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Course Syllabus: Domestic Violence 101

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Course Description

Domestic violence, sometimes called domestic abuse, is reaching epidemic proportions and affects men, women and children of all races and social and economic levels. In order to stem the tide of domestic abuse we have to not only stop the abuse and protect the victims, we also have to understand what triggers the abuse so that the next generation of families can learn to live abuse-free.
Course topics will include:
  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Who are the Victims?
  • Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence
  • Why Victims Stay with Abusers
  • How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Legal Issues such as: PFA's and PRO's
  • What the police and courts can and can't do
  • Handling divorce and custody issues
  • How to Keep Safe such as: Safety Measures for yourself and your children
  • Escape plans in case you need to flee
  • Understanding who to turn to in an emergency
  • The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse
  • Moving On: Relationships After Abuse
  • The fall-out for families
  • Steps to take for success
  • Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors
  • Stopping the Cycle of Abuse
  • Stopping Abuse Forever 

Course Requirements

Anyone who needs this information is welcome to join.  No books will be required.

Course Topics

  •  What is Domestic Violence?
  •  Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence
  •  Why Victims Stay with Abusers
  • How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Legal Issues
  • The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse
  •  Moving On--Relationships After Abuse
  • Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors
  • Stopping the Cycle of Abuse
  • Stopping Abuse Forever

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz and an assignment designed to highlight lesson topics. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define domestic violence.
  • Recognize signs of domestic violence.
  • Describe the reasons why victims stay with abusers.
  • Describe ways you can help victims of domestic abuse.
  • Know the legal issues involved with domestic violence.
  • Describe methods for keeping safe from domestic abuse.
  • Describe the after-effects of domestic abuse.
  • Know methods for helping domestic abuse survivors with life after abuse.
  • Describe methods for stopping the cycle of abuse, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson 1 Exam: What is Domestic Violence?140
Lesson 2 Assignment2
Lesson 2 Exam: Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence150
Lesson 3 Assignment2
Lesson 3 Exam: Why Victims Stay with Abusers150
Lesson 4 Assignment2
Lesson 4 Exam: How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse140
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson 5 Exam: Legal Issues160
Lesson 6 Assignment2
Lesson 6 Exam: Keeping Safe141
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Lesson 7 Exam: The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse150
Lesson 8 Assignment2
Lesson 8 Exam: Moving On: Relationships After Abuse150
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Lesson 9 Exam: Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors140
Lesson 10 Assignment2
Lesson 10 Exam: Stopping the Cycle of Abuse140
Lesson 11 Assignment2
Lesson 11 Exam: Stopping Abuse Forever150
The Final Exam52
Total Points:1685
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