Violence is (and always has been) a part of the human condition. From war to child abuse, murder to school-yard bullying, violence takes its toll, often with children being the innocent victims (or occasionally the not-so-innocent perpetrators). Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in violence and its effect on children. Psychologists, sociologists, family scientists, and educators are guided by the hope that science can provide interventions to prevent violence or mitigate its effects so that children can lead positive, rewarding lives.
This site provides resources for anyone interested in examining various topics related to violence and children, and developed out of the course "CDE 498: Children and Violence." Use the search engine below for finding additional sites related to children and violence. We hope that this page will provide you with easy access into the not-so-easy world of children and violence.