Educational Programs

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention
University of South Florida College of Public Health
Department of Community and Family Health

The Graduate Certificate in Violence and Injury is for students, professionals and service providers who seek specialization in Violence and Injury but do not necessarily want to complete a Master of Public Health program. The certificate is a 13-15 credit hour course of study, and the Center is in the process of making the courses for this certificate available online.

For more information on this graduate certificate click here.

Continuing Education

Domestic Violence and Mediation: the Basics and Beyond

Through this four hour online training, mediators and health professionals will be able to meet continuing education credits. The comprehensive content includes types of family violence, prevalence, risk factors, causes, consequences, as well as information on abusers, victims and interventions. It is available through the University of South Florida’s Department of Continuing Professional Education at .

Domestic Violence and Healthcare: the Basics and Beyond

This four hour on-line course qualifies for continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and all mental health professionals. Dr. Coulter reviews the basics of domestic violence and then discusses practical issues facing the healthcare professional when domestic violence may be present. This is also available through the University of South Florida’s Department of Continuing Professional Education at .

Upcoming Trainings

Training opportunities are updated regularly. Check back often!

Western Judicial Services offers training on various topics in Tampa Florida for Batterer Intervention assessors and facilitators, probation officers, social workers, program planners, lawyers, law enforcement officers, substance abuse professionals and mental health workers. Consult their website for further information:

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides training for domestic violence center staff and volunteers, as well as support and information on advocacy and programming. A training calendar is available at

The National Institute of Crime Prevention hosts nine training classes yearly in five cities nationwide. Full details on the trainings are available at

Who Should Attend?
Law Enforcement Supervisors, Patrol Officers, Detectives, Investigators, Victim Advocates, Victim Service Providers, Prosecutors and Sexual Assault Workers.

National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund

NNEDV safety net training discusses ways to help victims be safe from abusers in relationship to technology.

Upcoming Events

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is offering a webinar to explore the various models currently being implemented to improve outcomes of multi-system involved youth who cross over between child welfare and the juvenile justice system.