Domestic Violence 2 Hour FL Required Training

Domestic Violence 2 Hour FL Required Training 

Domestic violence in the United States is a public health problem that requires the involvement of all members of the community to recognize, address, report, and prevent. Healthcare professionals are in a unique position to be able to recognize domestic violence because of how closely they may work with the victims. This course provides information on recognizing and responding to domestic violence and presents strategies you can use to report and even prevent it. The content complies with the requirements of Florida General Statute 456.031.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology


Florida Board of Medicine


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants


Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DV2FRT-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe domestic violence in the United States and in Florida as a public health issue.
Define 2 types of domestic violence.
Identify 3 risk factors for becoming a victim of domestic violence.
Describe 5 warning signs of domestic violence.
Illustrate 3 strategies you can use to assess for domestic violence.
Demonstrate 3 interventions for responding to and reporting domestic violence in compliance with Florida domestic violence legislation.
Explain 4 ways you can help prevent domestic violence.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Domestic Violence in our Society


Domestic Violence Defined

Intimate Partners



Current Laws

Florida Domestic Violence Laws

A Public Health Issue


Impact on Children

Consequences - A Deeper Look



Section 3: Types of Domestic Violence and Becoming a Victim

Types of Abuse


Risk Factors

The Cycle of Violence

Becoming a Victim



Section 4: Recognizing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Profile of an Abuser



Typical Pattern of Behavior

The Cycle of Domestic Violence - An Example



Section 5: Recognizing Victims of Domestic Violence

Recognizing Potential Victims

High Risk Factor Groups

Clues, Injuries, and Behavior

Physical Signs and Symptoms

Behavioral/Psychological Signs and Symptoms

Verbal Clues

Barriers to Revealing Domestic Abuse



Section 6: Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Screening, Responding, and Reporting


Screening Tools

Victim Questioning Strategies

Indirect Questions

Direct Questions




Classifying Abuse

Staying Safe

Domestic Violence Programs




Section 7: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Fatima M. Smith, MSW
Fatima M. Smith works at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as the Associate Director of Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI). Prior to her role at GEHLI, she served as the Assistant Director of Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking & Advocacy Services and adjunct professor at VCU. As Assistant Director, she coordinated advocacy services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking and serving as lead advocate; supervised violence prevention and advocacy staff, and coordinated outreach education for a healthy, inclusive campus environment. Fatima also serves as a consultant for the University of Richmond Family Law Clinic and is a radio show host of Common Thread on WRIR 97.3. Fatima has a passion for anti-violence work, racial justice, and engaging folks in dialogue that ignites action for progress. She has ten years of experience in anti-violence work. Fatima was recognized as Richmond Times Dispatch Person of The Year honoree and VCU's Top 10 Under 10. Fatima is a graduate of George Mason University where she received a B.S. in Administration of Justice, where she founded the Mr. & Miss Black GMU Scholarship Pageant. Fatima received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Disclosure: Fatima M. Smith, MSW discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance as Speakers Bureau
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Entry level Professional Counselors; Nurses; Physician Assistants; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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