Spring 2012: JS 137-1: Collaborative Response to Family Violence

JS 137, (1): Collaborative Response to Family Violence Mondays 3:00-5:45 p.m.

Course Description

This 3-unit course, offered through Justice Studies, is available to students across majors, providing students with a foundation for working collaboratively across disciplines to provide a more effective response to family violence. This course welcomes all upper-division undergrads and masters degree students interested in Family Violence as an area of interest, service and scholarship.

This course has been redesigned to incorporate active participation by students, case study analysis, and interdisciplinary discussions with community professionals to engage and stimulate student’s mastery of family violence issues and interdisciplinary collaboration to improve community prevention and intervention

Students are also invited to participate in the Institute for Collaborative Response to Family Violence (ICR) that further provides opportunities for specialized internships, field experience and community-based projects after successful completion of JS 137.

Student Learning Objectives include

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

1. Recognize the scope of family violence, issues faced by victims of family violence and how these may manifest across cultures and diverse ethnic identities.

2. Demonstrate understanding of multi-disciplinary strategies for addressing family violence and how the coordination of these strategies improves services for individuals and families impacted by family violence.

3. Analyze collaboration in local organizations and service delivery systems.

* Check with your department/school to see if the Collaborative Response to Family Violence Class (JS 137, 1) meets degree requirements and see our flyer for more information.

For a list of ICR requirements, see our website:

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