One in four women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in her lifetime, and such victims often present with a host of related mental and physical health concerns. This course describes the current definition of IPV, which includes violence between same-sex partners. Because research indicates violent behavior tends to escalate over time, providers will learn to identify the warning signs of IPV. Practitioners will also learn evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies including specialized health and legal resources for individuals in abusive relationships. Finally, as relationship abuse may be culture-bound, techniques for improving cultural competence while working with victims of IPV are emphasized throughout the course.
This online course is approved for APA CE credit, NBCC CE clock hours, ASWB Clinical CE clock hours, and NYSED CE credit.
After completing this course, health professionals will be able to:
- Recognize the 4 behaviors that commonly comprise intimate partner violence (IPV) along with 3 mental health conditions and at least 3 physical health issues that often co-occur with it.
- Utilize a brief screening measure to assess for IPV and clinically recognize at least 6 risk factors for the development and maintenance of IPV.
- Incorporate elements from 5 theory- and evidence-based interventions into clinical work in the IPV arena.
- Provide victims of partner violence with at least 10 outlets for specialized health and legal resources.