Violence: Children, Family & Society conference 2015 (ARCHIVE)

Conference Dates - 

24-26 June 2015 


Violence is part of the daily lived experience of many people round the world. As a tool of domination and control, it impacts negatively on people’s health, mental health, interpersonal relationships, harms communities and produces a range of sociopolitical effects. 

This three day conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and multi-professional context to consider the experience and impact of violence on children, families, individuals and society.  We will also consider interventions and  responses to violence at individual, interpersonal, community, political and social levels.


We are delighted to have some exceptional keynotes from academic, practice and activist backgrounds, who will share their work with delegates:

Polly Neate – Chief Executive, Women’s Aid

Ingrid Palmary – Professor at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Carlene Firmin – Head of MsUnderstood Partnership, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire

Liz Kelly - Professor of Sexualised Violence and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University

Arlene Vetere - Professor of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice Diakonhjemmet, Oslo, Norway and Affiliate Professor, Department of Family Studies, University of Malta, Malta

 Who should attend:

  • Academics and researchers interested in the study of violence as an interpersonal, social or political phenomenon
  • Professionals who work with children, families or communities affected by violence
  • Workers in charities involved with children, families or communities affected by violence
  • Professionals who work in criminal justice, policing and youth offending contexts where violence is a particular focus
  • Community activists and victim-survivors who have an interest in the prevention and reduction of violence, and in interventions with those affected by it.