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The International Symposium on Child Abuse

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is the premier conference providing expert training and networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field. This conference is unique in addressing all aspects of child maltreatment, including but not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. Child abuse […]

Low Prosecution Rates in Sexual Assault Cases: Can We Make Sustainable Improvements?

This webinar by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence will begin with contextual information about prosecution case outcomes in sexual assault cases of adult victims. The challenges in tracking the criminal case outcomes will be discussed. Dr. Valentine will introduce the National Institute of Justice Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Practitioner Toolkit as a means of […]


Reframing Child Sexual Abuse as a Preventable Public Health Issue

The second in a series of webinars by the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Presenter: Rebecca Fix, PhD, is an assistant professor working in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health within the Department of Mental Health, and a faculty affiliate of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child […]


NRCDV’s Safe Housing Capacity Center Policy and Research Briefing

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence's (NRCDV) Safe Housing Capacity Building Center will present its bi-annual Policy and Research Briefing. Dr. Funmi Ayeni, Director of Research and Evaluation will share study findings from a flexible funding pilot project with the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania (PA) Lavon Morris-Grant, Director of Community Engagement, will facilitate […]


Help Wanted: Helping People Stay Safe

The final webinar in a series by the Moore Center on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Presenters: Amanda E. Ruzicka, MA, is a senior research associate at the Department of Mental Health and deputy director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her […]


The Gun Violence Research Center (GVRC) Research Day

During this FREE event, the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center (GVRC) at Rutgers will present over 30 gun violence prevention research studies funded by the GVRC. Hear from GVRC leadership, grant awardees, and community leaders as they present evidence-based, equitable policies and programs that will prevent gun violence in our communities. This conference is not looking to engage with simply an […]


National Institute of Justice Research Conference: From Evidence to Action: Harnessing Research to Promote Safety & Justice

The National Institute of Justice research conference is returning in 2023. This practitioner-friendly conference will feature NIJ-sponsored research findings and discussions about evidence-based policies and practices. Topics will include preventing community-based violence, supporting victims of crime, building a stronger forensic evidence base, enhancing accountability in policing, and promoting more equity in our nation’s justice system. […]

Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign: Additional Findings from the National Field Test and Plans for Implementation

Join statisticians from the Bureau of Justice Statistics for a webinar featuring updates on BJS’s efforts to redesign the entire National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument. Presenters will describe additional findings from a large-scale national field test of the NCVS Instrument Redesign, specifically the improvement of victimization measures in the new survey instrument, and the […]


Hope Navigator Introductory Webinar

This webinar is intended to provide an introduction to Hope Science and the vast research about how finding, enhancing, and modeling hope can transform clients, employees, and stakeholders in your work. As Dr. Chan Hellman has said, “Hope is the belief that the future will be better than today and that I have the power […]


Livestream: National Human Trafficking Prevention Summit


In the last decade, cross-sector efforts to prevent human trafficking have expanded in both knowledge and effectiveness. The HHS-hosted National Human Trafficking Prevention Summit will bring together leaders across federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial governments; business, industry, and other private sector entities; nonprofits and NGOs; and philanthropic, faith-based, and research organizations to inspire and […]

Kempe Summer Interdisciplinary Research Institute

The Kempe Center's annual one-week in-person Summer Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Aurora, Colorado, will feature intensive teaching and dedicated mentoring by national and international experts. One of the Center's primary goals is to expand the pool of scholars trained to conduct child maltreatment research. The Center is actively recruiting participants for our Course 2: Challenges […]