BHHS 151 - Family and Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

Credit Hours: 3

Family and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Abuse are pervasive social problems that impact the physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral health of those who experience this victimization. This course focuses on the specific forms and cycles of abuse that occur within families and intimate partner relationships and the personal and interpersonal dynamics of the victims, perpetrators, and witnesses. Students will also be introduced to the intra-and intergenerational impact of family and intimate partner abuse and violence, along with the intersectionality of culture, age, sexual orientation, and gender. Strategies for prevention, intervention, survivor safety and the response of social service agencies and the criminal justice system will also be addressed.