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Postponement of the UNH International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Conference July 10-12, 2022 - UPDATE

Colleagues and friends,

We are sorry to report that we have decided again to postpone the conference until 2023. 

At the present time in the winter of 2021-22, COVID cases are surging in New England, North America and Europe, and the uncertainty makes it hard for people to commit to travel in 2022.  We want to wait to ensure a robust international community of researchers can be in attendance.

Watch the website for news about 2023 dates.

David Finkelhor and Yahayra Michel
Conference co-chairs


International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

This research-focused conference offered a unique opportunity for researchers and scientists/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated science on violence.

The conference is usually attended by a wide range of 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. Students are encouraged to attend and present. It is an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from people working on a wide range of violence-related topics in a wide range of settings.

Who organizes the conferences?

These conferences are sponsored by the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. They are part of an ongoing series of conferences on all aspects of family violence and child victimization dating back to 1981.

How do I submit a paper? 

When you have a submission-ready, you can submit it through this website. We typically accept submissions starting in November and running through March. We have moved up the opening of the submission window in order to accommodate people who need to submit early in order to arrange travel funds or visas.   

Questions may be directed to conference staff at


The Family Research Laboratory (FRL) & the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) are independent research units at the University of New Hampshire devoted to the study of family problems.