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University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Graduate School of Public Affairs

Campus Box 142
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
Location: 1380 Lawrence Street • Suite 500
Phone: (303) 556-5970
Fax: (303) 556-5971

CONTACT: Barbara Paradiso, UCD, Program on Domestic Violence 303-556-5994/5970; barbara.paradiso@cudenver.edu

The University of Colorado at Denvers Graduate School of Public Affairs now offers its Master of Public Administration degree with a Concentration in Domestic Violence Program Management and Policy Development through a distance-learning format.

Reaching out to people across the nation, the Program on Domestic Violence (PDV) is available through a combination of online courses and five (5) intensive class sessions in the Denver, Colorado area. Intensives are planned for no more than a week (4-7 days) per session in order to accommodate even the most demanding of schedules.

Participants in the Program on Domestic Violence take a mixture of courses designed to build strong management and policy-making skills. Domestic violence courses provide an opportunity to develop extensive knowledge of the social, historical and psychological factors underlying violence against women. Topics include the impact of violence on children; strategies for intervention, prevention and change; intersections of violence with race, gender and class; and legal and policy implications.

The intensive sessions on the Denver campus feature nationally renowned speakers, conversations with experienced practitioners, and in-depth discussions with other students. Distinguished guest presenters for the program have included Jeffrey Edleson, Lydia Walker, Jacquelyn Campbell, Alisa Bierria, Kim Klein, Elizabeth Schneider, Shamita Das Dasgupta and Lundy Bancroft.

Created for victim advocates, survivors of violence, activists, program managers and others interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to run effective service and advocacy organizations, the Program on Domestic Violence is the first curriculum of its kind in the country.

We are proud to now offer this vital program - integrating grassroots social justice anti-violence work with strong administrative practice - to a statewide and national audience.

For more information, please call the Graduate School of Public Affairs at 303-556-5970/5994 or email barbara.paradiso@cudenver.edu. Members of the staff and faculty are available to speak with you on an individual basis to answer any questions that you may have. Additional information is also available on our website: www.cudenver.edu/gspa.