The Anti-Violence Partnership, a Community Collaboration at the University of Vermont (AVP) supports and sustains unified approaches within the community and the world to understand and change the existence and acceptance of violence, and works toward its prevention and elimination. The Partnership promotes, protects and enhances the quality of life of those victimized by a culture of violence.
The project was established in 1993 as a partnership between the Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont (UVM) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) to provide child welfare education and training. Funding for this partnership is provided through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act and the University of Vermont and through separate grants and contracts.
Vermont Child Welfare Professional Education Project
Through the provision of the child welfare traineeships to selected social work students, the Child Welfare Professsional Education Project supports professional excellence in public child welfare practice with vulnerable children and their families. Trainee ships provide significant financial support for social work education focused on child welfare practices, in exchange for the trainee's commitment to work at VT's Department of Children and Families following graduation.