Research & Training Lecture on The Grand Challenge to Stop Family Violence

All are invited to attend a research lecture on Friday, December 8, about the social work grand challenge to stop family violence with Dr. Richard Barth and Dr. Jill Messing, two national leading experts in child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. This event is co-sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program.

Child maltreatment and intimate partner violence overlap, but research and intervention on these topics are quite divergent in terms of methods, beliefs about the importance of family unification, emphasis on family-focused interventions, and assumptions about the most significant contributors to family violence. This discussion will consider these divergences and reflect on the emphasis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “connecting the dots” between types of family violence. We will explore ways that these largely separate areas of research and intervention might better align for greater impact.

  • Complimentary lunch will be served at noon.
  • Colloquium presentation and Q&A will follow from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Guests are welcome to attend in person or via livestream
  • 1.5 social work CEUs are available. $10 for alumni; $25 for non-alumni; no CEUs for livestream viewers
  • 1.5 PD hours are provided to student attendees

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About the presenters:

Co-Leads of Stop the Family Violence Grand Challenge Network

Richard P. Barth, MSW, PhD, Dean and Professor of Social Work University of Maryland
Dr. Richard Barth is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and served as its President. He has been funded by DHHS and NIJ for studies of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. He is especially committed to evidence-based practices to support parents and improve child outcomes.

Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
Dr. Jill Messing specializes in the development and validation of intimate partner violence risk assessment instruments. She is particularly interested in the use of risk assessment in evidence-based practice, and focuses on testing risk-informed interventions for survivors of domestic violence.

PhD Student meeting with speakers 10:45–11:45 a.m.
Mandel Center Room 107
Collective Action Forum with MSSA Students 2:15–3:15 p.m.
Mandel Center Room 107

This event is co-sponsored by the Mandel School Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program.