HSER 256 : Dynamics of Family Violence & Sexual Assault



Lecture Hours


Teaching Equivalent



ENG 100 with grade C or better, or consent.

Recommended Prep


Promotes knowledge, skills, sensitivity, and self-care practices for engaging individuals and families affected by interpersonal violence. Examines historical, societal, and legal responses and resources. Content focuses on physical, emotional, and sexual victimization of vulnerable populations such as children, elders, and LGBTQ+. Addresses dating violence, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence. Examines current research on social, economic, cultural, family, and individual risk factors, perpetrator dynamics, effects of violence on victims and survivors, and effective intervention and prevention strategies. Learners have an opportunity to explore their own values and feelings in relation to a difficult subject matter.