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Issues in Domestic Violence: Legal and Ethical Issues

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course will provide an overview of risks, a discussion of why survivors are reluctant to disclose abuse, the legal resources available to clients and ethical obligations. It will also contain an appendix with helpful information, including a summary of state laws on mandatory arrest and a sample safety plan.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Scope of the Problem
  • Reporting Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mandatory and Dual Arrest Policies
  • Advocacy
  • Navigating the Systems
  • Ethical Considerations: Confidentiality
  • Domestic Violence Safety Plan

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the incidence of intimate partner violence.
  • Describe the common warning signs of intimate partner homicide.
  • Explain a domestic violence safety plan.


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