International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference
Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Conference Center
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
July 15th - July 17th, 2018
We are so excited that it is almost that time again! We invite you to join us in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire for our 2018 conference on family violence and youth victimization research.
Our research-focused conference offers a unique opportunity for researchers and scientist/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated science on violence.
Perhaps the most important part of our conference is the opportunity to interact with other colleagues. We are grateful to our many colleagues who help us create a friendly and supportive atmosphere that is welcoming to scholars of all stages of professional development. We offer many different forums and opportunities for interaction in an environment that facilitates exchanging ideas and networking.
New this year, we will be offering the opportunity to submit symposia and abstracts in French or Spanish as well as English. As some of you may know, approximately 30% of our attendees come from outside the United States and we are keen to increase the scope of our dissemination. Thanks to Martine Hebert for pointing out to us how multi-lingual our conference has become.
As some of you know, we also love to try to new formats. This year we will be bringing in a format from fiction conferences called First Pages and the ResilienceCon post-conference event will be a two-day writer’s retreat, also modeled on fiction conferences. People thinking of attending the writer’s retreat should have a draft manuscript, grant proposal, or other document to workshop.
The meeting 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.
As before, there will beseveral types of presentations.
Pre conference workshops. These half to full day workshops offer the chance to explore more in-depth key issues in the field
Oral research presentations. Our invited program offers the opportunity to hear outstanding researchers present new findings or synthesize existing knowledge. The largest amount of time in the schedule is devoted to research paper presentations of approximately 15-20 minutes each, grouped into sessions of 3-4 papers each.
Symposia. Symposia are panels that are organized in advance by the submitters. They should be comprised of 3-4 oral research presentations focused on one theme. Symposia may be submitted in English, French, or Spanish.
Poster session and data blitz. We offer a poster format, which can include a "data blitz" (3 minutes for 3 slides before the poster session to help generate interest in your poster and provide a chance for students or other novice presenters to give an oral presentation in a brief format). Posters can be submitted in English, French, or Spanish.
Innovative short formats. We also offer a short format, a 20X20 (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) that is a good format for commentary and more personal reflections on one's work and next questions for the field.
Post-conference writer’s retreat.
When and where is the 2018 conference?
The 2018 conference is July 15-17 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are also including an add-on day that will be a ResilienceCon post-conference writer’s retreat on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
Portsmouth is a lovely town that is particularly beautiful in the summer months. It is perhaps one of the most walkable towns in the United States, full of historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. Portsmouth is a picturesque seaport that is an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, and close to New Hampshire's White Mountains, Kittery’s outlet shopping, and the Maine coast. There's something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Plan to begin or end your summer vacation here in New England.
Who organizes these 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 will accept submissions starting in November of 2017 and through March, 2018. 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.
Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in 2018!
David Finkelhor & Sherry Hamby
Questions about the 2018 conference can be directed to conference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.