DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ONLINE CLASS – OUTLINE

I. WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

A. MYTHS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

B. SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER

C. THE COSTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

II. TYPES OF ABUSE

A. PHYSICAL

B. PSYCOLOGICAL

C. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BATTERER

D. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VICTIM

F. THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

G. “RED FLAGS” OF A BATTERING PERSONALITY

H. WHY VICTIMS STAY

III. HELPING AND REFERRING VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS

A. HOW TO CONDUCT A DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW

B. SCREENING QUESTIONS FOR VICTIMS

C. SCREENING QUESTIONS FOR PERPETRATORS

D. HELP FOR BATTERERS

E. SAFETY TIPS FOR VICTIMS WHO LEAVE THEIR ABUSER

F. LEGAL PROTECTION FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

IV. ELDER AND CHILD ABUSE

V. FLORIDA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS