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Domestic Violence: Current Trends and Implications for Service Providers

December 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women will become a victim of Domestic violence in her lifetime.

Domestic violence (DV) continues to constitute an enormous public health problem in Canada. Economic uncertainty, a global pandemic, and barriers to services are linked to increased violence against women and children. These factors have changed the landscape for both service providers and those seeking care. Domestic violence is a dynamic legal, systemic, and clinical issue. Knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in DV has grown significantly in recent years. This session examines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) from three angles – child’s view, the violent parent/partner, and those experiencing violence. This session is designed for clinicians working with offending partners, children, and victims of IPV. Participants will understand screening, risk management, planning for safety, and treatment options for – children, survivor, and offender.