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Save The Date – The Third Haruv International Conference

Dear authors, friends, partners and colleagues,

The current exceptional situation caused by Covid-19 is a worldwide challenge for all upcoming events. The recent developments of the pandemic made it more and more clear that holding the Haruv International Conference in 2020 is not possible.

After careful consideration we have decided to postpone the conference and hold it next year in Jerusalem on October 6-7, 2021.


What’s next?
We will launch a reopened call of papers for 2021 from January 15 2021 to March 15, 2021. You can use the same time window to edit or update your accepted abstract.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at for any of your questions.



Child maltreatment has far reaching implications on the child’s healthy development. Its roots and causes may be personal characteristics of the abuser and of the abused child (such as socioeconomic and cultural background, and psychological, medical or psychiatric factors), environmental factors (economic crisis, social norms), etc. The conference will focus the connections between these factors and child abuse and will present research on child maltreatment from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines such as social
sciences, humanities, medicine, nursing, public health, social work and law.
Participants will include researchers, professionals, policy makers, and students from Israel and abroad, who will discuss the following issues: the various forms and contexts of child maltreatment, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and child neglect.
The third international conference of the Haruv Institute will be held at the Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem on June 3-4, 2020. The conference is co-hosted by the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. More details and information about\ the conference sessions and speakers will be published here.


Guest lecturers:

David Olds, Ph.D

Improving the Life-Chances of Children Born to Mothers with Limited Resources: Results of Randomized Trials of the Nurse-Family Partnership

Lucinda A. Lee Rasmussen

Assessing Children and Youth who Have Experienced Sexual Trauma: Clinical Application of the Trauma Outcome Process Assessment (TOPA) Model


To view the previous conference materials:

Program of the Second International Haruv Conference
Abstracts from the Second Conference
Plenary lecture videos

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