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Helping professionals are likely to encounter clients who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) and children who have been exposed to family violence. This intermediate-level course discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child witnesses, the complex issues and negative sequelae that accompany exposure to IPV, and their impact on the mental health needs of children. Participants will learn about identifying exposure to IPV and reporting cases to child protective services. Cultural issues regarding IPV such as language barriers, immigration concerns, and attitudes toward women are covered. Effects of IPV exposure are described, including the roles of neurobiology, attachment, and resilience, and participants will learn about the impact of IPV on different age groups.
The course discusses internalizing and externalizing behaviors of children exposed to IPV, and trauma symptoms are explored in terms of attachment, biological processes, cognition, affect regulation, dissociation, behavioral control, and self-concept. The author reviews treatment protocols and then describes therapeutic modalities, including trauma-focused play therapy and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment. The importance of working with the caregiver or parent is highlighted. Clinicians will also learn about countertransferential reactions, vicarious traumatization, and clinician self-care. The course is designed for behavioral health professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses working with children and families in various settings.
Participants will receive 4(Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.
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Graham-Bermann, S. A., Castor, L. E., Miller, L. E., & Howell, K. H. (2012). The impact of intimate partner violence and additional traumatic events on trauma symptoms and PTSD in preschool-aged children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 393–400. doi:10.1002/jts.21724
Lamers-Winkelman, F., Willemen, A. M., & Visser, M. (2012). Adverse childhood experiences of referred children exposed to intimate partner violence: Consequences for their wellbeing. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(2012), 166–179. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.07.006
MacMillan, H. L., & Wathen, C. N. (2014). Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. In S. J. Cozza, J. A. Cohen, & J. G. Dougherty (Eds.), Disaster and trauma (pp. 295–308). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
Miller, L. E., Howell, K. H., Hunter, E. C., & Graham-Bermann, S. A. (2012). Enhancing safety-planning through evidence-based interventions with preschoolers exposed to intimate partner violence. Child Care in Practice, 18(1), 67–82. doi:10.1080/13575279.2011.621885
Tsavoussis, A., Stawicki, S. P. A., Stoicea, N., & Papadimos, T. J. (2014, October 10). Child-witnessed domestic violence and its adverse effects on brain development: A call for societal self-examination and awareness. Frontiers in Public Health. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2014.00178
|Price:|| $29.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
This basic-level course provides an overview of the impact of parental alcohol problems on families and children. The course also discusses identification, assessment, and treatment issues when working with children of various ages and their families, ranging from those affected by prenatal maternal alcohol use to older children, adolescents, and adults.
Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.
|Price:|| $29.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
Abuse that occurs between two individuals in a current or former dating, romantic and/or sexual relationship has been termed “intimate partner violence.” There are other terms also commonly used to describe this type of violence, including: domestic violence, spouse abuse, marital violence, dating violence, couple violence, and courtship violence. Intimate partner violence includes physical violence, rape and sexual assaults, as well as economic, emotional, and psychological abuse including coercion, intimidation, stalking, and use of technology to perpetrate abuse. Intimate partner violence occurs all over the world and is present in all social, economic, ethnic, racial, religious, and age groups. Intimate partner violence has serious consequences for the victims including death and injury, commitment of violent acts of self-defense, legal problems, and compromised mental health, economic status, and social isolation. The high prevalence rates of intimate partner violence in the US have led to various policies and expert recommendations designed to better detect and intervene with intimate partner violence. Human service, mental health, and healthcare professionals will likely, knowingly or unknowingly, work with victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence and are in unique positions to offer assistance.
This basic-level course presents clear descriptions of this multi-faceted problem and sensitizes the learner to the impact of intimate partner violence on the individual and community. The course describes in detail the different forms of intimate partner violence. Risk factors for perpetration and victimization and consequences are presented. The course discusses clinical considerations, assessment protocols, intervention strategies, and prevention techniques that human service, mental health, and health care professionals can apply in their daily work routines. The course also discusses confidentiality, reporting requirements, and documentation.
Social Workers will receive (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.
New Jersey Social Workers - This course has been pre-approved by the Assoc. of Social Work Boards (NJ CE course approval program provider #52).