Family Violence Issues

Familiy Violence Issues program description.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

FVI2001Introduction to Family Violence Issues3 ch

Introduction to current theories, research and practice in family violence issues. Topics will include: themes of violence; dynamics of violence; gender relations; attitudes, myths, and realities surrounding family violence; public versus private nature of family violence. Research from various perspectives will be evaluated. 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.

FVI2002Antecedents and Patterns of Family Violence Issues3 ch

Provides a historical and current overview of the societal catalysts/contributors to, and the patterns of, family violence. Explores why members of marginalized groups (e.g., the poor, women, children, immigrants, First Nations persons, gays, lesbians, disabled and the elderly) are often at especially high risk of being victimized by violence in intimate relationships. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.

FVI3006Intervention Strategies and Programs for People who Batter (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3006)3 ch (3C) [W]
This course will examine the major theories related to violence in intimate relationships and explore the different intervention strategies and programs which have evolved from these theories. Credits cannot be obtained for both FVI 3006 and SOCI 3006.
FVI3007Religion and Violence (O) (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3007)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course examines issues pertaining to violence in religious families and the role of faith communities (and their leaders) in responding to violence in the family context. It will consider relevant data, theories, and strategies for change. Normally taught online. 

FVI4002Multidisciplinary Approaches to Family Violence 3 ch

Presents strategies which will assist professionals in coordinating their efforts to help survivors through creation of 'whole person' community approaches. Topics include: helping agencies' diverse and overlapping mandates; referral processes; inter-agency communication; support and debriefing; team dynamics; community resources; interface with policy makers. This course is required for the FVI Certificate. 

Prerequisite: Six credit hours from FVI 2001, FVI 2002, FVI 2003 (or SOCI 1563); or permission of the instructor. 

FVI4005Individual Studies3 ch

An individualized study of a topic of interest to the student, in consultation with instructor/mentor and approval of the Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research.

Prerequisite: Six credit hours from FVI 2001, FVI 2002, FVI 2003 (or SOCI 1563); or permission of the instructor.