6 CE Contact Hours.
Each year, 6 million women are believed to be beaten in their homes by their partners. This means that every eighteen seconds an act of domestic violence occurs in our country. Abuse of women is our country’s single greatest cause of injury, more prevalent than auto accidents, muggings, and rape combined. This course provides a framework for working with individuals who are trapped in a cycle of violence. We’ll look at indicators of violence, how these relationships develop and perpetuate into a cycle of violence, and preventive steps that may be used in treating individuals currently or formerly in an abusive relationship.
Instructor: Amy Burzinski, LISW-S. Amy Burzinski is a licensed clinical social worker who has been a school counselor at Bellefaire since 2003. She has an MSW and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has also received training in body focused repetitive disorders from The Professional Training Institute of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Over the past two decades Amy has worked with individuals and families affected by bullying, domestic violence, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Amy regularly provides trainings to mental health professionals, educators and administrators on bullying prevention, child abuse, domestic violence, stress management and critical incident stress debriefings.
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2013