About Course #B4239
Release Date: November 30, 2016
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs all over the world and is noteworthy for being present in all social, economic, ethnic, racial, religious, age, and ability groups. Culture is critical to addressing the needs of persons affected by IPV. Culture informs how people think and behave and how people view themselves, others, their relationships, and their roles in relationships, and their actual or perceived options.
This basic-level course is intended to help Florida mental health professionals better understand the influence of cultural factors on IPV and, in turn, help them to be prepared for culturally responsive work with clients affected by IPV. At times, the focus on culture targets negative attributes that contribute to the occurrence of IPV; however, this course will describe cultural factors as they relate to strengths and barriers in the cycle of IPV. The course begins with an overview of IPV consequences, IPV assessment, and the cycle of abuse. The course provides information on the impact of cultural stereotypes, practices that improve cultural responsiveness, and practices at the mezzo and macro levels of community engagement.
Florida Mental Health Professionals - Fulfills domestic violence requirement.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 (cultural) social work CE clock hours. Accreditations
Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval
- Define intimate partner violence.
- Describe myths and facts about intimate partner violence.
- Identify the impact of cultural stereotypes on service delivery and practice.
- Recognize how cultural factors influence IPV victims' decision making and help seeking.
- Explain practice considerations for engaging and assisting survivors of intimate partner violence within a cultural context.
About the Author(s)
Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, PhD, MSW, is a professor of social work and director of the doctoral program at Howard University School of Social Work. Dr. Bent-Goodley also serves as the director of the Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program and chair/director of the University's Women's Leadership Initiative. Dr. Bent-Goodley's research has focused on areas such as violence against women and girls, HIV prevention, and healthy relationship education. She has developed community and faith-based interventions in domestic violence and relationship education, with a focus on strengthening the Black family.
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