First Advisor

Susan Whitford


College of Contemporary Liberal Studies

Degree Name

MS Criminology

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

29 pages


Intimate partner violence (IPV) has detrimental effects on a victim that include psychological, verbal and physical abuse. The escalation of violence within a relationship can have devastating effects. In a 2017 report, IPV was reported by close to 30% of women in relationships around the world (Loxton et al.). The impact of IPV has led to many mental health problems, as well as an overall decrease in self-reported health (Loxton et al., 2017). The current research on IPV has been diverse in the countries it has been researched in and continues to expand as more resources through self-reporting and other types of databases are updated with information. Victims often face co-occurring health issues when trying to seek professional help (Mason et al., 2017). Research has shown that there might be a gap in service provided to victims that may impede on the long-term recovery process of the victim (Mason et al., 2017). The creation of a comprehensive educational program that specifically focuses on victims of IPV seems to have a positive correlation with higher levels of satisfaction as it pertains to treatment (Mason et al., 2017; Falb et al., 2014). This study will look at the curriculums of these educational programs and workshops.

Date of Award

Spring 2018

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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