There are two certificates offered by the Center on Domestic Violence at the School of Public Affairs. For information on the Certificate in Domestic Violence Studies, please click here. For more information on the Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care, see the details below. Health Certificate Brochure.
Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care
The Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care (CIVHC) fulfills a nationally recognized need to educate and train individuals from a broad range of health disciplines to effectively respond to victims of interpersonal violence. Offered for the first time beginning in spring 2009, CIVHC is a program of the Center on Domestic Violence in the UC Denver School of Public Affairs. It has been developed by the UC Denver School of Public Affairs in collaboration with local and national advisors representing schools of nursing, medicine and dentistry, as well as knowledgeable health practitioners skilled in meeting the needs of patients experiencing interpersonal violence.
CIVHC is the first graduate level program of its kind. As a distance learning program it represents a collaboration within the University of Colorado system—the Downtown Campus, the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Springs Campus. Its goal is to provide education for health professionals, faculty and students, thereby building proficiency and confidence in interpersonal violence prevention, identification and intervention in Colorado and the nation.