The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is sponsoring a 1-Credit Elective course entitled Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: What We All Need to Know. This course is comprised of 7 consecutive sessions and will be held on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm beginning on September 20 and ending on November 1. Course instructors will include faculty and staff from the Schools of Social Work, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant societal problem, which has persisted despite efforts to eradicate it using numerous intervention strategies. In this course, the student will be introduced to key concepts, processes, measurements, and related theories across diverse practice settings (i.e. social work, law, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and medicine) to be able to effectively address IPV in practice. Issues related to those who experience and witness IPV as well as those who perpetrate IPV, including social and cultural factors (e.g., race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status) associated with IPV, including theory practice on intersectionality. The student will explore various strategies established for ending IPV and clinical, policy, and social change interventions from an interprofessional perspective. Course activities will be designed to help the student think critically and apply understanding of theories from the individual to macro levels of intervention and change across practice settings in social work, law, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and medicine. Weekly Class Topics Include: Class 1: Definitions, Prevalence and Impact of IPV Class 2: History and Theories of IPV Class 3: Practice: Social Work and Law (Screening for IPV, IPV Programs [crisis, clinical, advocacy], Civil and Criminal Legal Options, Child Welfare Advocates and Victim Advocates, Safety vs. Autonomy) Class 4: Practice: Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy (How is IPV Visible in My Practice?, Screening and Brief Interventions in Health Settings, Intimate Partner Sexual Violence and Reproductive Coercion) Class 5: Policy (Local, State and Federal Law & Policies, Limitations of Current Practice, Promising Practices, Reporting Requirements) Class 6: Special Populations/Considerations (Minority, Immigrant, LGTB, HIV, Disabled, and Male victims, Intersection of IPV and Human Trafficking, Adolescent Relationship Abuse) Class 7: Where are we now? Where do we need to go? (Best Practices, Intersectionality, Social Justice and Social Change)
VISIT THE WEB SITE: Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence To enroll, contact your school's registration office. For additional information on the topics covered in this course, contact Lisa Fedina at LFedina@ssw.umaryland.edu.