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Institute of Criminology



5 Jul 2011

Evidence-Based Prevention of Bullying and Youth Violence European Innovations and Experiences

Cambridge, 5 and 6 July 2011
Organised by
Tina Malti (University of Toronto) and Manuel Eisner (University of Cambridge)

To be held at
The Møller Center, Churchill College, Cambridge, CB3 0DE

The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to provide new insights into innovative approaches to evidence-based bullying and violence prevention across Europe. It aims at contributing to the further progress in our knowledge of how the socially competant development of children and adolescents can be promoted, and how problematic developments can be prevented.

Registration (DEADLINE:30 May 2011): Please download a registration form in MS Word format, or PDF format.
Supported by the European Science Foundation and The Jacobs Foundation

Programme Highlights

Tuesday, 5th July

(8.30 - 9.30 Registration, coffee and biscuits) Welcome and Introduction

The Broader Policy Framework, From Authority- to Evidence-Based Practice: The Case of Sweden
Knut Sundell (Institute of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice, Sweden)

Parenting Interventions and General Literacy Programmes
Stephen Scott (Kings College London, UK)

Development and Implementation of a National Strategy for Violence Prevention in the Austrian Public School System: The Case of Austria
Christiane Spiel (University of Vienna, Austria)

Inserting Evidence-based Prevention into Mainstream Services: The Birmingham Project
Vashti Berry (Dartington Social Research Unit, UK)

LUNCH BREAK with Poster Sessions by Young Scholars from across Europe

The Early Years in Families and Schools

Early Years and Later Development: Consequences for Social Adjustment.
Edward Melhuish (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Transportability of Parenting Interventions across Cultures
Frances Gardner (University of Oxford, England)

Effects and Implementation of the PAPILIO Programme: Preventing Behavioral Disorders, Fostering Prosocial Behaviour and Social Skills in Pre-School Children
Herbert Scheithauer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

Long-Term Effects of the EFFECT programme
Friedrich Lösel (Universities of Cambridge and of Nuernberg-Erlangen)

Developing and Researching the Incredible Years Parent, Child and Teacher Programmes in Wales
Judy Hutchings (Bangor University, Wales)

(17:00 End of Day One)

"Tour of Criminal Cambridge" (Limited spaces, guided by Manuel Eisner and Michael Rice)
DINNER at the Møller Centre (Optional)

Wednesday, 6th July

(8.30 - 9.00 Coffee and biscuits)

Bullying and School-Based Prevention

Effectiveness of Programs to Reduce Bullying: A Systematic Review
Maria Ttofi and David Farrington (University of Cambridge, UK)

Evaluating the Effects of the KiVa Antibullying Program in a Randomized Controlled Trial and during Nationwide Implementation
Christina Salmivalli (University of Turku, Finland)

Bullying Prevention in Spain
Rosario Ortega Ruiz (Cordoba University, Spain)

Enhancing Students' Responsibility against Bullying in Italy: Evaluation of Peer Led Models
Ersilia Menesini (University of Florence, Italy)

Current Research on Cyberbullying: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
Sonja Perren (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

After-School Programmes
Gil Noam (Harvard University, USA)

LUNCH BREAK with Poster Sessions by Young Scholars from across Europe

What are the Active Ingredients of Interventions?

What are the Active Ingredients of Prevention Programmes: Moderators of Treatment Effectiveness in Social Skills Programmes
Bram Orobio di Castro (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)

Which Programme Components Matter? A Moderator Analysis of the Zurich PATHS Study
Tina Malti (University of Toronto, Canada) and Manuel Eisner (University of Cambridge, UK)

Conclusions and Recommendations: The Future of Evidence-Based Violence Prevention in Europe

Discussion including panel members and conference participants

(16:00 End of Conference)