Annual Conference 2022: From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions against Domestic Abuse

17-19 August in Dublin, Ireland

hosted by the Men's Development Network and MOVE Ireland

Click here to register until 15 June 2022 (also for online participation)

Agenda & programme

As soon as the preliminary programme is ready, it will be published here.

The conference will start at 13:00 on 17 August and finish at around the same time on 19 August. It will take place at Dublin City University.

Why youth interventions?

Adolescence and early adulthood are formative periods where young people develop strategies for dealing with disputes, both in early relationships and within the family. It is, therefore, a critical stage to address early abusive or violent behaviour. Indeed, child/adolescent violence towards parents can later become violence in intimate partnerships.

As most perpetrator programmes target adult men, there is often a lack of specialised interventions for working on intimate partner violence with a younger age group. This leads to young men being referred to adult programmes that often cannot adequately respond to their particular needs. Likewise, youth interventions may not be specialised in dealing with violence committed toward the parents.

The conference

Reaching young people early and breaking the cycle of violence is the focus of WWP EN’s annual conference “From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions Against Domestic Abuse” from 17-19 August 2022 in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by the Men’s Development Network and MOVE Ireland. Focusing on young people up to age 25, it will mainly address two topics: working with young men who are using violence in early relationships and child/adolescent to parent violence and abuse.

The conference will discuss the critical issues facing anti-violence youth interventions and explore methods for engaging and retaining young people in programmes. It will look at ways to work with youth more effectively by connecting to their realities, including the critical role of social media, dating behaviour and sexualised violence, the influence of peers, etc.

Who can join?

We warmly invite external audiences/non-WWP EN members to participate in our conference. Limited parts of the conference will also be available online via stream (e.g. keynote speeches).

Participants who would like to join the conference as self-payers have the option of booking two different conference packages:

  1. Whole package (2 nights accommodation and catering for the whole event - €255)
  2. Catering only (includes coffee breaks, lunches and dinners during the conference - €115)

Just let us know in the registration form which option you choose, and we will be in contact with you with all relevant information.

Important information for members

Anyone claiming travel expenses to WWP EN events must follow the travel reimbursement rules

Last changed: 12.05.2022