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Continuing Education courses about Domestic Violence

Engaging Men Across the Violence Prevention Continuum: An Exploratory Study (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers a discussion among violence prevention practitioners on how to engage men across the violence prevention continuum.   The course presents research findings from an exploratory study and highlights practitioners’ efforts to work with male perpetrators, victims, and allies.  Practitioners reported a number of challenges, including a lack of education, tools, resources, and research.  The impact of trauma, bias, and stigma are examined.

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

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Unintended Consequences: Intimate Partner Violence, Military Caregivers, and the Law (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique challenges facing military caregivers who experience intimate partner violence. Caregivers’ dependence on military members’ entitlements add additional complexities.  Risk factors for IPV perpetration are discussed, including injuries such as PTSD, SUD, and TBI.  Finally, the course discusses how state elder and disability abuse statutes add barriers for military caregivers who are considering leaving the relationship.

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

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Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence 2nd edition (6 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence and provides guidance for child welfare workers and domestic violence advocates who work with families experiencing domestic violence.  It highlights the tactics of abuse, common characteristics of perpetrators, key characteristics of adult survivors, the effects of domestic violence on children, risk and protective factors, the child protection process,  safety assessment, safety planning, developing the family plan, documentation, enhancing worker safety, and collaboration.   Case examples are given.  Emphasis is placed on survivor safety and perpetrator accountability.

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


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