Tue, Feb 18 | Fred Finch -Training Center

Partner and Spousal Abuse: How to Recognize and Treat The Impact of Parental Intimate Violence on Children

Two-day long training!
Registration is Closed
Partner and Spousal Abuse:  How to Recognize and Treat The Impact of Parental Intimate Violence on Children

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2020, 8:30 AM – Feb 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Fred Finch -Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Dr. Laura S. Anderson

Training Description

*Two-day long training. Participants must register for both days!* 

Intimate partner violence continues to happen in families with alarming frequency.  In this training, dynamics that contribute to intimate partner violence will be closely examined- as will related interventions.  In addition to examining the impact on adults, this course will offer ideas for working with children who have been impacted by intimate partner violence.  Many children and teens who are in the child welfare system have witnessed violence between adult caregivers, and they carry the emotional scars and behavioral symptoms of having been impacted.  This training will examine the impact of adult intimate partner violence on children, and will explore the latest research regarding how to promote resiliency and recovery for children who have been affected by caregiver domestic violence.  It can be confusing and challenging to be a caring adult in the lives of children who witnessed violence between their parents.  Consequently this training will offer support strategies to therapists, foster parents and group home staff members working with children impacted by family violence.  This course will also sensitively explore the added challenges that people in communities of color and members of the LGBTQ community face when intimate partner violence is impacting their lives.  This course will meet the licensure requirements for MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Descirbe the relevant statistics related to prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence 
  • List 3 ways that exposure to domestic violence impacts adults and children 
  • Identify 3 ways to increase resiliency and coping skills for children who have witnessed domestic violence 
  • Review case examples and develop interventions and support plans for families experiencing intimate partner violence

Agenda

Day 1

8:15      Sign In

8:30-10:00  Statistics, prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence

10:00-10:15  Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:15-12:00 Warning signs of intimate partner violence; Recognizing patterns in different types of aggressor profiles

12:00 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:00-2:30   Understanding  “Why They Stay” and the dilemma that partners face

2:30-2:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:45- 5:00 Case Examples 

5:00-5:30 Summary 

5:30 Adjournment 

Day 2

8:15      Sign In

8:30-9:00 Review of Day 1

9:00-10:15   Examine how trauma impacts children generally, and how domestic violence impacts children specifically.

10:15-10:30  Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:30-12:00  Examine how developmental ages/stages and temperament factors play a role in the impact of intimate partner violence on children 

12:00 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:00-2:30   Exploring and supporting resiliency:  coping skills for children who have witnessed domestic violence

2:30-2:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:45- 5:00 Case Examples 

5:00-5:30 Summary, Course Evaluations

5:30 Adjournment 

Meet Our Trainer

Dr. Anderson is a clinical child and family psychologist who is licensed in Hawaii and California. She has worked with youth and families in various settings for over twenty years.  Dr. Anderson is currently based primarily in Oakland. Her areas of expertise include school-based behavioral health, assessment, support for adoptive families, support for gender expansive youth and their families, foster care consultation, and the provision of cross-culturally sensitive care.  Dr. Anderson is also an adoptive parent herself. She is lucky to have had wonderful professional mentors and enjoys teaching others things she has learned “in the trenches” of direct service to children, adolescents, families, schools, and various other agencies. Dr. Anderson enjoys working with kids, families, and systems as they overcome barriers, build on their strengths, and thrive

This TWO-DAY course meets the qualifications for (15) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

Share This Event