Improving Outcomes in Abuse Management

Course #AB03172014

Total Course Available CE Credits: 12.75 (all modules)


Course Directors:

Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York
Professor Emeritus and Past Department Chair
Counseling and Psychological Services Department
State University of New York at Oswego

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education Athena Forum


Description: Abuse—whether it involves spouses, intimate partners, children or the elderly—is a wide but underreported problem. The purpose of Improving Outcomes in Abuse Management is to educate case managers about the types of abuse so that they may be aware of early warning signs and the often-complicated dynamics that accompany abuse. Through this course, they will be empowered to intervene and help break the cycle of violence for victims, and support the efforts from transdisciplinary team members, including other health care professionals, patients and families.

Business goals: After completing this module, case managers can expect to:
» Increase identification of abuse and abusive relationships by 20 percent
» Improve prevention and intervention strategies by 30 percent
» Decrease inpatient hospitalization for abuse-associated injuries by 10 percent


Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Module B: Assessments and Interventions in DV and IPV

Module C: Prevalence and Dynamics of Child Abuse

Module D: Assessments and Interventions in Child Abuse

Module E: Prevalence, Assessments, and Interventions in Elder Abuse

Module F: Case Manager’s Role