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Thank you to all SJSU faculty who have contributed to the Institute for Collaborative Response for Family Victims of Violence over the past three years with special recognition of:

  • Dean Charles Bullock, PI for the Collaborative Response Project
  • Laurie Drabble, SW, member of original ICR team and now Advisory member and faculty affiliate
  • Anne Demers, Health Sciences/Public Heath Program, original ICR team
  • Katie Galvin, Social Work, Field Coordinator, opened designated ICR placements to interested MSW students
  • Pnina Green, SW, Title IVE program, co-sponsored trainings and Advisory Group member
  • Brian Grossman, Health Science/Gerontology, course development on unique issues of FV in aging populations
  • Alice Hines and Greg Payne, Associate Deans from the the College of Applied Sciences & Arts
  • Susan McNiesh, Nursing, Simulation Lab project between SW and Nursing; and Advisory Group member
  • Nancy Megginson and Dr. Shirley Reekie, Kinesiology, collaborative project at Timpany Center with DV survivors
  • Frank Strona, Health Sciences, Media project
  • Rich Taketa, Geography, current mapping project with community partners
  • Blanca Tavera, School of Social Work, original ICR Team member
  • The many faculty who have supported the ICR over the years through participation in events and planning meetings

And a special thank you to Mark Correia, Justice Studies Department Chair, who has agreed to support the continuation of the ICR post funding; sponsored the proposed Collaborative Response to Family Violence Certificate program; and has committed to sponsor a conference to be held spring 2013 to bring community partners and academics together to address issues of collaborative response to family violence across disciplines.

Do you know a strong student who is interested in working, interning, or learning more about family violence and its' effects..? If so, please fill out a FACULTY NOMINATION FORM and let us know why you feel your student would benefit from the ICR Program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FACULTY)

FAQs for Faculty about the ICR

What is the ICR?

The Institute for Collaborative Response (ICR) for Victims of Family Violence is an extracurricular program that teaches students about family violence and how interdisciplinary collaboration allows communities to achieve more through the coordination of resources and efforts across systems and disciplines. The ICR offers interdisciplinary education in collaboration through special workshops, projects, interdisciplinary discussion groups and use of student internships and field experience.

What are the ways that faculty might be involved in the ICR?

Faculty who recognize the value of collaborative practice, research, and learning opportunities for students may be involved in the ICR in several ways. First, all faculty are invited and encouraged to spread the word to students about the ICR as an extra-curricular learning opportunity for students who are interested in addressing family violence. Second, faculty may elect to become faculty affiliates and, in this role, participate in special collaborative research projects with faculty and students across disciplines, helping to design and deliver a workshop for an interdisciplinary audience of students or community members, or leading an interdisciplinary discussion group with students. Finally, faculty interested in advancing the ICR may elect to serve as part of the faculty advisory and working group. Involvement in the ICR affords opportunities to meet and work with a dynamic network of faculty, students, and community members who share interests in collaboration, building relationships between the university and community, and addressing family violence and other critical issues.

What are the requirements for students and how long do students have to complete them?

The requirements include 1) completion of 8 hours of “core” training on family violence and collaboration, 2) participation in 4 interdisciplinary discussion groups, 3) participation in 4 special workshops offered through the ICR and other approved workshops, 4) field experience that involves interdisciplinary collaboration, and 5) a special project that integrates a focus on collaboration.

Requirements are completed over the course of an academic year. The first semester is focused on training and establishing a strong foundation of knowledge in family violence and collaboration. Students are encouraged to complete all core and most workshop requirements during this first semester. The second semester is focused on the field experience and special projects. Interdisciplinary discussion groups are offered across the year.

A course in now offered through the Justice Studies Dept and open to all students in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA). This course meeting all workshop requirements and most IDG requirements and provides a rich foundation for the goals of this program. The ICR is working with CASA departments to allow this course as elective credit toward graduation.

Is the ICR intended for students in my Department/School?

Yes! The ICR requirements are designed to allow for inclusion of students across schools and departments in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. The ICR is an extracurricular program that is designed to augment specific degree programs with an educational experience focused on collaboration in addressing family violence. Family violence is defined broadly, so that students with interests in any aspect of family violence, including child maltreatment, domestic violence, and elder abuse are welcome to apply to the ICR.

While the ICR is designed to be completed over two semesters, students are not limited to two semesters. Some students find it easier to spread the requirements over multiple semesters to coincide with their degree requirements and their schedules. This is perfectly acceptable. Students are encouraged to fit the ICR requirements into their educational requirements and goals to make the most of the experience. The ICR team will work with you to satisfy both the needs of the students and the requirements of the ICR program.

Can degree internship/field placement be used to meet ICR placement requirements?

Yes, field placements AND other research or special projects required or offered through the student's degree program may meet ICR requirements. The ICR requires that the field experience/internship be in the field of family violence and offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Projects require a focus on improving family violence services through interdisciplinary collaboration. ICR faculty will work with students to plan how to best integrate ICR requirements into student learning goals and degree requirements.

Is the ICR an internship?

No, the ICR is not an internship program. Field experience is one of the requirements for participation in the ICR, but placements are done through a student's department/school. The ICR has identified certain approved internships that meet ICR requirements. Students are welcome to inquire about these positions. The ICR does not place the student however; this is done through the student's department.

How does the ICR program work with graduate or undergraduate programs?

The ICR requirements are designed to allow students to meet degree requirements while fulfilling ICR requirements. It is perfectly acceptable and encouraged for students to get credit for both the ICR and degree requirements with the same project or placement. The ICR simply requires that the focus of internships and projects be on interdisciplinary collaboration in the area family violence. This emphasis is easily applied to most degree requirements. Students in programs that require a field experience may be in a position to easily mee the ICR field experience requirement. Students who have field experience, practicum, or special project units as an option in their program may be able to enrich their experience with the support of the ICR and ICR learning opportunities. Students interested in improving services in the field of family violence, willing to attend special workshops/trainings and interested in working with students in other disciplines, will find this an exciting extracurricular opportunity to enrich existing skills and knowledge.

What are the benefits?

Collaboration is an increasingly valued skill by employers and professionals universally. The ICR is committed to helping students meet their career goals through both training and interaction with a network of community professionals. Students participating in the ICR program highly value their interactions with professionals and with other students across disciplines. Upon completion of the ICR requirements, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dean's Office.

Do students need to have prior experience/knowledge of family violence and/or collaboration?

No prior experience or knowledge is required. Each student brings with him or her a unique set of skills, experiences and perspectives which add to the overall value of the program.

Who should be contacted for other questions?

For questions about student requirements and ICR activities, please feel free to check out the web site at: http://www.sjsu.edu/casa/icr or by contacting Maureen Lowell at maureen.lowell@sjsu.edu

For questions about opportunities for faculty involvement in the ICR, contact Laurie Drabble at laurie.drabble@sjsu.edu.