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Chetna Chandrasekaran invited to present her research at international conference

Chetna Chandrasekaran '11 is presenting a poster at the 15th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma in San Diego the evening of September 12.  It is based on research conducted with Dr. Sherry Hamby, Research Associate Professor of Psychology who is also attending the conference.

Chandrasekaran, C., & Hamby, S. Lifetime exposure to violence prevention programs in a college sample.

Their poster was presented this past July at a conference sponsored by the University of New Hampshire's Family Research Laboratory (FRL) and Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC).  While in Portsmouth NH, Chetna was invited to present their poster at the San Diego conference by its organizer, Bob Geffner, Ph.D., Clinical Research Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (part of Alliant International University – San Diego).  Dr. Geffner is the founding (and current) President of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at Alliant, which is hosting the San Diego conference.  He was President of Trauma Psychology (Division 56) in 2008 when it was made a permanent division of the American Psychological Association.

The San Diego conference is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.

This Conference has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few conferences that actually includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, youth violence, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. We have strived to infuse our theme of “Uniting for Peace: Linking Research, Policy and Practice to End Violence and Abuse in Homes and Communities Worldwide,” into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Conference content.  [Conference website]

Congratulations to Chetna not only for conducting first-rate research, but also for presenting it in a fashion that caught the attention of one of the leading researchers in the field.

Travel support was provided by the Director of Undergraduate Research through the Fund for Innovative Teaching and Learning and by the Psychology Department.