This course provides the most current and relevant information on child, elder, and dependent adult abuse, as well as intimate partner violence. You will learn about these various types of abuse as they relate to your role as a behavioral healthcare service worker. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to recognize the various signs of abuse among all of these groups, as well as clearly understand your reporting responsibilities and procedures. Most importantly, you will have the key competencies you need to assist victims of violence and help others to avoid victimization. This course is designed for all Human Service personnel for entry level training or compliance reviews.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Myth Buster A. Myth Buster Section 3: Overview of Abuse A. Meet Lisa B. Information on Abuse C. What Should Lisa Do? D. Summary Section 4: Main City Map Section 5: Urgent Care: An Elderly Abuse Scenario A. Meet Sandra B. Summary Section 6: Happy Times Daycare: Information on Child Abuse A. Meet Charlie B. Types of Child Abuse C. Quick Check D. The Reality of Child Abuse E. Consequences of Child Abuse F. Let’s Practice G. Recognizing Signals of Abuse H. What Is Your Role? I. Remember Charlie? J. Summary Section 7: Jane Jones’ House: Information on Elder Abuse A. Meet Jane B. What Is Elder Abuse? C. Signs of Elder Abuse D. Prevalence of Elder Abuse E. Risk Factors for Elder Abuse F. Let’s Practice G. Behaviors that Raise Suspicion of Elder Abuse H. Can You Identify the Abuse? I. What Is Your Role? J. How Should You Report Elder Abuse? K. Meet Ms. Robinson L. Remember Jane? M. Summary Section 8: Dr. Smith’s Office: Information on Intimate Partner Violence A. Meet Fred and Roberta B. What Is Intimate Partner Violence? C. Facts About Intimate Partner Violence D. Myth Buster E. More about Fred and Roberta F. Meet Betty G. Cycle of Abuse H. Patterns and Indicators I. Is It IPV? J. The Effects of IPV K. More about Betty L. Meet Amanda M. Children and IPV N. What Is Your Role? O. Legal Issues Regarding IPV P. More about Amanda Q. Summary Section 9: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam
Bridgett Ross, Psy.D. received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston College and then her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and was in private practice for 13 years treating various issues including trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, grief/loss, and issues around self-concept, identity, and attachment. Having supervised pre-licensed and licensed clinicians, she maintains an interest in professional issues in the field of psychology. Dr. Ross’ training and work history include Children’s Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Kaiser Permanente, Alvarado Parkway Institute, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which informed her focus on providing evidence-based trauma treatment to diverse populations.
Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, PsyD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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