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“Because of the excellent survey that was led by Sherry Hamby and other experts, we know that – in America today – more than three out of five children have been exposed to crime, violence, or abuse – in their neighborhoods, in their schools, or in their own homes.”

— Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

“Sherry is one of the freshest thinkers in the field, and never fails to bring a new perspective to familiar topics. She is just plain fun to listen to.”

— Dr. David Finkelhor, Professor of Sociology & Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire

“Dr. Sherry Hamby is a thoughtful and inquisitive thought leader in the child maltreatment field, always willing to think about the next big thing while being an outstanding researcher and author. All of this expertise translates to Sherry providing high-quality, and thought-provoking presentations. If you are looking for someone to challenge your way of thinking about our work with a focus on advancing practice by utilizing available research, then Dr. Sherry Hamby is a fantastic option.”

— Chris Newlin, MS LPC, Executive Director, National Children’s Advocacy Center

Available Topics
  • Resilience After Trauma: Understanding Key Factors That Promote Thriving After Adversity
  • Resilience After Trauma: Evidence-Based Assessment & Intervention
  • Portrait of Resilience: Insights from Rural Appalachia
  • Poly-victimization and the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • Poly-victimization: Essential Information and Implications for Treatment
Inquire About a Speaking Engagement

Click here to view Dr. Hamby’s talk on Child Protection and Research, presented at the Association for International Schools in Africa (AISA) International Child Protection Symposium


Click here to view Dr. Hamby’s talk A Scientific Answer to a Scientific Question: The Gender Debate in Intimate Partner Violence, presented at Trajetvi et l’Équipe Violence Conjugale du CRI-VIFF

Previous Invited Talks

National Organizations in the U.S.

  • End Violence Against Women International
  • Indian Health Service
  • National Children’s Alliance
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
  • National Institute of Justice
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
  • Prevent Child Abuse America
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

State & Regional Organizations

  • Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • North Dakota Courts
  • North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Southeastern Psychological Association
  • Virginia Victim Assistance Network

U.S. Universities

  • Brown University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Murray State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rhode Island College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Western Kentucky University

Invited Presentations at Other Conferences

  • Association for Women in Psychology
  • International Conference on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma
  • International Family Violence & Child Victimization Research Conference
  • National Summit on Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan
  • San Diego International Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment
  • Sandhills Regional Psychology Conference
  • Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

International Universities & Organizations

  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)
  • Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes (CRIVIFF) (Center for interdisciplinary research on family violence and violence against women), Montreal
  • Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), United Kingdom
  • Trajetvi (Trajectoires de Violence Conjugale et de Recherche D’Aide), Montreal
  • Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • University of Central Lancashire, England
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

City and Local Organizations

  • Greenville Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Grundy County (TN) Health Council
  • Grundy County (TN) Rotary Club
  • Marion County (TN) Health Council
  • Safe Shelter
  • Winchester (TN) Rotary Club

Webinars (some)

  • Battered Women’s Justice Project Webinar Series
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center
  • National Latino Network
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Office for Victims of Crime