We are enthusiastically finalising the conference details during May.  We have 5 wonderful stimulating experts as Keynote Speakers, two from overseas and three from various places in Australia, covering disciplines such as law, psychiatry, psychology, criminology and social work. We will be adding more speakers in the next month. Abstracts are flowing in and we are looking forward to an exciting event. 

Filicide is a very sad and tragic event, for the child, the family and the wider community.  Children who have died in these circumstances have no one to speak for them, but we believe that through such conferences with the new prevention research, policies and strategies, that continue to emerge from this conference series, we can reduce the numbers of deaths of filicide victims in Australia. Overseas countries have reduced the numbers of such children’s deaths and so can Australia. This is our goal. 

Please come and join us in this endeavour, everyone interested and concerned is warmly welcome.

Conference registrations are now open!

Please visit our Eventbrite site to secure your Early Bird tickets

Extended call for Abstracts

The Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub is now calling for abstracts and welcomes contributions to the forthcoming conference across all disciplines including law, psychology, social work, criminology, criminal justice, general medicine, psychiatry, nursing, policy research, academic, governmental and non-governmental researchers, policy and program developers as well as from service organisations and victim advocacy and support groups.

Abstracts are now due on August 30, 2019

Full list of Keynote Speakers

The conference aims to address the following themes:

Criminal Justice system and filicide

Explores the interactions between the different parts of the criminal justice system and filicide events such as police, forensic experts, sentencing, prison programs, child death review committees, coroners, etc.


Any new research relating to filicide and media coverage of filicide events.

Post filicide services

Examines the existence and role of programs for victims, their families, and other filicide survivors that may be available.

Types of filicide

All manifestations of filicide such as neonaticide, infanticide, single or multiple filicide, filicide-suicide, familicide, or any other intra-familial child homicide event.

Associated factors

Associated factors that are present or might be a part of a filicide event including, but not limited to, domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, family law, separation or divorce, criminal history.

Education and prevention

Explores the role of education and prevention for communities, professionals, existing programs, policy initiatives, risk assessment strategies, etc.

Creating child-safe organizations

Surveys the impact of the newly implemented child safety policy on filicide prevention.

We would like to emphasise that other themes may present themselves to contributors that are equally as important as the ones below and we are happy to consider additional issues and themes.

Abstracts should be 300 words long including the title of the paper. Please also provide the theme to be addressed, the authors’ names and addresses (postal and email), and organisational address (postal and email).

Abstracts are to be emailed to conference@addressingfilicide.org

You can also have a look at our keynote speakers.

For any inquiries please fill in the form below and someone from our organising committee will get back to you as soon as possible.


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