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U.Va. Conference To Explore Family Violence

Oct. 14, 1999 -- Dissecting the realities of a violent world will be the thrust of a University of Virginia conference Oct. 28 and 29.

Leading experts will probe family and youth violence and child and domestic abuse at the Family Violence Conference in Caplin Pavilion at the Law School. They will present ideas on the evolution of violence and offer ways to prevent it.

James Garbarino, professor of human development at Cornell University, will discuss youth violence in his talk, "Lost Boys: Understanding Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them." A family life expert, Garbarino will speak at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

On Friday, Oct. 29, Mary Koss and Aurelio Figueredo, professors at the University of Arizona, will discuss feelings of self-blame and revenge that battered women often harbor. Their presentation, "Getting Even: Blame and Retribution in Survivors of Male Violence," will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Other family violence experts will discuss domestic and parental violence and child abuse. In addition, two panels will address child and spouse abuse in Virginia.

The conference is sponsored by the U.Va. Center for Children, Families and the Law and the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law. Although the public is welcome to attend the conference, a $50 registration fee is required.

Composed of more than 25 faculty members, the Center for Children, Families and the Law addresses pressing family concerns by providing research grants to faculty and graduate students, bringing in visiting faculty and sponsoring talks and conferences.

For more conference information, contact deKoven Fernandez at (804) 924-4029 or ldp2b@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jill Johnson, (804) 924-6855

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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