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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Although rates of violence have substantially decreased in the United States across all types of violence, rates of violence and the numbers of children and youth affected by it remain high compared with other countries. In this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from Child Trends, risk and protective factors are discussed, as well as intervention and prevention strategies. Additionally, a review of research and evaluation studies is presented, along with a summary of promising and proven programs, policies, and practices that can contribute to reducing high levels of violence in the United States.
CE Course Description
1. Differentiate between violence risk and protective factors and discuss how they may contribute to the experiencing of violence, either as a victim, as a perpetrator, or both.
2. Identify programs, policies, and practices that can contribute to reducing high levels of violence in the United States.
3. Examine ways in which social and cultural factors may contribute to ongoing high levels of violence.
4. Summarize violence trends in the United States as well as individual factors related to violence.
5. Discuss specific factors related to sexual violence, teen dating violence, and intimate partner violence.
6. Consider how parental relationships and practices along with overall health of parents can positively or negatively impact violence.
7. Review the characteristics of universal, selective, and indicated preventive interventions.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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