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Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Indicators, and Theories

Author: Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW
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Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), also sometimes called domestic violence or spousal abuse, occurs in various forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, economic, and sexual abuse.  Survivors of IPV can experience immediate and long-term health, social, psychological, and economic consequences.  The complexity of an IPV experience can affect a person across multiple domains, including individual, interpersonal, familial, community, and societal.  Because of its broad scope, clinicians should be aware of the many facets of IPV.  Chances are that practitioners will work with individuals who have past or current experiences with IPV either as perpetrators or survivors.  This intermediate-level course is the 1st in a series of 5 courses on this topic.  It is designed for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and counselors with the purpose of teaching them the prevalence of IPV, its indicators, and theories about how IPV occurs and why it is perpetuated.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the different types of intimate partner violence.
  • Identify indicators of intimate partner violence for each type.
  • Explain theories of intimate partner violence.
  • Describe different types of intimate partner violence prevention strategies.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Myths About IPV and the Truth
  • Types, Terminology, and Definitions
  • U.S. Prevalence Estimates
  • Cultural Aspects of IPV
  • Effects of IPV Around the Globe
  • Indicators of IPV
  • Consequences of IPV
  • Theoretical Models of IPV
  • Prevention
  • Provider Self-care
  • Summary, provider #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB ACE Approval Period: 07/08/21-07/08/24.

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