Spousal Abuse Assessment and Reporting - Pre Licensure Course (15 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Course Delivery: Textbook, Online Self-Paced
Part (A) Course Description:
This portion of the course brings together the scholarly research and professional experience of numerous disciplines on violence in the home. The authors draw on the empirical findings from many different perspectives, including medicine and public health, law enforcement, law, social work, psychology, counseling, public policy, human development, religious studies, sociology, and veterinary science. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of family violence and the challenges of the practitioner.
- Violence in the Home: An Introduction
- Theoretical Perspectives
- Child Maltreatment
- Intimate Partner Abuse
- Hidden Violence in the Home: Siblings, Parents, Animals
- Elder Abuse
- Pseudo Families: Caregiver/Institutional Maltreatment
- Intervening in Violent Homes
- Preventing Violence in the Home
- Evaluate the social and historical context of child abuse, the different forms of maltreatment, and the consequences of child abuse and neglect
- Evaluate the social and historical context of intimate partner abuse, the nature of the abuse, and the consequences of abuse in intimate partner relationships
- Gain knowledge about the magnitude of the problem associated with sibling abuse, parental abuse, and animal abuse
- Evaluate the social and historical context of elder abuse, characteristics that make the elderly uniquely vulnerable, risk factors, and the different forms of abuse
- Evaluate the historical context for out-of-home care, the process of institutionalization, the nature of caregiver and institutional abuse, and steps for combating maltreatment
- Gain knowledge of state interventions, and services for victims and offenders
- Evaluate options for preventing violence in the home, the role of the community in prevention, and the role of technology
Part (B) Course Description:
This portion of the course is a comprehensive and compassionate examination of domestic violence, including historical, psychological, social, familial, and legal issues. This course is well-organized and researched, and offers current information on prevention and recovery, along with practical steps for escaping a violent domestic situation.
- What is Domestic Violence?
- The History of Domestic Violence
- The Psychology of Domestic Violence
- Social Aspects of Domestic Violence
- Children, Adolescents, and Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence and the Law
- What Works to Reduce and Prevent Domestic Violence
- Practical Information for Women Who Are Abused and Those Who Want to Help Them
- Evaluate the research into the psychological reasons for domestic violence
- Gain knowledge regarding preventive measures through early intervention
- Assess the first steps on how to get out of domestic violence
- Evaluate emotional and economic recovery for survivors of domestic violence
- Evaluate how the law can help, including information on restraining orders and injunctions
- Gain knowledge about resources, organizations, and special services for survivors
Upon registration, two course textbooks (Violence in the Home, Kurst-Swanger, K.; The Domestic Violence Sourcebook, Bradley Berry, D)will be shipped to you. The cost of shipping within the U.S. is included in the course fee. For shipping outside the U.S., please call for costs. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.