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.

Authors:  Sandra L. Martin, Jennet Arcara, and McLean D. Pollock with contributions from Lonna Davis

Publisher:  National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

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

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to violence during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Learning Objectives:  Describe research findings concerning violence against pregnant and postpartum women.  Identify risk factors for violence.  Describe implications for future practice and research.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

In order to purchase or take this course, you will need to log in. If you do not have an account, you will need to register for a free account.

After you log in, a link will appear here that will allow you to purchase this course.

1: More research has focused on the prevalence of _____________ during pregnancy.
 
 
 
2: Which of the following may be a factor related to the variation in prevalence estimates?
 
 
 
 
3: Pregnant abused women tend to report experiencing ________ violence compared to non-pregnant abused women (Campbell, Oliver, and Bullock, 1993; McFarlane, Parker, and Soeken, 1995).
 
 
4: Pregnant violence survivors often experience multiple violent incidents during pregnancy (Amaro, Fried, Cabral, and Zuckerman, 1990; Martin et al., 2004).
 
 
5: One of the most consistent and strongest predictors of violence during pregnancy is
 
 
 
 
6: Pregnancy is a risk factor for violent victimization.
 
 
7: Which of the following may be a characteristic of those who perpetrate violence against pregnant women?
 
 
 
 
8: ___________ are at increased risk of violence.
 
 
9: Homicide is more likely among pregnant or postpartum women compared to other non-pregnant/non-postpartum women.
 
 
10: Research shows that leaving a violent perpetrator may be very dangerous for women.
 
 
11: A study of at-risk mothers participating in a home-visiting child abuse prevention program found that the occurrence of domestic violence during the first  six months postpartum was associated with significantly higher levels of child neglect, psychological child abuse, and physical child abuse during the children's first __________ of life (McGuigan and Pratt, 2001).
 
 
 
 
12: Research suggests that standardized screenings and asking about violence multiple times throughout the pregnancy leads to ______________ (O'Reilly, Belae, and Gillies, 2010).
 
 
13: Research suggests that pediatricians
 
 
14: The research literature on violence against pregnant and postpartum women has a variety of limitations including all of the following except:
 
 
 
 

In order to purchase or take this course, you will need to log in. If you do not have an account, you will need to register for a free account.

After you log in, a link will appear here that will allow you to purchase this course.

 

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.