Family Violence: Treatment of Perpetrators and Victims

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

CE Course Description

This course was developed using an excellent paper written by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Canada and Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment in Miami, Florida. Dr. Meichenbaum covers topics such as risk factors, danger signs, assessment, treatment options for both victims and perpetrators, an overview of batterer programs - do they work?, how to improve treatment of batterers, couples treatment and prevention programs.

Article Author:  Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe research findings pertaining to marital distress, partner abuse, marital violence, and child maltreatment.

2.  Identify risk factors for intimate partner violence including danger signs of violence potential.

3.  Evaluate various techniques for assessing partner and family violence, including its impact on children.

4.  Discuss treatment options to combat family violence, including treatment protocols for working with batterers, victims, and children.

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