Topics

Bystander Behavior
Bullying, Peer and  Sibling
 Child Advocacy Centers

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
 Exposure to Domestic Violence
Evaluation
Firearm Violence
General Child Victimization
Hate and Bias Victimization
Homicide
Impacts of Child Victimization
JVQ
Kidnapping and Missing Children
Physical Abuse
Polyvictimization ACES (adverse childhood experiences)
Prevention 
Privacy

Self-Directed Violence 

Sexual Abuse
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Statistics

Technology/Internet Victimization

Trends in Child Victimization


Jennifer O'Brien
Faculty Affiliate

Janis Wolak

Jennifer O'brien, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and research associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Her areas of research include childhood sexual abuse, the commercialized sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), and Internet victimization. Dr. O’Brien received her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work in 2010.  A licensed clinician, Dr. O’Brien’s research interests stem from her practice experiences both domestically and abroad with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Currently, Dr. O’Brien is working on several projects including: the role of technology in the lives of youth who trade sex, law enforcement’s response to victims (and survivors) of CSEC, and CSEC survivor’s treatment needs and preferences. Her work is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and has been presented at numerous conferences world-wide.

Curriculum Vita