Current Research Projects

  • International Dating Violence Study
  • International Parenting Study
  • Crimes against Children Research Center
  • DCYF IV-E Waiver Evaluation Study of Parental Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment
  • Survey of Internet Mental Health Issues
  • Physical Abuse of Children
  • Corporal Punishment of Children
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Physical Abuse of Spouses
  • Dating Violence
  • Abuse of the Elderly
  • Intra-Family Homicide
  • Rape and Marital Rape
  • Violence between Siblings
  • Pornography
  • Parental Abduction
  • Childhood Adversity and Mental Health
  • Missing and Abducted Children

This variety of topics is a result of beliefs that have guided FRL research:

  • that various forms of family problems are interrelated;
  • that conflict is a basic to family life as are love and cooperation;
  • that much of the conflict and violence in this world outside the family can be traced to roots in the family