Ethical Issues with Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence

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Social workers will encounter intimate partner violence/domestic violence in all fields of practice. This seminar will focus on the intersectionality of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and class and their impact on victims/survivors, children, and individuals who abuse their partners. IPV/DV ethical practices will include: screening/ assessment, lethality and risk assessments, safety planning, and trauma informed practices in working with victims and survivors.

Contact Hours

6 Contact Hours

Presenter Biography

Amy Coha, MSW, LCSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New England, School of Social Work. She has been a member of the field faculty since 2000. Her social work experience includes working with individuals with mental illness and substance abuse issues and survivors of battering. Amy was the Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Project/SAFE House in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 15 years. Amy has also provided ongoing training and consultation to mental health providers on domestic violence issues.