Interprofessional Lens on Domestic Violence

November 29, 2018
Social Work - Criminal Justice interprofessional volunteering
Student volunteers outside of Women's Advocates shelter

Throughout the fall semester, Dr. Melissa Lundquist’s Introduction to Social Work class participated in a collaborative community engagement project with Dr. Jessica Hodge’s Introduction to Criminal Justice class to examine domestic violence through an interprofessional lens. Students engaged in joint classroom learning, experiential learning at Women’s Advocates domestic violence shelter, and domestic violence advocacy projects, including letter-writing campaigns to legislators, and community education through flyers, information tables and more. As two professions often engaged in domestic violence work, this experience provided a valuable opportunity for students to learn from – and value – both perspectives.