Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Domestic Violence

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description 

Domestic violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence, is a serious problem that has lasting and harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. It is often considered an invisible crime because it frequently encompasses shame and secrecy. The dynamics of this type of violence are often intertwined within common and cyclical patterns of behavior, and it is critical that those involved are identified and treated. Furthermore, in addition to the impact that is felt by the partners in the relationship, children who have been exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers to experience a wide range of difficulties. Prevention and intervention efforts are necessary to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence by promoting healthy, respectful, nonviolent relationships. This course will educate professionals on domestic violence prevention and areas to assess in order to identify and treat those who have experienced intimate partner violence. 

Author: Kimberly H. Fortin, LCSW-R

References / Contributions by:

  1. Butters, R.P., Droubay, B.A., Seawright, J.L. et al. Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrator Treatment: Tailoring Interventions to Individual Needs. Clinical Social Work Journal 49, 391–404 (2021).
  2. NCADV - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2022). Dynamics of Abuse. Retrieved November 2022
  3. National Domestic Violence Hotline (2022). Types of Abuse. Retrieved November 2022.
  4. Straus, M. A., & Douglas, E. M. (2004). A short form of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales, and typologies for severity and mutuality. Violence and victims, 19(5), 507-520.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Examine the prevalence, signs, characteristics, vulnerable populations, and consequences of intimate partner violence.
  2. Explore domestic violence prevention strategies and best practices in treating the victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence both as individuals and in couples therapy. 
  3. Identify how witnessing domestic violence impacts children and what interventions can help children feel safe.

CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Introduction
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Statistics
  4. Signs of Abuse
  5. Dynamics of Abuse
  6. Types of Intimate Partner Violence
  7. Impacts on Victims 
  8. Types of Intimate Partner Violence 
  9. Why Do Victims Stay? 
  10. Domestic Violence & COVID-19 
  11. Mandatory Reporting
  12. Evidence-Based Treatment for Couples
  13. Evidence-Based Treatment for Perpetrators
  14. Evidence-Based Treatment for Victims & Survivors
  15. Domestic Violence & Children
  16. Interventions for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence and Abuse
  17. Best Practices Considerations
  18. Conclusion
  19. References
  20. Appendix A: Power & Control Wheel
  21. Appendix B: Equality Wheel 
  22. Appendix C: CTS2S: Revised Conflict Tactics Scale, Short 
  23. Appendix D: Safety Plan

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
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 01/01/2023

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