About CourseRelease Date: October 21, 2016
Expiration Date: October 21, 2021
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 human services and healthcare 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.
This course describes common myths and facts about IPV that apply to all cultures and those myths and facts that relate to specific cultures, and provides information on the impact of cultural stereotypes on services delivery and barriers to help seeking. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate how culture connects with intimate partner violence and how practitioners can better respond to the needs of diverse populations and help practitioners grow in their ability to consider cultural context when engaging and working with diverse communities experiencing IPV.
Social Workers completing this course receive 3 cultural competency continuing education credits.
Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course.
- 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. Dr. Bent-Goodley received her PhD in social policy, planning, and analysis from Columbia University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
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