Call for Proposals: Domestic and Sexual Violence Conference

Posted on September 16, 2014

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The 3rd Annual Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference will be held March 5-6, 2015 at UNCG. The theme of the conference will be “Effecting Change through Evidence-Based Practice and Engaged Scholarship.”

Goals of the conference:
The purpose of the 3rd annual conference is to reduce violence against women by strengthening research and evidence-based practice through academic-community partnerships.

Other key goals include:

  • improved skills for data driven decision making in the field
  • enriched familiarity of innovative, evidence based research and practice focusing particularly on priority populations (including, but not limited to, migrant workers, military families, members of LGBTQ communities)
  • heightened understanding of the social determinants of health outcomes as related to SA and DV
  • greater awareness of how colleges and universities are responding to recent federal legislation related to DV and SA
  • improved awareness of the current issues confronting SA and DV programs in North Carolina
  • enhanced knowledge sharing between researchers and practitioners in response to these current issues.

Who is the intended audience?

  • Advocates
  • Practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Administrators
  • Policy Makers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Law Enforcement

When and where is the conference?

  • Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th , 2015
  • Elliott University Center, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Sponsors include:

  • UNCG Center for Women’s Health and Wellness
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault


We invite interested researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for conference presentation. Each day of the conference will include a combination of poster and breakout sessions that focus on topics of special interest to conference attendees. Presentations should be in line with the theme and goals of the conference. In particular, we are interested in presentations that describe the following:

  • Evidence-based practices
  • Practice-based evidence
  • Collaborative projects between researchers and practitioners
  • Program evaluations
  • The translation of research findings to practice

There are four types of proposals that can be submitted:

  1. posters;
  2. papers;
  3. panel discussions;
  4. one hour workshops

Each type of proposal should be a two-page (maximum) document that includes the following:

  • Title of presentation
  • Desired format of presentation: Poster session, individual paper, panel discussion, or workshop
  • Description of the contents
  • Learning objectives of the presentation (Please list at least three learning objectives)
  • Name, job title, organization, email address, mailing address, and phone number of each
  • presenter
  • Brief bio of each presenter

Presentations should be delivered using terminology that can be understood by both researchers and practitioners. Complicated methodologies and/or statistical procedures should be described in terms that can be understood by people without extensive training in research methods. The implications and recommendations for future research and practice should be highlighted.

All presenters are expected to register for the conference and be present for the entire conference. Each presenter will be limited to a maximum of two presentations.

PDF: 2015 Call for Proposals


Please submit questions and/or your proposal via a pdf email attachment to
by 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 7, 2014.


For additional information or to be added to the distribution list, please contact Loreen Olson at

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