• Children, Families and the Law

    The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law (CECFL) recognizes the life-changing decisions that are made when children and families come before Courts.

Course in Intimate Partner Violence

Instructors:  Robin Deutsch, PhD and Leslie Drozd, PhD

This blended learning course will expose participants to emerging research in interpersonal violence and best practices using available guidelines and standards for evaluation of IPV. The course is a blended learning format and spans 4 weeks of online coursework for 13 hours and 15 hours of on-site instruction over a weekend-in-residence. It provides 28 Continuing Education Credits. This course in Intimate Partner Violence is designed for professionals engaged in providing services to children, adults and families and the courts who seek to provide or understand best practices of investigation, evaluation, and testimony in matters where domestic violence is alleged. Mental health practitioners, mediators, attorneys and other professionals with graduate degrees and a license or certification will have the opportunity to expand their practice and skills in this emerging area. 

Participants in this in this course will: 

  • Students will be able to identify definitions of interpersonal  violence 
  • Identify the impact of intimate partner violence on children and alleged victim and perpetrator
  • Demonstrate the components of an evaluation of IPV
  • Identify problems and strategies for assessing risk
  • Recognize different outcomes for different types of violence
  • Identify risks for different categories or types of violence
  • Apply a systematic approach to providing a sound evidence-based report and opinion
  • Identify conflicting priorities for families where IPV is present
  • Examine interventions for families when IPV is present
  • Identify ethical issues inherent in evaluations and testimony

Online course: October 22-November 8, 2018
Weekend in Residence: November 30-December 1, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
28 CE credits