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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Child welfare professionals, domestic violence victim advocates, courts, and other community stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the need to work together to address the impact of domestic violence on children. The purpose of this brief, intermediate level continuing education, based on information from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, discusses the overlap between domestic violence and child welfare, the effects of domestic violence on children, and the trend toward a more collaborative, communitywide response to the issue. Strategies and challenges to respond to domestic violence are discussed as well as trauma-informed and integrated approaches to help families.
CE Course Objectives
1. Differentiate between the characteristics of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and family violence.
2. Describe the scope of the problem of childhood exposure to domestic violence in the United States.
3. Outline the emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and long-term problems that impact children who are exposed to domestic violence.
4. Discuss strategies to address domestic violence including trauma-informed, differential, and collaborative approaches.
5. Identify promising practices to support more effective collaboration between domestic violence services and child welfare systems.
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