Course Description

Hours: 12

Intimate partnerships are an important social context that offer people the possibility to grow and realize their potential; violence within these relationships creates an unsafe environment thereby thwarting the possibility for growth and intimacy. Although there is an abundance of research and literature regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) that debates various definitions, outcomes and influences which contribute to ongoing challenges in addressing this concern, the consensus is that it has an incredibly detrimental impact on individuals, families and communities. Given that IPV is a significant personal, social and political issue, it is imperative to develop an appreciation for the nuances and challenges that are inherent within this widespread concern.

This two-day workshop intends to support participants with expanding their understanding of intimate partner by exploring its impact on individuals and families. It will examine the historical context that has shaped current understandings, explore various outcomes that emerge from violence within intimate partnerships, and highlight frameworks/approaches that are used to address the issue. It will also review the ways in which IPV intersects with special populations, as well as enhance participants’ awareness regarding complexities specific to accountability and change.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-4967

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

This workshop is currently not available. The 2024/2025 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available on July 8, 2024.
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