This program offers the mandatory training on domestic violence required for Parenting Coordinators. This domestic violence training will also benefit any family practitioner including attorneys, social workers, counselors, and therapists.
Participants will review the statutory framework, which guides parenting coordination, a review of the dynamics of domestic violence and its effects on both children and adult victims. Learn more about coordinating with victims and abusers and how to screen for domestic violence using related risk assessment tools and will learn more about what judges see and/or look for in these cases. Coordinators will understand how to implement safety precautions and how to disclose domestic violence to the case judge. Throughout the program, appropriate resources will be provided to all participants.
After attending the course, participants will be able to identify tactics commonly used by abusive partners, including non-physical tactics, will be better equipped to screen for domestic violence, will recognize signs of trauma, will learn safety planning strategies when domestic violence is present and will know about resources and referrals for both victims and perpetrators. Specific learning objectives include:
- Discuss dynamics of domestic violence
- Describe the effects of trauma on children and families, related to domestic violence
- List screening and risk assessment tools when determining instances of domestic violence
- Describe safety considerations for families and victims of domestic violence
- Implement safety precautions and discuss how to disclose domestic violence information to the case judge
This program is co-sponsored by PBI and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is an approved provider for Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This event qualifies for 5 domestic violence CE credits.
Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors can receive continuing education credits from continuing education providers approved by the American Psychological Association. Since the Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirement by attending PPA continuing education programs. For further information please visit the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors website: www.dos.state.pa.us/social.
Members of the PPA, please contact the organization for a special discount code, to give you 15% off your registration.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Materials are not available for separate purchase.
Recorded in May 2022.