Dynamics of Domestic Violence*

*Offered in traditional classroom and online formats

This interactive 8-hour seminar will provide participants with an understanding of community policing and the dynamics of domestic violence. This course, offered in both traditional classroom and online formats, is designed to provide students with an understanding of factors contributing to domestic violence and the skills to identify types of physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Participants will learn how to identify factors that impact victim safety, survival skills and options for victims and methods for offender accountability.

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to define and apply the Power and Control Model to understand domestic violence;
  • Learn how to identify common tactics and techniques of physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse that batteres use to gain and maintain power and control over victims;
  • Understand the impact of the law enforcement response on offender accountability;
  • Understand the reasons victims of domestic violence maintain relationships with batterers;
  • Understand the impact of domestic violence on children.


Course Topics:

  • Community Policing and How it Can Affect Domestic Violence
  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Victim Intervention
  • Statistics and Definitions
  • Forms of Abuse
  • Why Batterers are Abusive
  • Impact of Abuse on Victims


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