KNOW Abuse Violence Prevention Curriculum

Cornerstone’s School-Based Services program offers education and violence prevention programming for middle and high schools to increase students’ awareness of violence, strengthen their ability to resolve challenging situations and be proactive about participating in leadership opportunities to prevent violence. Cornerstone educator/advocates are utilized in 20+ schools in Hennepin County, Minnesota providing engaging, youth informed prevention education and support.

Our KNOW Abuse Curriculum utilizes a best practice prevention education framework, offering effective solid public health strategies through and engaging, activity based, youth-informed lens with an emphasis on building skills that prevent incidents of violence and abuse.

Online Classroom Ready

With the sudden and widespread closings of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal was to flip our live classroom presentations into online on-demand courses to assist teachers, students, and parents with access our materials. On our online courses page you’ll find complete online courses on a variety of violence prevention topics each with an interactive, self-guided slide show along with accompanying handouts and discussion guides. Students can access the presentations right from this site and teachers are invited to download out materials and integrate them into their existing online classrooms or LMS. As many schools utilize Google services such as G Suite apps and Google Classroom our online curriculum is built on the Google apps platform to make access easy for most students and school staff.

And here’s the best part: We are offering this all for free!

All we ask is that you have students complete the pre and post surveys included in each slide show. The data we collect is private and anonymous, but important to helping us track our program outcomes and success.

Contact the School-Based Services Team

Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Schedule an appointment with a Cornerstone SBS advocate by calling 651.583.8450 or emailing

For support after hours, please call the 24/7 crisis line at 1.866.223.1111.

Cornerstone’s School-Based Services team is also online at and

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Mission & Services

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.

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Minnesota Day One®

A statewide program of Cornerstone, Day One® works to ensure that no call for help goes unanswered so that all in need can find safety and support. Day One connects people to experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or general crime to help at agencies throughout the state.

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Call: 1.866.223.1111
Text: 612.399.9995

Please call 911 in an emergency.

Minnesota Crime Victims

Cornerstone’s General Crime Victim Advocacy program assists victims of assault, child abuse, impaired drivers, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, homicide and other crimes. We also can connect you to crime victim agencies through Minnesota via our statewide Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line.

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Call: 1.866.385.2699
Text: 612.399.9977

Please call 911 in an emergency.

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