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.

Author:  Sherry Hamby with contributions from Andrea Bible

Publisher:  Applied Research Forum National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Find the article at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/AR_BWProtStrat.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by identifying key issues related to battered women’s protective strategies.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the various efforts women use to protect themselves and their children from domestic violence.  Give examples of invisible strategies.  Compare conservative, venture, and balanced strategies.

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1: Limited shelter stays would be an example of __________.
 
 
 
 
2: A belief that divorce is wrong would be an example of _____________.
 
 
 
 
3: Choosing not to disclose abuse can be interpreted as
 
 
 
 
4: Which of the following is not an example of an immediate situational strategy?
 
 
 
 
5: In one survey, Kaufman Kantor and Straus (1990) found that women who sustained severe violence were __________ more likely to call the police than women who sustained minor violence.
 
 
 
 
6: Using data from Houston, Texas, Bui (2003) estimates that Vietnamese immigrants are ________ less likely to call the police than other ethnic groups in Houston.
 
 
 
 
7: A national survey on shelter services found that, in a single day, there were more than __________ unmet requests for shelter or transitional housing (National Network to End Domestic Violence, 2008).
 
 
 
 
8: According to existing data, which services are provided more than 10 times as often as shelter services (North Carolina Council for Women, 2007)?
 
 
 
9: Research demonstrates that lower income women are ______ likely to use shelters  than women with higher income (Cattaneo and DeLoveh, 2008).
 
 
10: Hage (2006) found that faith in God was important to the coping of _________ of the battered women in her sample.
 
 
 
 
11: Terminating an abusive relationship may result in
 
 
 
 
12: Which of the following is an example of an invisible strategy?
 
 
 
 
13: Hamby and Gray-Little (1997) found in their community sample that the average number of protective strategies _________ as the level of violence progressed from minor to more severe.
 
 
14: Seeking counseling is an example of
 
 
 
15: Confronting the perpetrator is an example of
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.