What the Center Does, and Does Not, Do

What the Center Does

The Center will do a number of things to help reduce violence against women. Our goals are to improve prevention research and foster partnerships among researchers, advocates, practitioners, and public policy makers. Major activities on the Centers "to do" list include:

Consulting with local, state, and national violence against women advocacy groups.

Using focus group results to develop training materials that can be used with researchers with researchers and their colleagues in the advocacy and practitioner community.

Sponsoring interdisciplinary seminars and discussion groups on important prevention research topics.

Providing "user-friendly" reviews of important topics in the violence against women prevention literature with a particular emphasis on what the best research tells us.

Conducting analyses of data from existing research projects focusing on important violence against women prevention issues.

Providing violence against women prevention research training to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the general research community, encouraging participation of researchers from diverse cultures.

Compiling research-based statistics on key VAW topics.

Providing VAW researchers, advocates, and practitioners with the tools and information they need to do their jobs better. These include research tools, tools for advocates and practitioners, funding opportunities, upcoming meetings and workshops, descriptions of prevention curricula, information about major public policy issues in the VAW area, a list of state and national resources, and links to other good websites.

Soliciting your ideas and opinions about how to improve VAW prevention research and facilitate better collaborative partnership.

Providing the general public and the media with accurate information about what we know, and do not know, about prevention of VAW.

What the Center Does Not Do

Unfortunately, the Center cannot provide assistance to individual victims and survivors of violence against women. However, our website does provide information about programs you can contact in your area that may be able to provide such assistance.

Due to its limited resources, the Center generally is unable to respond to individual requests for specific customized information. The Centerís primary methods for disseminating information are this website, prepared written materials, and referrals to other sites and sources.

This page authored by Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

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