Instructor: Noreen Esposito
Length: 6 hours
This workshop focuses on early identification, assessment, appropriate interventions and referrals for intimate partner violence (IPV) in diverse populations and settings. Content includes issues related to physical, sexual and psychological abuse. Participants will explore theories about violence, common myths, challenges faced by providers and culturally competent strategies for asking, assessing and advocating. At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of victims of violence and abuse including those specific to age, gender, mental status, socio-economic and legal status.
- Discuss the characteristics of perpetrators of violence as it relates to prevention, screening, identification, and intervention/referral for the victim and the perpetrator.
- Discuss the dynamics of abusive situations and the social origins of abuse Identify barriers to leaving abusive situations for diverse groups.
- Develop strategies for asking, assessing and advocating for survivors of intimate partner violence.