Domestic Violence

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the scope of domestic violence in the society and identify groups that are more susceptible to abuse by their partners.
  2. Separate facts from myths regarding domestic violence.
  3. Describe 17 typical behavioral characteristics of abusers, such as jealousy, control, rough sex and violence.
  4. Provide a definition of domestic violence.
  5. Identify various physical, psychological, legal, financial and social outcomes of domestic violence.
  6. List 7 domestic violence intervention steps.
  7. Respond in a positive, helpful manner to a victim of domestic violence whether or not she denies or discloses abuse.
  8. Prepare and provide a safety planning checklist to a victim of domestic violence.

Evaluation of Individual Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of the course material, we ask that you evaluate your achievement of each learning objective on a scale of A to D (A=excellent, B=good, C=fair, D=unsatisfactory). Please indicate your responses next to each learning objective and return it to us with your completed exam.

Course Contents

Scope of a Hidden Problem

Myths and Facts

Behavioral Characteristics of Abusers

Guidelines for Domestic Violence Screening

  • Defining Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Risk Assessment as a Standard of Care
  • Introducing a Discussion of Domestic Violence
  • Referrals

What To Do

  • What To Do If a Suspected Victim Denies Abuse
  • What To Do If a Patient Discloses Abuse
  • Safety Planning Checklist For Victims of Domestic Violence