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Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse

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Overview / Abstract:

Course overview
This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of domestic violence are described and categorized; their effects within the family are reviewed. The core content within this course addresses concerns that are common to all forms of domestic violence. This course also focuses on child abuse and neglect. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in the states of Florida and Kentucky, and provides a general background of information that is applicable to health care professionals residing in any portion of the United States.

Target audience
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors.

Learning objectives
After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
-Describe domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder and dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect.
-Identify the primary components of the power and control wheel and the phases of abuse.
-Differentiate the defining characteristics for physical, sexual, psychological and environmental abuse.
-Describe the characteristics of child abuse and neglect.
-Describe the major implications, interventions, and healthcare resposibilites related to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.
-Identify where to locate community, regional and national resources available for those affected by abuse.
-Describe how to report suspected domestic violence, child abuse or neglect in the state in which the health care professional practices and obtain relevant state information.

Method of Participation
In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Statements of Credit will be available upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at service@akhcme.com.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
AKH Inc.ís activities are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The activities are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKHís activities are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The activities serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational activities do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the activities. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the readerís misunderstanding of the activity.

Copyright © 2014 AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.

Expiration

May 26, 2020

Discipline(s)

Counselor CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Social Work CE

Format

Monograph, Online, Workbook

Cost

25

Credits / Hours

3.0

Accreditation

ACCME, AANP, ANCC

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN
Dr. Ebener is employed by Florida State College at Jacksonville as the Associate Dean of Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. In addition, Dr. Ebener teaches courses related to nursing, health care and statistical analysis at the University of Phoenix, Jacksonville, Florida campus. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Dr. Ebener discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
EDITORIAL REVIEW

Lori L. Ley, RNC, MSN
Ms. Ley is employed by a local medical center as a Perinatal Clinical Specialist and is a consultant with AKH Inc. Ms. Ley is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of North Florida. She holds an ASN from Bluefield State College in West Virginia and her BSN and MSN degrees from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ms. Ley discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM; Educational Consultant, AKH Inc.
Ms. McCarty is a diploma graduate nurse with certification in infection control and healthcare risk management. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Florida Risk Managers Association. Ms. McCarty has extensive background in teaching healthcare professionals the principles of infection control, OSHA bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste management, risk management and documentation. She is currently employed by AKH Inc. as an Educational Consultant.
Ms. McCarty discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Social Issues

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

Keywords / Search Terms

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