BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-120 - Intro to Interpersonal Violence and Intro to Interpersonal Violence and - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-120 - Intro to Interpersonal Violence and Intro to Interpersonal Violence and - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce learners to interpersonal violence and abuse in Indigenous communities through a trauma informed lens. Learners will explore the impact of colonialism on the historical, political, and socio-economic realities of Indigenous communities that have led to intergenerational trauma, increased rates of interpersonal violence and Indigenous mistrust in Canada's criminal justice system. Learners will explore the systemic influences that have contributed to the vulnerability of Indigenous women and the resulting inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMWIG). Using the cycle of interpersonal violence and abuse as a model, learners will examine the characteristics, dynamics, and motivations of both victims and offenders as well as use a community-based response to address patterns of violence and develop reduction and prevention strategies.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (JUSTICE STUDIES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2020 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:



    • demonstrate an understanding of trauma informed practice in relation to interpersonal violence and abuse in Indigenous communities;

    • describe the historical influences related to interpersonal violence and abuse in the Indigenous community;

    • demonstrate an understanding of how intergenerational trauma creates risks for interpersonal violence and abuse in Indigenous communities;

    • demonstrate an awareness and describe the psychological characteristics and dynamics of victims and offenders of family violence;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the cycle of interpersonal violence and abuse;

    • describe preventive measures needed to address interpersonal violence and abuse in Indigenous communities;

    • explain systemic influences that have affected the vulnerability of Indigenous women and girls;

    • describe an integrated approach to addressing interpersonal violence and abuse; and

    • identify community stakeholders in a community-based response to interpersonal violence and abuse in the development of reduction and prevention strategies.

    Text and Materials:
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    CAPS-120-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM08 Sep 202022 Dec 2020