Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Western researchers take lead on violence prevention

Western researchers take lead on violence prevention
March 26, 2015
By Jason Winders

Western researchers will be at the forefront of preventing, detecting and combating family violence and child abuse as part of a 10-year, $100-million investment by the federal government.

PreVAiL – Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan Research Network – will serve as a co-lead organization on the first funded project, Development of Pan-Canadian Public Health Guidance on Family Violence, which will receive $4.47 million over three years. Working in conjunction with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, PreVAiL will develop educational materials to assist health professionals in supporting victims of violence.

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute for Gender and Health, PreVAiL brings together more than 60 researchers and partners from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and Australia to produce and share knowledge that will help children, women and men exposed to child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. (read more)