Domestic Abuse in Later Life - Part 2

$25.00 | CE Hours:5.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

This CE course presents five compelling stories of abuse in later life conveyed by the survivors themselves, amplified by interviews with the professionals who worked with them. Additional segments address emergency housing, support groups, and effective advocacy and three critical issues for older victims of abuse. 

This CE course is based solely on the pdf guide provided. However, participants may benefit further from ordering and watching the DVD's that are available from the Office of Victims. Order via this link:

Author:  Raymond, J., Brandl, B., Vannden Bosch, J., and Abramson, B.  (2010, August).  In Their Own Words: Domestic Abuse in Later Life.  U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

References / Contributions by:

Jane A. Raymond, M.S., Advocacy and Protection Systems Developer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison.

Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W., Director, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Madison.

Jim Vanden Bosch, Director, Terra Nova Films, Inc., Chicago Illinois.

Betsy J. Abramson, J.D., Elder Law Attorney and Consultant, Madison, Wisconsin.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Provide three recommended remedies for working with victims who are reluctant to participate in the criminal justice process.

2.  Explain what health care workers should be cognizant of when an abused patient is hospitalized.

3.  Describe important aspects when interviewing a possible abuser.

4.  Differentiate between psychological and emotional abuse.

5.  Identify why many professionals do not recognize adult abusers.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Professionals and Volunteers in the Aging Services Network

a.  I Can't Believe I'm Free - Discussion Questions

b.  I'm Having To Suffer for What He Did - Discussion Questions

c.  The Ties That Bind - Discussion Questions

2.  Criminal Justice Professionals

a.  I Can't Believe I'm Free - Discussion Questions

b.  I'm Having To Suffer for What He Did - Discussion Questions

c.  When He Shot Me - Discussion Questions

3.  Health Care Professionals

a.  I Can't Believe I'm Free - Discussion Questions

b.  I Can Hold My Head High - Discussion Questions

c.  I'm Having To Suffer for What He Did - Discussion Questions

d.  When He Shot Me - Discussion Questions

4.  Topical Segments and Montage

a.  Emergency Housing for Older Victims - Discussion Questions

b.  Support Groups for Older Women - Discussion Questions

c.  Effective Advocacy for Older Victims - Discussion Questions

d.  I'm Not Alone Anymore - Montage Description

5.  Interactive Workshop: The Best I Know How To Do



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, 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. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

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Added On: 2019-10-23

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