*One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
*An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
*In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.
*Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
*The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year.
Still the question often remains, why don't they just leave? At a recent Aurora CEU seminar, attendees received some good insight to this question from Human Resource Essential's founder Stephanie Angelo, SPHR. There are a variety of reasons why, and which can fall into one, or several, categories: psychological, financial, social, physical and emotional. But to really delve into the problem, one must perhaps change their thinking.
Carl Mangold, LCSW, LISAC has spent nearly 40 years working with domestic violence offenders and says, "If you 'help' the offender, you help the victim."
Human Resource Essential http://www.hressential.com , Mr. Mangold, and Aurora Behavioral Health are teaming up together to offer online CEU courses on domestic violence via TheDVU. Currently, there are four courses available to begin immediately on TheDVU's website http://www.thedvu.com Each course offers 1.0 CEUs, issued by Aurora Behavioral Health System http://www.aurorabehavioral.com The vast majority of behavioral health clinicians treat patients who have been or who are currently in a domestic violence situation. Mr. Mangold has dedicated his career to the study of and the treatment of domestic violence and is able to provide an incomparable bounty of expertise on the topic. Not only are the seminars interesting and informative, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and others seeking continuing education can attend the webinars at any time, on their schedule, at their convenience.
TheDVU will soon be extending the amount of courses offered and we'll certainly keep you informed as new courses are offered.
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