Learning Programs

Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence (Virtual Course)

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare Professionals

About the Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Virtual Training

This course consists of two 30 minute elearning modules and two 90 minute Virtual Instructor-Led sessions, which will equip 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 all 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

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed: 

  • An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System. 
  • A one-hour, interactive, online eLearning module.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete: 

  • An online pre-test before the day of class. 
  • An interactive, four-hour virtual instructor-led training. 
  • 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 Credits

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.


To register for this course, please log in to Cornerstone. For assistance or more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call (212) 748-1898. Visit our website at www.nycacstraining.org.

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