Carolyn M. Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A, FAAN
Professor & Director of Global Health, School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
Sexual violence in the United States and around the world has unprecedented attention and intolerance. Terms such as ‘toxic masculinity’ and ‘active consent’ are familiar to students, and professionals. All genders are revealing victimization, and demanding structural and societal changes. Can we eliminate sexual violence? Do adverse childhood experiences predict victimization or perpetration and if so, where does resilience or altered trajectories come in to play? A forensic nurse, and sexual violence prevention scientist, Dr. Porta will encourage you to critically examine contributing and mitigating factors, gaps in what we know works (or doesn’t), and multi-sectorial strategies to prevent and respond effectively. In this course, you will engage in discourse on sexual violence, in the context of other societal violence (e.g. domestic, elder abuse) and at the intersection of very real disparities and determinants of health. Gender based violence (and preventive strategies) around the world will be examined and contextualized. You will hear from survivors, and advocates, and you will explore realistic public health solutions to eliminating sexual violence.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-101 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe gender based violence and sexual violence patterns in the United States and at least two other countries.
Critique existing sexual violence prevention programs (targeting school-age, high school, college, offenders).
Develop a sexual violence prevention strategy that includes multiple levels of prevention (primary, secondary, tertiary), and multiple socio-ecological layers (individual, family, community, society), building on existing evidence and incorporating innovative elements.
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
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