Partner Violence  

Child Abuse


Elder Abuse


HMNS 1140


Course Information

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with research based information on interventions in interpersonal violence. Advocacy, psychological, sociological and systems models will be discussed as well as the policy responses and direct intervention skills which each model espouses. Each student will choose an area of interest (e.g. partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, or related topic) and research interventions specific to that topic.  The course material will be presented via the World Wide WEB and scheduled chat times to discuss the material on line will be arranged.

Course Location:   On Line (no formal classroom time required)

Instructor Information

Name:  Professor William J. Pellicio, LICSW, LCDP


Office Location:  Knight Campus, Room 3260

Office Hours:  By arrangement

Phone:  401-825-1125

Instructor Background:  Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Providence College; Masters Degree in Social Work, Rhode Island College; Currently working on Ph.D. Boston College.

Professor Pellicio has had extensive experience working with both victims and offenders in interpersonal violence and has provided social work interventions in  immediate crisis situations (hospital emergency rooms), transitional settings (domestic violence shelters) and on-going counseling with victims and offenders as well as providing court mandated programs for interpersonal violence offenders.