Domestic Violence *Revised

Domestic Violence - WS3

*Revised Course*

5 Hours

This course will present an overview of the issues likely to affect survivors of domestic violence seeking treatment for substance abuse.

In order for holistic care to be achieved, the treatment provider must understand the profound effect of domestic violence on a survivor. Additional victims of domestic violence are the children in these families and this course will cover the emotional and behavioral effects of violence on children. And finally an overview of the batterers themselves will be presented, along with the reasons why substance abuse counselors should address the domestic violence of clients who batter their partners.

  1. Identify goals in treatment and the needs to be addressed for the victim of domestic violence.
  2. Understand the importance of linkage to domestic violence referral and intervention services.
  3. Become familiar with the issues that children of survivors face.
  4. Become aware of the batterers profile as well as the importance of addressing this issue in the context of substance abuse treatment.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 5 Hours Total
Professional Readiness

Required Material: Domestic Violence Selected Readings (included with course).