This Professional Certificate offers a number of courses regarding relationship violence. This program is designed to enable you to develop practical knowledge and skills for addressing gender-based violence in various settings. Five courses must be completed to earn a certificate.
This certificate will provide an interactive learning experience in specialized knowledge and skills for those who are/will be working in human resources, occupational health and safety, social work, social service, health, education and justice settings. Students in the certificate will receive meaningful and sustained learning opportunities that examine aspects of violence in relationships using a gender analysis including: domestic violence, violence against children (exposure to violence, child protection, child custody, etc) and older adults, and sexual violence. Students will learn about the impacts of gender-based violence on individuals, families, communities, workplaces. Courses will offer education and preventions strategies for victims, perpetrators of violence, children living with violence, front-line professionals and other potential observers, intervenors and/or bystanders.
Who is this program for?
This certificate will provide an interactive learning experience in specialized knowledge and skills for those who are/will be working in professions such as:
Nurses, doctors, physicians, psychologists, social workers
- Social services
Social workers, social service workers, victim service providers
Police, probation and parole, lawyers
Early childhood educators, teachers, educational assistants, principals, school administrators
Human resources, health and safety, supervisors, CEOs
How the program works
Each course may be taken as a stand-alone module. In order to be issued the Advanced Certificate in Gender Based Violence, students must successfully complete any five of the following courses. There are no prerequisites for this certificate. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspective, opinions and experience with classmates. All courses will be held in class at Western's Faculty of Education Building.
Faculty of Education
These courses are offered by the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children and the Faculty of Education, in Partnership with Western Continuing Studies.