Family, Children and Violence conference underway

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Family, Children and Violence conference underway

A major conference on violence and abuse gets underway at the University of Northampton today.

The three day event will focus on a range of issues – including the experience and impact on children, families, individuals and society.

Speakers include:

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

Topics will also include:

    • Relational aggression
    • Sexual violence and sexual abuse
    • Bullying and harassment
    • Community and gang related violence
    • Political violence and war
    • Violence and migration

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