Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse MINCAVA

Under the direction of Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse was established in 1994 by the Minnesota State Legislature with a charge “to improve the quality of higher education related to violence.” During its first years, the Center’s initial and only project was the Violence Education Project. The project included a discipline-specific needs assessment about higher education, a web- based library of educational resources, a grant program to fund the development of new violence-related higher education curricula, higher education conferences, and worked to change continuing education and licensing requirements … (full text History).

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Address: Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse, University of Minnesota, 105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6142, USA;
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About MINCAVA /Mission: The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources. For more information about the mission and focus of MINCAVA, consider reviewing some of the materials on our website …

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The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over 1000 training manuals, videos and other education resources.

Violence Against Women Online Resources is a cooperative project between the Center and the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women . This site provides state-of-the art resource materials about effective interventions, services, and coordinated community responses to violence against women for criminal justice professionals, state coalitions, tribal coalitions and victim advocacy groups.

The Link Project is an internationally recognized research, demonstration and information dissemination project . This project examines the experiences of families in which both children and their mothers have been maltreated. The project reports systematically collected information on children and domestic violence and builds collaborative relationships between child protection, domestic violence and court services.

As an extension of this research, MINCAVA also coordinates the technical assistance and information dissemination for the Minnesota Rural Project for Women and Child Safety.

VAWnet (Applied Research Forum) publishes online research summaries, discussions, and other resources for domestic violence and sexual assault coalition staff members, as well as members of other allied national organizations throughout the United States.

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