Domestic Violence

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 9 year- old female client with an Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Mood and Somatic complaints.
  2. Discuss the application of behavior modification, family therapy, school consultation and medication and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  3. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 16 year-old male client with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity
  4. Disorder and Adoption and individuation issues.
  5. Discuss the application of family therapy, medication, solution- focused therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  6. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 15-year-old female client with an Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood.
  7. Discuss the application of facilitating family communications and reframing and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  8. Describe the behaviors exhibited by an 11-year-old boy with an Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Underachievement.
  9. Discuss the application of Person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  10. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 15- year-old boy with Depression, and Possible substance-induced mood disorder.
  11. Discuss the application of Adlerian therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  12. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old boy with a Dysthymic Disorder, Underachievement and Sibling rivalry.
  13. Discuss the application of Strategic family therapy and narrative therapy and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  14. Describe the behaviors exhibited by an 11 year-old girl with a Schizoid Personality Disorder, and social withdrawal.
  15. Discuss the application of Person-centered therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  16. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 4 year-old boy with a Widely generalized phobia.
  17. Discuss the application of Adlerian play therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  18. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12-year-old boy with a Dysthymic Disorder, Suicidal ideation and depression.
  19. Discuss the application of the Suicide assessment interview and the treatment outcome in this case.
  20. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 17-year-old boy with a diagnosis of difficulties with Adjustment to death of a parent.
  21. Discuss the application of Solution-focused and person-centered therapies and the treatment outcome in this case.
  22. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old girl with a Conversion Disorder (single episode) and Psychosomatic complaints.
  23. Discuss the application of Strategic family therapy and the treatment outcome on this case.
  24. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 12 year-old boy with a Conduct Disorder and Explosive violence.
  25. Discuss the application of Advocacy and a supportive milieu and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  26. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 7 year-old boy with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Unresolved grief.
  27. Discuss the application of Family drawing, “feeling story” technique, and structured board games and the treatment outcomes in this case.
  28. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 7-year-old girl with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Unresolved grief.
  29. Discuss the application of Art therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  30. Describe the behaviors exhibited by a 5 year-old girl with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Autistic-like symptoms.
  31. Discuss the application of Existential play therapy and the treatment outcome in this case.
  32. Describe the behaviors exhibited by the teenaged girls who presented with Gang vendetta, Adjustment Disorder With Disturbance of Conduct, and Conduct Disorder.
  33. Describe the application of Solution-focused counseling and conflict resolution and the treatment outcomes in this case.

Course Contents

1. The Basics of Domestic Violence

  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Domestic Violence Myths
  • Barriers to Leaving an Abusive Relationship
  • The Impact of Domestic Violence on Victims
  • Strategies Victims Use to Protect Themselves and Their Children
  • Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
  • Behavioral Characteristics of Abusers

2. Patterns of Emotional Abuse

  • Identifying Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Chart of Coercion

3. Substance Abuse and Woman Abuse by Male Partners

  • Perspectives On Substance Abuse and Woman Abuse
  • Substance Abuse and Batterers
  • Substance Abuse and Battered Women
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • References

4. Marital Rape

  • Introduction
  • A Brief Legal History of Marital Rape
  • The Occurrence of Marital Rape
  • The Effects of Marital Rape
  • Intervention with Marital Rape Survivors
  • Conclusions
  • References

5. Domestic Violence in Gay and Lesbian Couples

  • Introduction
  • Terms
  • Stages of Gay Relationship Development
  • Introduction to Gay Male Domestic Violence
  • Characteristics of Domestic Violence in Straight Relationships
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Special Issues in LGBT Domestic Violence

6. Elder Abuse

  • Elder Abuse Is a Serious Problem
  • Major Types of Elder Abuse

7. The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence

  • The Co-occurence of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
  • Children?s Exposure to Domestic Violence
  • Professionals Responding to Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence: In Search of Common Ground

8. Child Protection Practices with Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

  • Guiding Principles and Desired Outcomes
  • Practice Guidelines for Initial Screening
  • Practice Guidelines for Family Assessment
  • Practice Recommendations for Assessing the Alleged Victim
  • Practice Recommendations for Assessing the Children
  • Practice Recommendations for Assessing the Alleged Domestic Violence Perpetrator
  • Additional Factors to Consider During Assessment
  • Safety Planning with Adult and Child Victims
  • Case Decision
  • Case Planning for Cases Involving Domestic Violence
  • Case Closure

9. Children and Domestic Violence: Resources For Professionals

  • Scope of the Problem
  • Resources for Further Information
  • References
  • Endnotes

10. Preventing Domestic Violence: Clinical Guidelines on Routine Screening

  • Overview
  • Rationale
  • Recommended Practice
  • Future Considerations
  • General Screening Policy
  • Specific Health Care Settings
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Suggested Screening Questions
  • References

11. Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Youth Violence: Strategies for Prevention and Early Intervention

  • Overlap and Consequences of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Youth Violence
  • Need for Prevention/Early Intervention of Family and Youth Violence 201
  • Elements of Successful Family and Youth Violence Prevention/ Early Intervention Efforts
  • References

12. Programs for Batterers

  • Overview
  • Four Areas of Concern
  • Philosophies
  • Methods
  • Are Programs For Batterers Effective?
  • Bibliography

13. Domestic Violence: A Workplace Issue

  • What Employers Can Do
  • What Unions Can Do
  • Endnotes

14. Enhancing Caseworker Safety and Support in Child Protection Cases Involving Domestic Violence

15. Building Collaborative Responses for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Appendix

  1. Resource List
  2. Child Abuse Reporting Numbers
  3. Stages of Change
  4. Domestic Violence Assessment: Victim
  5. Domestic Violence: Child
  6. Domestic Violence Assessment: Alleged Perpetrator
  7. Safety Plans
  8. Developing a Memorandum of Understanding