Family violence can affect anyone in our communities, and includes partner abuse, child maltreatment, and the abuse of elders and vulnerable adults. Knowing how to respond to not only the immediate aftermath of family violence, but also to the more complex needs of family members is critical in schools, clinics, and workplaces.
The family violence prevention minor strengthens your educational experience with both a research base and practical skills in preventing family violence. This minor best compliments career paths related to social services, education, health care, and other direct service fields.
Three foundation courses focus on research related to violent behavior, relationships between violence in society and violence within families, and different professional responses to violence. You will add 6 elective credits to integrate this study further into your major or other fields of interest.