Students and faculty talking while seated at a table.


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

Colleagues and friends,                                                                                                                                                                                   
We have made the difficult decision, like the organizers of many other upcoming events, that it would be wise for us to put off our July conference until next year, 2021, by which time, we hope that travel and large professional gatherings will have resumed normal operations.  Given the scope of the pandemic and the stringency of the disruptions, it is appearing less and less likely that people will be able to make plans about even a July event, like obtaining visas and buying tickets.                                                                                                                                                                                 
We are especially disappointed to call this postponement because we have reviewed some of the very interesting papers and panels that have been submitted and are excited about the important scholarly insights that were slated for presentation.                                                                                                                                                         
We will automatically consider any of the submissions received for this July’s meeting as candidates for presentation in 2021.  We understand that this postponement will not work for all submitters, so once we get plans in place, we will write with the specifics and find out whether you want your submission considered, removed or if you want to submit something new or revised.                                                                                                                                                                                   
If you have questions, please be in touch.                                                                                                                                                                                   
We look forward to seeing you sometime in the future, when life returns to normal, to continue the conversations about all the important work that you are doing.                                                                                                                                                                
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.