International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

July 12-14, 2020
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
Portsmouth, NH

Please save the date for the 2020 Conference on Family Violence and Youth Victimization Research, July 12 - 14, 2020 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH.   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.

Call for Abstracts Now Open
Inviting abstracts on all areas of family violence, research on methodological issues, as well as research on special populations with a particular emphasis on minority issues in family violence and child victimization research.
Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by March 13, 2020.
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About the Conference

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.

Need Continuing Education Credits?

Continuing Education credits are available to many professional groups. More information to come.

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.