Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course taught me so much about the issues of relationship violence and neglect. It helped me develop an awareness of these important issues and a desire to make a difference. This class played a large part in helping me choose to focus my studies and career on helping prevent intimate partner violence.
This course covered a wide variety of violence and neglect topics: child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse were the primary focus. I learned about the dynamics and effects of abuse, as well as, effective prevention programs. My final project was on post intimate partner stalking which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of this specific issue and gave me the opportunity to design an evidence based prevention program.
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Advice for students:
Come with an open mind. A lot of the information is contrary to the typical public preception of these issues. For the final project pick a topic you are passionate about and don't procrastinate.