Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

    3. Continuing Education (CE) Information

    4. Course FAQ

    5. Disclaimer and Course Requirements

    1. Clinical Work with DV- Powerpointpdf

    2. From the Desk of Sharea Farmer

    3. What would you do? Activity

    4. Introduction

    5. Myths and Facts

    6. Statistic

    1. What Doesn't Cause Abuse?

    2. Causes

    3. Defining Domestic Violence

    4. Domestic Violence Definition

    5. Assessing and Indicators of Domestic Violence

    6. Assessing and Indicators of Domestic Violence

    7. Process of Abuse and Its Impact

    8. Cycle of Violence

    9. Why Does She Stay

    10. Why Does She Stay

    1. Brief Summary of Theories

    2. Summary of Theories and Power and Control Wheel

    3. DV_Safety_Plan

    4. Power Control wheel (DV)

    5. How Do We Help

    6. Theories and Interventions

    7. Applying What We Learned

    8. How to use wheel and closing

    1. Teen P&C wheel (Dating Violence)

    2. ACE Questionnaire

    3. Reference List

    4. Post Test Clinical Work with Domestic Violence

    5. Evaluation Form

About this course

  • 35 lessons

Course Description

This course gives the participant a broad overview of how to recognize symptoms of domestic violence, outlines the various aspects of relationship abuse, and provides treatment ideas for working with individuals who are experiencing abuse by an intimate partner. This course explores the treatment and domestic violence and provides guidance for social workers who work with those individuals experiencing domestic violence.  The course highlights the importance of identifying signs, symptoms, and history of domestic violence. It highlights the tactics of abuse, common characteristics of batters, key characteristics of children exposed to violence, and the effects of domestic violence on families and communities. 

The therapist, case manager, and other service providers will learn the skills to safely assess, plan, and collaborate with other systems (i.e. police, shelter).   

This course is proven to build a toolbox of leadership skills and social work techniques that are essential in your work with domestic violence. Attendees will develop practical social work skills to help understand, guide and develop appropriate treatment techniques for their clients.  Using practical social work group exercises that can be taken back to their work with individuals or their families. In other words, it will provide attendees with helpful information, related readings, and practical activities sure to help all they serve exposed to domestic violence. 

Session Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and enhance their ability to recognize signs and symptoms of domestic violence.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of effectively using the ‘Power and Control’ wheel as a tool to assist clients experiencing domestic violence and identify aspects of their abuse.

  • Demonstrate the importance of working with survivors of abuse in a manner that seeks to reduce shame and stigma.
  • Understand the appropriate skills and methods to implement a safety plan to use with survivors of abuse.

 Relevance to Social Work:   

  • Developing practical social work skills to help with appropriate assessment of domestic violence and treatment.
  • Develop a higher level of cultural competency with your social work skills as it relates to those who experience domestic violence. 
  • Using practical social work group exercises that can be taken back to their work with individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

Course Outline 

Video Study Guide

Violence Awareness

What would you do? Activity
DV Introduction
Myths and Facts/Statistic
Defining Domestic Violence
Assessing and Cycle of Violence
Process of Abuse and its Impact
Assessing and Indicators 
Cycle of Violence
Why Does She Stay

Brief Summary of Theories

Summary of Theories and Power and Control Wheel
Power Control wheel (DV)
Applying What We Learned
Teen P&C wheel (Dating Violence)

Reference List


Evaluation Form


Executive Director Sharea Farmer, LCSW

Sharea Farmer is the Founder and Executive Director of RS Counseling & Wellness with over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. Her expertise in both clinical and administration has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors as an advocate for employee wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Equity, and Trauma-Informed Practices. Her unique practice that focuses on empowerment and education creates transformative wellness for her clients that range from executive leadership teams to supervisors to staff. RS Wellness has developed employee resilience plans and trauma-informed care programs for state and public health agencies, as well as educational groups, both locally and nationally. Sharea received a BA in Sociology from Rider University and a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers. She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers where she’s been teaching since 2014. She is on the World Childhood Foundation Advisory Board for a two-year term from 2021-2023. On the board, she’ll have the chance to use the Equity & Inclusion lens to determine program eligibility for funding in the area of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Sharea lives in New Jersey with her husband. She enjoys all things basketball, live NBA games, traveling, coloring, and spending time with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of New Jersey #44SC05650200

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026 Social workers completing this course receive 3-clinical continuing education credits.

Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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