Learning Goals

  • Familiarity with definitions of domestic violence, distinctions among types of violence, and issues in establishing prevalence.
  • Clarity about ones own goals and role in responding to those in situations of intimate violence.
  • Increased skill in sensitive interviewing of survivors
  • Ability to recognize threats to safety from intimate violence.
  • Ability to help clients/patients/survivors assess their level of danger and their resources for safety.
  • Ability to safety plan with victims/survivors.
  • Knowledge of legal and community resources for victims/survivors.
  • Knowledge of risks, legal requirements, and resources for children involved in domestic violence situations.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and resources for men and women who use violent behavior.