Whether you are taking this course as part of a professional development plan or because you are seeking to be more informed about intimate partner violence, this course has been organized to help you understand the prevalence of intimate partner violence, its components, and how you can be a helpful ally to victims. In this first module, you explore the faces of intimate partner violence, types and categories of abuse, and the foundations of power and control on which it is based.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define intimate partner violence
  • Recognize ways an abusive partner establishes power and control in their relationship
  • Identify different categories of relationship violence