About the Course
This course consists of:
- List the defining features of domestic violence.
- Discuss and provide examples of the multiple forms of abuse that accompany domestic violence.
- List and describe the points on the Power and Control Wheel and explain its relationship to domestic violence.
- Explain some of the reasons why it is difficult to accurately estimate the rate of domestic violence.
- List some of the findings of the National Crime Victimization Survey conducted in 2005.
- List possible clues of domestic violence, including behavioral and physical signs.
- List some characteristics or behaviors that are associated with batterers.
- Discuss special issues addressed by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people who perpetrate or experience domestic violence; list some ways that domestic violence is the same for heterosexual couples, and how is it different.
- List three models of domestic abuse dynamics and briefly describe their main points.
- Explain how domestic violence affects children.
- List common characteristics of domestic violence and alcohol abuse; explain how the two reinforce one another.
- Name some of the main obstacles to leaving that victims experience.
- Explain the purpose and necessity of a safety plan and list some of its essential elements.
About the Author
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in for-profit and non-profit social services for over thirty-five years. Author of six books that include two best sellers, and the first book in the U.S. for parents of molested children, Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner, and front-line worker, and has been interviewed in national periodicals such as USA Today, Parents' Magazine, Children's Voice, as well as The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Florida Times-Union. Ms. Brohl has written and implemented several start-up programs during her career, that include a large child welfare system, intensive outpatient, and mental health programs, to name a few.