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Coping Strategies In Women And Children Living With Domestic Violence

Staying Alive

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About the Course

Most safety planning in regard to domestic violence has focused on the women experiencing domestic violence, overlooking the women’s multiple roles and social identities, and excluding their children. The study covered in this article/course explored the shared safety and coping strategies that were used by mothers and children in severe domestic violence situations. In this study, interviews with 30 mothers who experienced severe or potentially life-threatening domestic violence and 5 adults who experienced domestic violence in childhood were analyzed, revealing five major themes. This article/course will discuss domestic violence and its impact on women and children, and will explore the five major themes of safety strategies used by mothers and children highlighted in this research.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Coping Strategies In Women And Children Living With Domestic Violence created by Alexis Winfield, M.A., R.P. et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

Journal of family violence, 1–13. Advance online publication.

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.

Alexis Winfield, M.A., R.P.

Alexis Winfield, M.A., R.P. is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Her research focuses on families impacted by initiate partner violence. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

N. Zoe Hilton, Ph.D.

Dr. Hilton is Senior Research Scientist in the Waypoint Research Institute, a Registered Psychologist, and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. She has served on the Research Ethics Board, Ethics Committee, and Quality of Medical Care Audit Committee at this hospital. Dr. Hilton was the lead on the research team that developed the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), a brief actuarial tool created to aid decision making by police and other first responders to intimate partner violence (IPV). She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychotherapists, nurses, and other mental/behavioral health professionals. It is appropriate for all levels of professional development.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss domestic violence and the other forms of abuse that often co-occur with domestic violence.
  2. Describe the potential adverse effects of exposure to domestic violence on children’s functioning.
  3. Identify and discuss the barriers in service delivery to women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.
  4. Discuss the research presented in this article, including the theoretical framework of the research.
  5. Describe the results of the study, including the five major themes that were identified by this research.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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