According to the National Domestic Violence Organization, three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. The risk of being killed by an abuser is greater than 75% when a person leaves a relationship. Social workers are in a unique situation to practice domestic violence advocacy and must always be alert to a woman’s safety when inquiring about possible abuse. Social workers encounter victims of domestic violence or intimate-partner violence (IPV) daily, regardless of where they work. And while statistics show victims of abuse are most often women in heterosexual relationships, victims of IPV are often found in same-sex relationships as well.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide social workers with current information about the identification and management of victims of domestic violence or intimate-partner violence (IPV) and to meet Florida state mandatory continuing-education requirements in domestic violence for clinical social work relicensure. After you study the information provided, you will be able to —
- Recognize physical, emotional and sexual abuse in IPV.
- Define the differences between emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in adults, teens, children and the elderly.
- Identify the importance of direct and indirect questioning in screening all patients for abuse.
- Describe at least two assessment observations that are integral when charting on injuries that may have been sustained through IPV.
- Identify the correct procedure for safely asking potential victims of IPV whether or not they have been abused.
- Understand that domestic violence, or IPV, occurs in relationships from all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities and in same-sex relationships.
Gannett Education, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org
, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Gannett Education maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hour.
Gannett Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Course delivery format: Online
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here
Accommodations for Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
Gannett Education is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Gannett Education will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.
While Gannett Education attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919