Call for Abstracts
The next conference will be held from July 10-12, 2016.
Submission acceptances should be announced by the end of the April!
International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
FAMILY RESEARCH LABORATORY & CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Family Research Laboratory and the Crimes against Children Research Center are pleased to announce the 2016 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. This year, as described in more detail below, we are continuing the new formats we added in 2012, the 20 X 20 presentations and a data blitz.
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
- Child maltreatment
- Exposure to family and community violence
- Peer violence, school violence and bullying
- Corporal punishment
- Sexual victimization
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
- Ethical issues
- Historical changes or trends in reporting and incidence
- Research on protective factors and resilience
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 (that is, they should not simply summarize a set of papers).
New Workshop Option for 2016:
As previous attendees will know, we usually offer 3 to 5 pre-conference workshops on a range of topics. This year, instead of inviting workshop presenters, we have decided to open the application process to everybody and hope to see a range of new ideas for workshop topics. These should be proposals for 4-hour workshops that focus on topics of interest to our audience. Historically, most workshops have been skill-building workshops on topics of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students, such as how to conduct program evaluation. We also consider our venue an opportunity to present workshops that are more focused on research skills.
We will select 3 to 5 workshop proposals for inclusion in the 2016 conference. These will all be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016. One conference registration waiver will be granted for each selected workshop (may be shared among two presenters, each of whom would receive a 50% discount).
Short talk formats:
20 X 20 presentations. 20 x 20 presentations are fast-paced slide presentations that are similar in style to TED talks. The name comes from the standardized format: each presentation is 20 slides set on a 20-second automatic advance. So, each presentation lasts exactly 6 minutes, 40 seconds. The 20-second advance favors slides that focus on a few (even one or two) words or images, not densely packed text. Several presentations will be presented in a single panel.
Like TED talks, these are good presentations to offer commentary, present a new idea, promote a new direction, or emphasize a take-home message from your work that transcends single empirical papers. We are particularly interested in 20 X 20 presentations that have the potential to influence violence policy (in terms of either research or practice) or that are designed to promote communication across multiple sub-disciplines of violence (for example, between maltreatment and bullying fields).
If it is necessary to limit the number of presentations per presenter, 20 X 20 presentations will not count towards your full paper limit.
PLEASE NOTE: 20X20 presentations are well-suited for experienced presenters.
Data blitz (for poster presenters). Submitters for poster presentations can also indicate whether they would like to be considered for a data blitz session. A data blitz gives each poster presenter 3 minutes, using a maximum of 3 slides, to present the key findings from their poster and encourage people to stop by and learn more about their study. The data blitz is primarily designed for graduate students and we recommend it as an opportunity to get some oral presentation experience for those who have given fewer than 10 oral conference presentations.
We will continue to devote programming hours to paper panels, symposia, and posters.
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 typicallt include 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).
Symposia 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.
As noted above, this year poster submitters can request that they be considered for the data blitz.
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 (FRL.Conference@unh.edu) 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 and offering 20 X 20 sessions so that we can accommodate the greatest number of presenters possible.
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