Submissions and Presentations

What information do I need before submitting a paper or session?

You need your name, contact information, title of your presentation and an abstract. You’ll also need contact information for any co-authors. All abstracts must be submitted on-line through the UNH Conference website (see the links below). On the site you will be asked to indicate the type of submission you wish to make. Your submission choices include:





If you have any questions or concerns, please email Amanda Gourgue, Conference Administrator at FRL.Conference@unh.edu

Can I submit the same abstract to more than one category of the program?


Deadlines for submitting?

The last day to submit an Abstract is March 13, 2020.  

What if I want to make changes to author information, title or abstract after I have submitted my proposal?

For questions and concerns, or if you have trouble submitting please send an email to frl.conference@unh.edu.

My research is on interpersonal violence, but not child abuse or spouse abuse. Are other types of violence research welcome?

Yes, over the years this conference has expanded in scope. This year we are expecting research on bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, and other internet victimization, and other peer violence. The topic of family violence has expanded to include same-sex relationships and other family constellations that were once considered "non-traditional." We are interested in other types of victimization and perpetration too, especially with regard to how other types of violence may relate or co-occur with family and youth violence.

My research is on treatment or prevention. Are topics related to intervention and prevention welcome?

Yes, most definitely. We have always featured many talks on treatment and prevention of violence. This year we expect to have some talks presenting data from randomized controlled trials of programs as well as other types of program evaluation. We are interested in the scientific study of all aspects of violence and the societal response to it.

How do I find where and when I appear on the program?

Prior to the conference, information on the dates and times of all presentations will be emailed to you.

Can I change the time and location of my presentation after it is scheduled?

No. We have a large amount of submissions to schedule; to try and change even one creates a domino effect. We ask that if you submit, please plan on the entire meeting days and times so you can allow for whatever time you are scheduled.

Will the session rooms have internet for presenting?

No internet will be provided.

I will need special equipment for my presentation. Who can assist me in obtaining equipment?

The Conference Administrator will send you a presentation needs form. On this form, please let the conference team know what you will need.

I do not have access to a computer or the internet. How can I submit an abstract?

You will need access to a computer and the internet in order to submit an abstract.

Date, Time, Location, & Travel

What are the dates of the meeting? When does it start and end?

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

Check back for a detailed conference schedule around June.

How do I contact the hotel for reservations or special services?

For Reservations, call (888) 627-7138 or Book Online.
Mention "UNH Family Research Lab" when booking in order to receive special rate.
Download the hotel flyer.

Does UNH provide funding for travel?

No, UNH does not provide stipends for travel or conference expenses for meeting presenters.

Are meals provided at the meeting?

Your registration fee includes coffee/beverage breaks and continental breakfast daily. Luncheon tickets are available for purchase separately.


Do program participants have to register?

Yes. Anyone who attends the meeting must register for the conference, whether or not they are the presenter/attendee/speaker. There are NO exceptions. Submitting an abstract does NOT register you for the meeting. You must pay the registration fee to attend the meeting.

What is the difference between Early Registration and Regular Registration?

Early Registration starts on April  and ends June 1. Early bird registration fees cost less than regular registration if done so before June 1. If you register after June 1, the fee will be higher.

What if I will not be able to attend the meeting?

Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail at frl.conference@unh.edu.  Refunds for cancellations submitted prior to June 1st will be issued, minus a 20% processing fee.  Requests for refunds submitted on or after June 1st are not guaranteed.  Each request will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Am I registered for the meeting?

Please send an email to frl.conference@unh.edu to verify your registration status.

Are Continuing Education (CE) credits available for this conference?

Yes, for many disciplines.

IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now accepts APA continuing education credits for license renewal for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737). IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600). IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to sponsor continuing education for certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors (Provider #IS-03-499-0221).

The total number of credits available for the conference is pending upon final review of schedule and approval. CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.

CE fees are not refundable. For information on continuing education credits, please contact

Katherina Todisco, Continuing Education Assistant via email: katherinat@ivatcenters.org