year so that we can accommodate the greatest number of presenters possible.
The Sheraton Harborside is a full-service hotel in the heart of the historic seaside city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This picturesque area is located an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and close to New Hampshire's White Mountains. Many excellent restaurants, quaint shops, and interesting historical landmarks are within easy walking distance. There's something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Plan to begin or end your summer vacation here in New England.