Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

This learning program takes a child-centered approach to intimate partner violence (IPV). During this learning program, learners are trained to identify and respond to IPV in a way that supports the non-abusive parent and children, identifies the abusive partner’s pattern of behavior and documents the impact of the abuse on the children and family. The course is highly interactive, enabling learners to apply new knowledge and to practice skills in a supportive classroom environment. Before attending this instructor-led training, learners must complete an online pre-test and an eLearning module.


Who Should Attend?

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 non-abusive partner 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 devise effective service plans that focus on the safety of the child and survivor.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. While not a prerequisite, 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 one-hour eLearning course.
  • A two-day, instructor-led workshop.
  • 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 14 contact hours/1.4 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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