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Issues in Domestic Violence: The Effects

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Domestic violence is an important mental health issue that affects the entire family. There are a number of long-term effects of domestic violence, including chronic anxiety and depression, inconsistent parenting and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Children that witness domestic violence are also at risk not only for mental health concerns, but also for carrying the violence forward to the next generation. This course covers the effects of domestic violence – on the victim and any children involved.

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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define domestic violence and the term “intimate partner”
  • Discuss common patterns of abusive behavior
  • Describe the effects of domestic violence on children

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Common Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Effects on Victims
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders, Gambling, and Eating Disorders
  • Domestic Violence and Children Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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