Welcome to

Global Violence Prevention

an educational site designed to teach professionals and students about family violence and prevention

Global Violence Prevention uses interactive case studies to guide users through real-life situations of family violence. Each case presents a story of escalating violence and a series of questions that require taking the perspectives of many professionals and family members. In each case, users are presented with effective ways to respond to victims and perpetrators and linked to current research and programmatic resources. Global Violence Prevention is designed to promote interdisciplinary thinking and approaches to issues related to families experiencing violence. Case studies are designed for professionals in training settings, students in a classroom, or individuals.

This site is supported through:

  • Enhancing Higher Education Teaching about Violence, a project funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Technology Enhanced Learning Center of the University of Minnesota
  • VAWnet: The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, an online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children (
  • The David & Lucile Packard Foundation through a grant to develop materials on parenting by men who batter.

Choose the case study you want and click "enter" to read the directions for the module.

Angela's Family: A Story of Intimate Partner Violence.

Irene's Journey: Examining the Issues of Domestic Violence in Later Life.
Newly updated and now available

Responsible Fathering: Intervention at the Intersection of Woman Abuse and Child Maltreatment

© Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, 2000-2004
Created April, 2000