Understanding Domestic Violence

This online course is designed to increase understanding of the ways in which domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) impact our world, our communities and our individual personal lives. The intention behind the material is to help prepare you to respond to DV and SA on a professional level, but also in a situation in which you are faced with these situations in your day-to-day life. You will enhance your awareness of:

  • historical trauma
  • the impact of violence on children
  • how to deliver trauma-informed services
  • intervene in crisis situations
  • how to help someone who may be suicidal

You will also explore themes of vicarious trauma and self-care and resources to support your greater understanding of domestic and sexual violence.

This course was created with a wide spectrum of intended participants ranging from:

  • medical
  • law enforcement
  • advocacy and social work
  • legal professionals
  • students
  • any agency that is aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in serving survivors of DV and/or SA

Access to a computer and the internet is required.

This is a noncredit training which earns 20 continuing education contact hours.