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, MA, LMFT has over 30 years of experience as an administrator, writer, psychotherapist, frontline worker, trainer and consultant. She has published five books, two of which were best-selling, "When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide for Healing and Recovery" and "Working With Traumatized Children: A Handbook For Healing." Kathryn has trained social workers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, and her expert interviews have been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Parents' Magazine, The Washington Post and others. Kathryn currently works on the Innovations Team with Children's Home Society of Florida.
Rene Ledford, LCSW has over 20 years of experience in social services. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Institute of Technology and a master's in clinical social work from Florida State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a board-certified behavior analyst. Ms. Ledford's experience includes that of a mental health practitioner, clinical supervisor and administrator. Recognized as a community leader, her accomplishments include being recognized as both Student Social Worker and Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. Currently with the Children's Home Society Learning Institute, she supervises staff training for Florida's largest not-for-profit child welfare agency.
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