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Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care

The Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care (CIVHC) is designed to educate and train health care professionals and students from a broad range of health disciplines to effectively respond to victims of interpersonal violence. Developed in collaboration with local and national advisors representing schools of nursing, medicine and dentistry, this certificate produces knowledgeable health practitioners skilled in meeting the needs of patients experiencing interpersonal violence. The certificate is comprised of 4 courses (12 credit hours) administered through a combination of online learning and brief intensive periods of study in Denver over a 15 month period.

At the completion of the certificate program, participants will have:

  • ​The leadership skills necessary to improve systematic responses to domestic violence in health care settings
  • A thorough understanding of the health ramifications of interpersonal violence
  • Skill and comfort with screening all patients for domestic violence--victims, offenders and child witnesses
  • The ability to effectively assess and treat adults and children engaged in violent relationships
  • The ability to build resources to meet the needs of patients including, but not limited to, collaboration with community-based providers

Students interested in this certificate must apply and enroll within the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs. Click here​ to learn more about the applicaiton process. For additional information, please contact the Center on Domestic Violence at or (303) 315-2489. 

 Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care Brochure.​ | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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