25th August 2016, Birmingham City University
Abstract submission deadline – Friday 15 April 2016.
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool) & Prof. Sarah Brown (Coventry University).
The conference organisers invite you to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words. Abstracts
will be reviewed and graded for inclusion within either the oral presentation or poster sessions
at the conference. We welcome submissions from established and early career academics,
current PhD students and those with frontline practitioner experience. Authors will be notified
by Friday 22 April 2016.
One way of exploring how best to prevent sexual violence is from a public health perspective.
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) states that a “public health model
strives to prevent harm through identifying and reducing ‘risk factors’ that may contribute
to the perpetration of, and victimisation by, sexual abuse.” It also identifies and enhances
the “protective factors that may prevent the development of sexually abusive behaviours and
vulnerability to victimisation”.
This one-day conference aims to bring together an understanding of what we already know
and what we can learn when attempting to prevent sexual violence. We hope to explore this
concept from a range of perspectives, and therefore invite practitioners and academics
with specialist knowledge to the conference. We aim to foster a dialogue between those
researching and working with both perpetrators and victims of sexual violence, providing
greater networking opportunities and a platform for knowledge exchange. We hope to
encourage delegates with experiences (both perpetrator and victim perspective) in the
following areas (list is not exhaustive):
• Domestic violence
• Child sexual exploitation
• Online sexual violence
• Exploitation of sex workers
• Juvenile perpetrators and victims
• Violence perpetrated against and by people with intellectual disability
• Female perpetrators
• Transgender sexual violence
• Sexual violence and the media
• Sexual violence and the family
• Situational violence
If you wish to submit an abstract, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding how to register for the conference, timetable, venue, prices and more
will be made available shortly.