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Understanding Disparities and Vulnerabilities of Intimate Partner Violence Among Special Populations

This course is free.

Course Description: This program will increase the participant's knowledge regarding intimate partner violence in vulnerable populations including: young children, teens, young adults, the disabled, elderly, Native Americans, African American Women, the LGBTQ community, undocumented immigrants, pregnant women and men. The program also focuses on the lack of cultural competency in domestic violence with an emphasis on systemic racism and overt/covert oppression, implicit/explicit biases among service providers, and systemic barriers affecting communities of color including: law enforcement, judicial systems, domestic violence service providers, lack of available community services for intimate partner violence and racial loyalty.

Instructor: Dr. Valerie Ekue and Olivia Henderson MPH

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to: Define intimate partner violence on vulnerable populations. Discuss the effects of intimate partner violence on vulnerable populations. Discuss marginalized/un-served communities of color. Identify populations residing in rural areas. List the typology of barriers preventing self-reporting. List difficulties receiving and seeking services. Identify the lack of cultural competency in domestic violence. List intersectional approaches to intimate partner violence. Identify strategies for inclusion.

Credit Statement:

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 4.8 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2 Expires 6/30/2022.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials. The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation. Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses. There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.