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The CAVA partners would like to thank all the speakers of the CAVA Brussels Conference, in particular Ms Colette Detroy, Director of the European Women's Lobby and Mr Sergej Koperdak, Advisor to the Director General of DG Education and Culture (European Commission) for their invaluable contribution on 29th January 2013.

Please click below to download the individual CAVA presentations:

1. Presentation by Dr. Erica Bowen, Coventry University, UK

2. Presentation by Ms Eline Leen, Innovation in Learning Institute, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

3. Presentation by Ms Emma Sorbring, University West Sweden

CAVA Final Conference, Wednesday 30th January 2013, 9:30 - 13:00, Brussels, Belgium

To download the conference agenda click here

CAVA presentation at Games for Health Europe, 2012 (GFHEU12)

The CAVA game made an appearance at Games for Health Europe 2012, accompanied by a whirlwind tour of the research, game development, and implementation phases of the CAVA project. View Dr Erica Bowen and Matt Mawer's presentation above.

Definitions of dating violence from:

Saltzman, L., Fanslow, J., McMahon, P., & Shelley, G. (2002). Intimate partner violence surveillance: Uniform definitions and recommended data elements. Atlanta, Georgia: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our research findings from:

Bowen, E., Holdsworth, E., Leen, E., Sorbring, E., Helsing, B., Jans, S., & Awouters, V. (In press). Northern European adolescent’s attitudes towards dating violence. Violence and Victims


Leen, E., Sorbring, E., Mawer, M., Holdsworth, E., Helsing, B., & Bowen, E. (In press). Prevalence, Dynamic Risk Factors and the Efficacy of Primary Interventions for Adolescent Dating Violence: An International Review. Aggression and Violent Behavior

Greenacres High School - The CAVA Game

See more about the upcoming CAVA Game under the Game section.

CAVA International Conference 2012

University West held an international conference on Changing Attitudes to Dating Violence in Adolescents from 29 February to 2 March 2012 in Trollhättan, Sweden.

View the conference programme here.

View the presentations from the conference, and the conference report, under the publications section.

Welcome to the CAVA website.  CAVA is an EU-funded DAPHNE project which focuses on Changing Attitudes to Dating Violence in Adolescents.  The main teaching tool that will be used is an immersive and engaging video game that will appeal to young people, and which will be the first of its kind in Europe.  Find out more about the video game, and other ways in which we are working to change behaviours to dating violence, here, and also get to know our partners.   

To read more about the issue of dating violence in adolescents, please take a look at our collection of publications and press articles.

We would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to contact us and share your thoughts on the issue or ask us any questions you may have.

We hope you will find the information on this website useful and interesting!  Thanks for your interest!