Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Research on LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Communities

By Alden Hori, PhD
Target Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Delivery Method: Online, Self-Paced
Credits: 6 CE Credit Hours


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Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Content By: This course is based on A Report From the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs for LGBTQ and HIV-Affected, Intimate Partner Violence report released in 2013. The data collection, analysis, and writing was conducted by Shelby Chestnut, Chai Jindasurat, and Preeti Varathan all from the New York City Anti-Violence Project.

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide facts from and inferences about a 2012 study conducted on intimate partner violence (IPV) that occurs within the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities as reported by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). The NCAVP provides the most comprehensive reports of their kind, with their emphasis on antiviolence efforts in LGBTQ and HIV-affected populations.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the common types of IPV tactics experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
  2. Explain the particular challenges that marginalized populations face in the legal system.
  3. List the suggested treatment frameworks that are to be applied to LGBTQ and HIV-affected people.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge on the movements that initiated the literature on IPV.
  5. Recite the populations most at-risk for interpersonal violence.
  6. Describe the marginalized populations that need more attention in research and literature.


Course Outline:

 1.      Facts and Figures

  • Major Findings
  • Intimate-Partner Violence Homicides
  • Total Survivor and Victim demographics
  • Most Impacted Identities
  • Incident Details

2.      Discussion of Findings

3.      Best Practices

4.      Recommendations for Policymakers and Funders


Course Format:

Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation. 


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