Florida Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior occurring within the home, and usually involves the abuse of a spouse or partner. In the United States alone, it is estimated that more than 10 million adults have been subjected to domestic violence during the course of a year. This statistic translates to an incident of domestic violence occurring every 3 seconds.

Course Publication Date: February 21, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:FL-DOMV-22
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • Identify different types of domestic violence

  • Discuss possible indicators of abuse (“presenting symptoms”) that healthcare providers may recognize in a patient care setting

  • Summarize trauma informed approaches to care of a suspected domestic violence victim

  • Explore both the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence on a national level

  • Identify available resources (hotlines, shelters, legal assistance, batterer counseling, child protection services) for domestic violence victims on both a state and national level.

  • Discuss risk factors abuser “profile”

  • Verbalize understanding of Florida mandatory reporting laws (state laws)

  • Discuss the effects of COVID-19 on domestic violence


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