Collaborative Response to Family Violence course (JS137)

JS 137, (1): Collaborative Response to Family Violence

Mondays 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Course Description

This 3-unit course, offered through the Justice Studies Department, is available to students across majors, providing 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 this area of service and study.

This course has been redesigned to engage and stimulate student's mastery of family violence issues and interdisciplinary collaboration to improve community response. The new course structure incorporates active participation by students, case study analysis, and interdisciplinary discussions with community professionals.

Students are invited to participate in the larger Institute for Collaborative Response that further provides opportunities for specialized internships, field experience and community-based projects.

Student Learning Objectives

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

  1. Recognize the scope of family violence, issues faced by victims and how these may manifest across cultures and diverse ethnic identities.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of multi-disciplinary strategies and how coordination of these strategies improves services for individuals and families impacted by family violence.
  3. Analyze collaboration in local organizations and service delivery systems.
  4. Demonstrate insight, awareness and skills related to one's own capacity to contribute effectively to interdisciplinary collaboration.

* Check with your department/school to see if the Collaborative Response to Family Violence Class (JS 137, 1) meets degree requirements