Call for Abstracts: International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
July 13th - July 15th, 2014 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Electronic Submission Deadline: March 7, 2014
Postal Submission Deadline: March 7, 2014
Postal submissions must be accompanied by a $10 processing fee; fax submissions credit card only.
The Family Research Laboratory and the Crimes against Children Research Center are pleased to announce the 2014 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.
This conference is part of a three-decade series of conferences on all aspects of family violence and youth victimization. Our conferences have historically been a unique opportunity for researchers and scientist/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated knowledge on family violence. At previous meetings, participants have included professionals and graduate students from psychology, sociology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, women's studies, law, criminology, criminal justice, anthropology, medicine, public health, and child development.
We invite submissions on all aspects of family violence and youth violence including:
Intimate partner violence
Exposure to family and community violence
Peer violence, school violence and bullying
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:
Developmental and ecological approaches
Program evaluation & community participatory research
Methodological issues and innovations
Theoretical and conceptual innovations
Historical changes or trends in reporting and incidence
All ethnic and racial populations
People with special needs
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.