Confronting family and community violence — The intersection of law and psychology

Conference will address issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence.

The three-day APA/ABA National Conference will feature more than 40 plenary and invited sessions addressing the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence in and around the home, community and society.

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Oct. 2-5, 2013
Continuing Education Conference
Washington Marriott Wardman Park


The conference builds on recent national efforts to address the effects of violence on children, youth and families, including Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood Initiative. We hope to have him as a keynote speaker. (To be confirmed).

This conference will have broad appeal to psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars and others interested in the roles of law and psychology in supporting healthy children, youth and family functioning in a safe society.

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Juvenile justice.

  • Child maltreatment and adolescent health and welfare.

  • Domestic violence. 

  • Bullying or violence in schools, gangs, or neighborhoods.

  • Media violence.

  • Protecting persons with disabilities.

  • LGBT concerns.

  • Racial and ethnic disparities.

  • Helping families/access to care and services.

Based on prior APA/ABA National Conferences, the co-sponsors expect a sell-out attendance of more than 800 attorneys, psychologists and judges. For more information and to be placed on the conference mailing list, contact the conference.