This work is divided into three basic pillars:
1. Internal evaluation & Process development
The core concern of the department is the continuous and demand-oriented support of our prevention practice on the basis of new scientific findings. In this pillar, the researchers work primarily on the further development and scientific foundation of practical work processes, for example with regard to case diagnostics and case management or cooperation formats. The work is characterised by continuous exchange with colleagues from the counselling centres and practical projects.
2. Cooperative research within the framework of joint scientific projects
As an actively researching collaborative partner, Violence Prevention Network has grown into a respected scientific partner in recent years. The team of the science department is active in various research projects and networks in cooperation with renowned scientific institutions and strengthens them with its scientific competence and its comprehensive wealth of experience from the practice of the entire organisation. Violence Prevention Network is driven here above all by the interest in being able to support practical work on the basis of current scientific findings in the new and further development of approaches. In addition, within the framework of this work, active contributions are made to bring current challenges and needs of practice directly to the scientific community in order to improve the relevance of topic-related research to practice.
3. Continuous and mutual knowledge transfer & Dialogue between practice, research and administration
In order to promote a good, continuous and equal exchange between practice, research and administration, we work in various projects and formats of knowledge exchange and dissemination. The range of tasks includes the development and implementation of workshop formats, joint exchange rounds as well as trainings to improve mutual understanding of challenges, relevant topics and working logics.