Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare Professionals

About Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

This course consists of one 60-minute eLearning modules and one 90-minute, virtual, Instructor-Led sessions, which equips participants with the skills necessary to identify intimate partner violence and engage families using a perpetrator, pattern-based approach. Participants will gain knowledge and practical skills related to the assessment process, engagement of both survivors and abusive partners, documentation, and safety planning. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in Child Protection, Prevention, and Foster Care.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Understand how to engage survivors, children, and abusive partners using a strengths-based approach of compassion, partnership, and respect.
  • Better assess how an abusive partner is creating risk for the survivor and the children.
  • Learn to write case notes that focus on protective strategies, behaviors that place children at risk, and details that hold the abusive partner accountable.
  • Be able to collaborate with survivors to develop IPV-specific safety plans.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

 Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete: 

  • An online pre-test before the day of class.
  • A 60-minute, interactive, online eLearning module.
  • 90-minute, virtual, instructor-led sessions.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion. While not a prerequisite, it is recommended that learners take the Motivational Interviewing learning program offered through the ACS Workforce Institute, or an equivalent.

Continuing Education Units

 The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 3.0 contact hours/0.3 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.


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