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Continuing Education courses about Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare System (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the relationship between domestic violence and child maltreatment and discusses the shared goals of child welfare and domestic violence programs.  It describes an emerging practice that features a more coordinated, collaborative, and broad-based approach.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores parenting programs for men who batter, offering potential opportunities to promote safe and healthy father-child relationships.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores important distinctions between bullying and harassment in the school setting.  It discusses responsibilities of school personnel and offers strategies for prevention.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

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Youth Sexual Violence Prevention (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course focuses on sexual violence prevention for high school adolescents.  It discusses the consequences of youth sexual violence along with recent trends in violence prevention strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Critical Issues for Culturally Competent Services (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:   This course explores the issue of domestic violence in immigrant communities and offers considerations for increasing culturally competent services. Immigrant women are a diverse group and experience domestic violence in many different contexts but they also frequently share common experiences when domestic violence is involved.  Issues of immigration status, financial resources, community, family, and social isolation are considered.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Violence During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course discusses the critical concern of violence during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and includes a discussion of research findings, risk factors, and implications for practice.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

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Battered Women and Protective Strategies (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the various protective strategies women use to protect themselves and their children against violence.  It includes a discussion of immediate situational strategies, ‘classic’ legal and anti- domestic violence services, social and spiritual supports, terminating the relationship, and invisible strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (6 Credit Hours)

Program Summary:  This course promotes effective practice with children and families affected by child maltreatment and domestic violence.  The course explores the dynamics of co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment and offers practice guidelines

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


When Battered Women Stay… Advocacy Beyond Leaving (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course explores the complex work of preserving a battered woman’s right to make decisions about her life and her family.  The article explores assumptions within the domestic violence field that leaving abusive relationships is the best approach to ending domestic violence.  The author broadens the discussion by proposing an expanded advocacy for survivors who choose to stay.

NASW ethical standard 1.02:  Self Determination:  “Social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self­ determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Social workers may limit clients’ right to self­ determination when, in the social workers’ professional judgment, clients’ actions or potential actions pose a serious, foreseeable, and imminent risk to themselves or others.”

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course does not meet the ethics requirement for National Certified Counselors.

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