New Online Course Focusing on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention and Response


Core faculty of the U-M Injury Prevention Center working with U-M and Maryland partners have launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Interprofessional Strategies for Prevention and Response,” hosted by Michigan Online. This new course provides the opportunity to learn key concepts, definitions, and theories from public health, social justice, and legal perspectives; as well as best practices for identifying, screening, and responding to IPV in clinical practice settings, including interprofessional strategies that engage professionals from social work, law, nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

This valuable new learning opportunity was developed by IPC Core Faculty members Dr. Lisa Fedina and Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer, working with a team including IPC Core Faculty Dr. Vijay Singh, Dr. Todd Herrenkohl, Dr. Richard Tolman, and Dr. Yasamin Kusunoki as well as Dr. Katie Schultz and faculty from the U-M School of Nursing and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. The new MOOC integrates interprofessional perspectives in addressing concepts such as cultural humility, unique risks, and other challenges underserved populations face related to intimate partner violence. The course is a result of a partnership between the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland and the University System of Maryland, funded by a grant through Academic Innovations to create the MOOC.