Since domestic violence occurs in approximately one out of three intimate relationships, both heterosexual and homosexual, chances are great that any healthcare provider will encounter both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence on a routine basis. Providers must realize that ignoring domestic violence is essentially an act of collusion with the perpetrator. The price of not intervening may be preventable death, serious injury or persistent mental and physical problems. The role of healthcare professionals is to be fully informed, clear in understanding the destructive nature of domestic violence and available over time to facilitate change. This course meets the mandate of the Florida legislature requiring training on domestic violence, and follows the curriculum guidelines of the Florida State Board of Nursing for issuance of 1 contact hour needed for license renewal. Experienced educators weed through the myths about domestic violence, offering real solutions for positive interventions. Join us for an informative and serious discussion of this problem as you satisfy your relicensure requirement.
Some of the Objectives Include:
1. Identify three “red flags” of a battering personality.
2. List three reasons that victims may stay in an abusive relationship.
3. Describe screening procedures used to identify and assist both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
4. List three community resources available to assist the victim, the perpetrator and the family.
Who Should Attend:
All persons required by Florida statute to take a Domestic Violence course
The course fee is $20 for 2 contact hours