2 Hour | 2 CE

This on-demand webinar on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Domestic violence is a complex and significant societal problem and public health issue. During the era of COVID-19, there is growing concern that the psychosocial stressors associated with this global pandemic may increase the risk of domestic violence. This potential escalation in the incidence of domestic violence emphasizes the need for greater awareness of this topic among professionals working within criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings. 

Grounded in the available research literature on domestic violence and COVID-19, this training (a) identifies possible causes and associated consequences, and (b) reviews screening and intervention options appropriate for those directly and indirectly impacted by domestic violence during this worldwide pandemic. 

Other important topics considered throughout this training include barriers to domestic violence disclosure, chaotic household dynamics, economic uncertainty, home confinement, housing instability, impact on children who witness family violence, loneliness, psychiatric comorbidity, relational conflict, sleep deprivation, social isolation, substance misuse, and employment uncertainty. Case studies and professional observations will be highlighted throughout this training to enhance the learning outcomes of attendees.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the warning signs, risk factors, and definitional features of domestic violence

  • Describe how psychosocial stressors associated with COVID-19 may increase the risk of domestic violence

  • Describe screening options for those impacted by domestic violence

  • Describe appropriate intervention, protective, and resilience factors for those impacted by domestic violence

  • Describe empirically-based research findings and current gaps in knowledge of domestic violence during the era of COVID-19

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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