Domestic Violence and Evidence-based Practice (Certificate)

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The certificate program in domestic violence and evidence-based practice provides students with the experience and knowledge to intervene safely and effectively on behalf of the survivors of gender-based violence, a vulnerable group that helping professionals are likely to encounter in all areas of practice. Those knowledgeable about the dynamics of intimate partner violence are better equipped to assist those suffering its negative physical and mental health consequences.

Evidence-based care is crucial in domestic violence settings. Students of the certificate program engage in service-based and classroom learning to understand the role of evidence-based interventions in promoting survivor safety and client empowerment. Upon completion of the program, certificate holders become Arizona state-certified advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Program Offered

Domestic Violence and Evidence-based Practice (Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

During their first semester in the certificate, students enroll in SWU 416, Domestic Violence and National AmeriCorps Service.
A grade of B or better is required in each course to satisfy the certificate.
Students must participate in an approved internship for a minimum of 300 hours.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
Notes: Other internship credit may be substituted with department approval.
Notes: Other internship credit may be substituted with department approval.
Electives -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.