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Family Violence Prevention Minor


Family violence affects everyone, no matter what gender, race, class, age, ability, religion and sexuality. As members of communities, workplaces, schools, and families, we regularly encounter people affected by violence and experience long-term consequences of violence in relationships. It is important to know how to respond not only to the immediate aftermath of intimate partner abuse and child maltreatment, and abuse of elders and vulnerable adults, but also to the more complex needs of family members as they face these issues within our schools, clinics, and workplaces.

The family violence prevention minor is a 15-credit interdisciplinary undergraduate program for students interested in strengthening their educational experience with a research base and a set of practical skills in preventing family violence. Courses are designed for students in fields related to social services, education, health care, and other direct service fields.

Participants will learn theories and research related to violent behavior, examine relationships between violence in society and violence within families, and explore different professional responses to violence. Elective courses provide students with the opportunity to integrate these concepts into further study either within their major or in other fields of interest.

For further information, please contact:
Cindy Pavlowski
Undergraduate Advisor
140C Peters Hall
School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development


Course Requirements