The objectives of the conference are:
  • To improve knowledge about the latest research and evidence on family-based prevention issues
  • To enable the exchange and development of practical and policy measures to protect family health and well-being
  • To promote partnerships between health and social services, criminal justice agencies, local authorities, the media, the public and all other relevant stakeholders and professionals
  • To develop networks for the international dissemination of research, evidence and practice


The key themes for the Family-Based Prevention Conference 2012 are:
  • State-of-art in families regarding health and well-being;
  • Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use in families;
  • Violence and anti-social behaviour in families;
  • Improvement of parenting skills;
  • Risk and protective parenting factors
  • Effective and ineffective parenting styles;
  • Effective family-based preventive interventions and practices;
  • Family legislation to improve health and well-being of families.

Conference Format

The conference consists of plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, parallel symposia sessions of submitted papers and poster presentations. The conference opens on the morning of Friday 8 June 2012 for registration, introductory speeches, plenary and parallel sessions and welcome reception. The programme continues with plenary and parallel sessions on Saturday 9 (all day) and Sunday 10 June 2012 (morning only).


The official conference language will be English. Abstracts are being accepted in English only.