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Training for Professionals

The Hidden Problem in Your Caseload:
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Behavioral Health Education

& Networking Series

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Monday June, 19, 2017

IDENTIFYING IPV IN YOUR
LGBT CASELOAD

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

IDENTIFYING IPV IN YOUR
ADOLESCENT CASELOAD

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

IDENTIFYING IPV IN YOUR
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CASELOAD

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

8:30 AM Registration

& Continental Breakfast
9 —11 AM Workshop
11—11:30 Networking

IPV may not be the presenting problem in your cases, but its prevalence and consequences indicate the importance of screening and appropriate intervention.

  • Over 60% of couples seeking marital therapy experience physical violence in their relationships and yet fewer than 10% of them spontaneously report or identify the problem.
  • Between 67—80% of women in substance abuse treatment are victims of IPV.
  • LGBT survey respondents report levels of IPV at rates equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals.
  • Physical and sexual dating violence against adolescent girls is associated with increased risk of substance use, unhealthy weight control behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy and suicidality.

Overview

For each of these intersecting issues, the presenter will provide an overview of the dynamics of interpersonal violence within each population and how these issues may intersect with other behavioral health problems. Information on screening and assessment tools will also be provided, with opportunity for small group discussion and application of the tools to sample case scenarios.

Stephanie Klotz, MSW, Professional Training Manager for JBWS will lead each workshop. Klotz has 13 years’ experience in the field of domestic violence.

Continuing Education Hours
All workshops are open to Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Practice levels.

For Licensed Counselors: Jersey Battered Women's Service has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5875. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. JBWS is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

For Social Workers: CE information listed within each course description below.

 

WORKSHOPS

I. Identifying IPV in Your

LGBT Caseload

9am-11am; No breaks

9:00-10:15 Lecture covering the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence within the LGBT community, as well as other common behavioral health problems commonly associated with it. Information on screening and assessment tools will also be provided.

10:15-11:00 Application of the tools to sample case scenarios in small groups followed by large group discussion.

Learning Objectives
1) Explain dynamics of IPV specific to LGBT population
2) Identify indicators of IPV and co-occurring issues commonly associated with it specific to the LGBT population
3) Utilize screening and assessment tools to examine cases for presence of IPV
4) Identify resources available to LGBT IPV victims

Course Description

Interpersonal Violence is rarely the presenting problem for treatment within private practice, but studies show that victims of IPV are engaged in services more than their non-abused counterparts.  Enduring abuse can also lead to a number of co-occurring issues, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders that are more likely to be identified issue within a therapeutic setting. 

It has also been shown that the LGBT community experiences IPV at a higher rate than their heterosexual counterparts and LGBT clients may also face additional means of abuse, such as threats of being outed or sexual abuse being minimized and explained as just part of the culture. 

Beyond this, it is both best practice and ethically sound to screen for IPV within your caseload.  In part, it is because if you don't ask about it most clients won't bring it up on their own, but also because early intervention can prevent further harm.

This course will provide tools for screening and intervention, with the opportunity for small group discussion and application of the tools to sample case scenarios.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #84 Course #1384 from 05/04/2017 to 05/04/2019.  Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 1, Clinical 1.

 

II. Identifying IPV in Your

Adolescent Caseload

9am-11am; No breaks

9am-10:15 Lecture covering an overview of the dynamics of interpersonal violence amongst teens and how these issues may intersect with other behavioral health problems. Information on screening and assessment tools will also be provided.

10:15-11:00 Application of the tools to sample case scenarios in small groups followed by large group discussion.

Learning Objectives
1) Define teen dating violence
2) Recognize indicators of TDV and presenting problems commonly associated with it
3) Utilize screening and assessment tools to examine cases for presence of TDV
4) Identify resources available to TDV victims

Course Description

Interpersonal Violence is rarely the presenting problem for treatment within private practice, but studies show that victims of IPV are engaged in services more than their non-abused counterparts. 

Enduring abuse can also lead to a number of co-occurring issues for teens, including substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and suicidality. 

It is both best practice and ethically sound to screen for dating abuse within your caseload.  In part, it is because if you don't ask about it most clients won't bring it up on their own, but also because early intervention can prevent further harm.

This course will provide tools for screening and intervention, with opportunity for small group discussion and application of the tools to sample case scenarios.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #84 Course #1385 from 05/04/2017 to 05/04/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 1, Clinical 1.

 

III. Identifying IPV in Your

Substance Abuse Caseload

9am-11am; No breaks

9:00-10:15 Lecture covering an overview of the intersection of interpersonal violence and substance abuse, as well as other common behavioral health problems commonly associated with it. Information on screening and assessment tools will also be provided.

10:15-11:00 Application of the tools to sample case scenarios in small groups followed by large group discussion.

Learning Objectives

1) Explain intersection of interpersonal violence and substance abuse
2) Recognize indicators of interpersonal violence and co-occurring issues commonly associated with it, particularly within the substance abuse population
3) Utilize screening and assessment tools to examine cases for presence of IPV
4) Identify resources available to IPV victims struggling with substance abuse

Course Description

Interpersonal Violence is rarely the presenting problem for treatment within private practice, but studies show that victims of IPV are engaged in services more than their non-abused counterparts.

Substance abuse by either or both parties in a relationship is a proven risk factor for abuse.  Clients struggling with substance abuse may also face additional means of abuse, such as pressure to use, threats to take custody of the children and blaming the abuse on the clients' substance use.

When their partner is using, there is often a increase in the severity of abuse experienced.  Beyond this, it is both best practice and ethically sound to screen for interpersonal violence within your caseload.  In part, it is because if you don't ask about it most clients won't bring it up on their own, but also because early intervention can prevent further harm.

This course will provide tools for screening and intervention, with opportunity for small group discussion and application of the tools to sample case scenarios.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #84 Course #1386 from 05/04/2017 to 05/04/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 1, Clinical 1.

 

Additional information:

Certificates will be dispersed at the end of each workshop. To receive credit for this course, participants must participate in the full two-hour workshop session and complete the course evaluation. No partial credit will be awarded.

For accommodations for disabilities please contact Stephanie Klotz by phone at 972-267-7520 x121 or via email at klotz@jbws.org

$25 includes CE hours and light breakfast. Convenient registration will be made available online or by mail.
Refunds will be granted for cancellations received prior to day of event.


SCHEDULE A PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

JBWS provides didactic training opportunities to increase professionals’ awareness and understanding of domestic violence, as well as to encourage and empower professionals to appropriately respond to domestic violence within their particular professional role.

Education and support are available to a wide range of professionals, including, but not limited to:

  • Health care providers and staff
  • Social service providers
  • Educators and school counselors Resource List on Teen Dating Violence
  • Pre-professional program students
  • Clergy and faith communities
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Attorneys
  • Day care workers
  • Child protection workers
  • Therapists
  • Court personnel

To discuss or schedule a professional training, please contact the Professional Training Manager at 973-267-7520 ext. 121 or training@jbws.org

Jersey Battered Women's Service has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5875. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  JBWS is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The following is a list of the workshops provided by JBWS. You can find brief descriptions of each of these workshop here.

  • Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse with Adolescents and Teens
  • Abuse in Later Life
  • Boundaries in Victim Services
  • Cultural Competence and Domestic Abuse
  • Disabilities and Domestic Violence
  • Disabilities and DV: Safety Planning with Victims and Survivors
  • Domestic Violence and Faith Based Issues
  • Domestic Violence and Mental Health: Screening and Interventions
  • Domestic Abuse in Upscale Marriages
  • Domestic Violence: An Overview of the Issue
  • Domestic Violence: An Impact on Health
  • Domestic Violence: Information for Family and Friends
  • Domestic Violence: Its Impact of Children
  • Domestic Violence Law
  • Domestic Violence in the LGBTQQI Communities
  • Domestic Violence: The Social Context
  • Domestic Violence: Screening and Assessing Abuse
  • Ethics in Victim Services
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Relationships Skill-Building with Children
  • Immigration Issues in Domestic Violence
  • Male Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Police Perpetrated Domestic Violence
  • Reproductive Health: Strategies for Responding to & Preventing Reproductive Coercion
  • Responding to Non-Iintimate Partner Violence
  • Safety Planning with Victims and Survivors fo Domestic Violence
  • Stalking: A Dynamic of Power and Control
  • Substance Use & Domestic Violence
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Understanding the Harm in Low-Level domestic Violence Cases
  • Working with Men Who Use Abusive Behaviors in Intimate Relationships
  • Working with Women Who Use Force
  • Working with Youth Towards Prevention

Making a Referral

Professionals planning to make a referral to JBWS for services are welcome to speak first with a JBWS counselor to get more information about the client's options. When possible, provide a safe, confidential place for the client to call the helpline and provide follow-up support after the phone call.

 

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