The Impacts of Intimate Partner Abuse on victims, parenting, and children who are witnesses.
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This workshop teaches the dynamics of intimate partner abuse; as well as the impact it has on victims, parenting, and children who witness the abuse. This comprehensive intimate partner abuse workshop will provide you with psycho-education to understand the dyanmics and nuances within abusive relationships, along with how to appropriately provide intervention to the victims. First the trainer will provide an in-depth understanding of the multiple types of tactics and behaviors perpetrators use to gain power and control over the victim, and will lead a discussion to debunk myths associated with domestic violence. Next the trainer explaines how victims of intimate partner abuse are impacted in the short and long-term; as well as how the non-abusive parent’s parenting gets impacted, and how perperators tend to use the family court system to continue abuse. Last the trainer will focus on how children are impacted by witnessing intimate partner abuse, and the common reactions they have.
This didactic workshop uses vignettes and case studies. The trainer will engage the audience in brief discussions and exercises in effort to bring the concepts to life and reinforce learning.
1. Tactics of intimate partner violence.
2. Impacts of intimate partner violence on victims in the short and long-term.
3. Impacts of intimate partner violence on parenting.
4. Impacts of intimate partner violence on children who witness in the short and long-term.
Malissa Page is a licensed Clinical Social Work who owns & operates, West Coast Women's Empowerment Therapy, a private practice that focuses on helping women heal from trauma. She's also a senior program coordinator for the Greater Los Angeles VA HealthCare System. Malissa gained expertise in the field of Intimate Partner Violence through her clinical work at Multicare Good Samaritan Behavioral Health and YWCA Pierce County. Her careers has focused on: providing individual and group psychotherapy to adult victims of intimate partner violence and children who witnessed intimate partner violence, providing trauma focused therapy, clinical program and workshop development, and training healthcare providers and community service providers. She has extensive training in evidenced-based therapies including a gold standard trauma focused therapy called Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
- NASW Members$80$800$0