Identifying & Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

This learning program prepares learners to identify intimate partner violence (IPV) and engage families using a perpetrator pattern-based approach. During this training, learners gain knowledge and practical skills related to the assessment process, engagement of both survivors and abusive partners, documentation, and safety planning. Before attending this virtual, instructor-led training, learners must complete an online pre-test and an eLearning module.


Who Should Attend?

All direct service staff and supervisors working in Child Protection, Prevention or Foster Care services.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Better understand how to engage survivors, children and abusive partners using a strengths-based approach of compassion, partnership and respect.
  • Better assess how an abusive partner is creating risk for the survivor and the children.
  • Be trained how to write case notes that focus on protective strategies, behaviors that place children at risk, and details that hold the abusive partner accountable.
  • Be able to collaborate with survivors to develop IPV-specific safety plans.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is recommended that learners complete the Motivational Interviewing learning program offered through the ACS Workforce Institute or equivalent.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • A 30-minute eLearning course.
  • A half-day, virtual, instructor-led training.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 3.5 contact hours/0.35 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.



Register for this course by logging in to Cornerstone, browse for the course name and complete all information.  For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at or call (212) 748-1898.


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