Wyoming Domestic Violence


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.

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