The Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence aims to study, understand, and respond to the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) and strengthen education, awareness, early intervention, and prevention of IPV throughout the UMB academic and practice communities.

We are a multidisciplinary effort composed of faculty, staff, and students from the schools of social work, law, nursing, medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy as well as the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. We engage in research, education, and advocacy for the prevention of IPV and providing direct services.


Current Projects 

Domestic Violence Lunch & Learn Event 

When: Monday, Oct. 29, noon to 1 p.m., School of Social Work Auditorium 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Come and learn about domestic violence and what you can do to help address it. There will be various quick and fun ways to get engaged in domestic violence awareness and prevention, from advocacy to self-care.

Interprofessional Education 

  • We are offering an interprofessional course in Spring 2019 on Interprofessional Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: What We All Need to Know available to all students and staff at UMB and the Universities at Shady Grove. The course will be held for seven in-person consecutive sessions on Thursdays beginning Jan. 31 and ending March 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interested students and staff should contact their school registrar. 

Past Projects

Bringing Marginalized Voices to the Center: A Policy Forum on Gender-Based Violence

When: Wednesday, April 18, UMMC Shock Trauma Auditorium

This forum brought together a panel of Baltimore-based community organizations to highlight marginalized voices in the current national conversation on gender-based violence, including trends in the #metoo and #whyistayed movements. Panelist perspectives on sexual violence, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence against women with disabilities, women veterans, transgender women, Latina immigrant and undocumented women, and women in low-wage work were presented, including potential policy solutions to end gender-based violence.

Thank you to the UMB Students Supporting the Women's Law Center for co-sponsoring this event.

Campus Community Needs Assessment 

We have just completed a survey on IPV to better understand the needs of the UMB community. 

UMB Community Resources

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
620 W. Lexington St., 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

UMB Student Counseling Center
601 W. Lombard St., Suite 440
Baltimore, MD 21201


Baltimore and Maryland Community Resources

Violence Prevention Programs - Shock Trauma Center (UMMC)
Office phone number: 410-328-2035

House of Ruth Maryland
24-Hour Hotline: 410-889-7884
Legal Hotline: 1-888-7884

24-Hour Helpline: 443-279-0379

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Statewide Helpline: 1-800-MD-HELPS