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RCGV is proud to continue offering two online summer courses (each offered twice) for our undergraduates:

PSY 316 Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Promoting Resiliency

PSY 317 Sexual Assault: Context, Interventions and Prevention 

We began offering these courses in summer of 2015 and have now reached 1,163 students. Another 133 students have enrolled for summer 2021 (with more likely to enroll). Thank you to all former and current instructors who have made such a difference in students lives with these courses!  

A few comments from students: 

I really enjoyed this course. It was different from any class I’ve taken so far, and I love that it used real world events to teach. I feel like I’m walking away with information that will actually benefit me and that I will use to better society. 

I think every person should be take this course at some time in their life. The earlier the better. 


About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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