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Course Description

Domestic violence, sometimes called domestic abuse, is reaching epidemic proportions and affects men, women and children of all races and social and economic levels. In order to stem the tide of domestic abuse we have to not only stop the abuse and protect the victims, we also have to understand what triggers the abuse so that the next generation of families can learn to live abuse-free.
 
Course topics will include:
 
  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Who are the Victims?
  • Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence
  • Why Victims Stay with Abusers
  • How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Legal Issues such as: PFA's and PRO's
  • What the police and courts can and can't do
  • Handling divorce and custody issues
  • How to Keep Safe such as: Safety Measures for yourself and your children
  • Escape plans in case you need to flee
  • Understanding who to turn to in an emergency
  • The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse
  • Moving On: Relationships After Abuse
  • The fall-out for families
  • Steps to take for success
  • Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors
  • Stopping the Cycle of Abuse
  • Stopping Abuse Forever 
 

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define domestic violence.
  • Recognize signs of domestic violence.
  • Describe the reasons why victims stay with abusers.
  • Describe ways you can help victims of domestic abuse.
  • Know the legal issues involved with domestic violence.
  • Describe methods for keeping safe from domestic abuse.
  • Describe the after-effects of domestic abuse.
  • Know methods for helping domestic abuse survivors with life after abuse.
  • Describe methods for stopping the cycle of abuse, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1. What is Domestic Violence?

Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Verbal Abuse. Who are the Victims? 142 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Domestic Violence Definition; Domestic Violence Facts
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam: What is Domestic Violence?

Lesson 2. Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence

Physical Clues Emotional and Social Clues 152 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Signs of Domestic Violence; Warning Signs of Abusers
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam: Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence

Lesson 3. Why Victims Stay with Abusers

Lack of self-esteem Fear of change Fear of reprisal No support network 152 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Staying in the Relationship; Why Women Stay; Men Hurt Too
  • Take Poll: Why do victims stay?
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam: Why Victims Stay with Abusers

Lesson 4. How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Emotional Support Resources Intervention 142 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Resource List; Help for Abused and Battered Women
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam: How You Can Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

Lesson 5. Legal Issues

PFA's (Protection From Abuse) and PRO's (Permanent Restraining Order). What the police and courts can and cannot do. Handling divorce and custody issues. 162 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Protection Orders; Restraining and Protective Orders
  • Take Poll: Protection Orders
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam: Legal Issues

Lesson 6. Keeping Safe

Safety measures for yourself and your children. Escape plans in case you need to flee. Understanding who to turn to in an emergency. 143 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: The National Domestic Violence Hotline; resources to consider; Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam: Keeping Safe

Lesson 7. The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse

The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse. 152 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: domesticviolencelongtermeffects.pdf
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam: The After-Effects of Domestic Abuse

Lesson 8. Moving On, Relationships After Abuse

Relationships After Abuse. The fall-out for families. Steps to take for success. 152 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Survivor Stories
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam: Moving On: Relationships After Abuse

Lesson 9. Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors

Counseling for the Abused. Counseling for the Abuser. 142 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Healing Club; The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam: Helping Domestic Abuse Survivors

Lesson 10. Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Recognizing the early signs of potential abuse. Getting over the "MYOB" mentality. Couples counseling. Learning how to communicate. Dealing with stress and frustration. 142 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Abusers' Counseling; Stop Family Violence
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam: Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Lesson 11. Stopping Abuse Forever

Educating the Next Generation. Premarital Counseling. Changing Society's Views. 204 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Love is Not Abuse
  • Take Poll: Stopping Abuse
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam: Stopping Abuse Forever
  • Complete: The Final Exam
1685
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Domestic Violence 101
Course Number: 7550247
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $85.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $110.00

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