May 17, 2022  
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HS 105 - Introduction to Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocacy


5 credits

This course provides an introduction to the strategies and skills necessary to provide intervention for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and perpetrators. Students will understand theories and models that give insight to the dynamics of violence and the impacts to others. In addition, students will develop skills in providing crisis intervention and advocacy to adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the primary theories that guide assessment and intervention for violence as well as a capacity to explain how these theories inform and guide practice decisions. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and skill in best practices for trauma survivors and perpetrators for sexual assault. (Desired Student Abilities: Resource Use, Critical Thinking ; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Washington State laws related to sexual assault, domestic violence and related victim advocacy statutes. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking, Resource Use; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the empowerment model of crisis intervention and the importance of assessing victim safety. (Desired Student Abilities: Resource Use; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Identify and understand different motivations of sex offenders and domestic violence perpetrators and how these motivations are displayed through behavior. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Describe potential impact of sexual assault on victims with a range of particular characteristics. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)
  • Demonstrate intervention skills and knowledge of sexual assault. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking, Resource Use; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11 )
  • Identify the dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on the family. (Desired Student Abilities: Critical Thinking ; H.S. P. O.: 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)




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