Spouse / Partner Abuse > Chapter 1 - Introduction

Spouse Partner Abuse

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
7 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $35


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CE Course Description

This course addresses how to properly and effectively assess for spouse/partner abuse, consider the cultural factors involved, and teaches the healthcare provider how to detect such abuse. The dynamics of same-gender partner abuse are also considered. Finally, intervention strategies for this abuse are provided along with a listing of community resources. 

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

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CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Explain the current scope and pervasiveness of spousal/partner abuse.
  • Effectively assess for spousal/partner abuse.
  • Apply cultural factors, including those involving same gender partners, in the assessment and treatment of spousal/partner abuse.
  • Explain and intervene in the cycle of violence.
  • Partner with victims to create and review a safety plan.
  • Apply appropriate therapeutic interventions for victims of spousal/partner abuse.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Chapter 2: Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
    • Executive Summary
    • Implications of Prevention
    • Prevalence and Frequency of Individual Forms of Intimate Partner Violence
    • Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence by Sociodemographic Characteristics
    • Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
    • Accumulation of Intimate Partner Violence Behaviors Experienced by Individual Perpetrators
    • Services and Disclosure Related to Intimate Partner Violence Victimization
    • Physical and Mental Health Conditions by Victimization History
    • Discussion

  • Chapter 3: Assessment of Abuse
    • Types of Abuse
    • Characteristics of an Abusive Relationship
    • Effects on Partners

  • Course Conclusion —Survivor’s Story

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Created January 2020

Spouse / Partner Abuse > Chapter 1 - Introduction
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