Domestic violence has increasingly become a common safety concern for children and families entering the child welfare system.  It can also be a more difficult and uncomfortable issue for social workers to address.  This course focuses on the dynamics of family violence, the cycle of violence and the effect of violence on children.

After attending this training, successful participants will be able to:

  • Identify the steps that should be taken to address domestic violence and break the cycle of violence
  • Recognize characteristics and behaviors that suggest violence
  • Develop a case plan to address a family’s domestic violence issues while keeping the children safe
  • Use strategies for worker safety when working with potentially violent individuals

This course meets the Phase II Core Training requirement.

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