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Is All Dating Violence Equal?

Gender and severity differences in predictors of perpetration

About the Course

Studies have indicated that violence towards a partner peaks in adolescence. Accordingly, the study of dating violence in adolescence may facilitate an understanding of risk factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood. This study explores the extent of perpetration of physical violence in predominately Hispanic high school students in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The relationship between adverse childhood experiences, exposure to interparental violence, attachment, emotional regulation, and impulsivity on teen dating violence (TDV) is explored. Results emphasize the need to take context and severity of violence into consideration.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Is All Dating Violence Equal? created by Arthur Cantos, PhD, et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jul 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Gabriela Ontiveros, MA, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology

Gabriela Ontiveros, MA, is a graduate associate instructor and a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Arthur Cantos, PhD

Arthur Cantos, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He was previously the Program Director in the APA approved program at La Universidad Carlos Albizu in Puerto Rico. Dr. Cantos has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW

Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for teen dating violence.
  2. Describe contextual factors and severity levels of teen dating violence.
  3. Discuss targets for dating violence pevention programs.

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Course Number 103266
2.25 CE credit hours
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