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2-Day: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in Maine: Identification, Documentation, Reporting and Trauma-Informed Responses
2-Day: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in Maine: Identification, Documentation, Reporting and Trauma-Informed Responses

Where:   PORTLAND, ME

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019

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$439.99
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$399.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

SEASONS EVENT AND CONFERENCE CENTER
155 RIVERSIDE STREET
PORTLAND, ME 04103
Phone:  207-775-6536
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Course Description:

Regardless of your area of focus, you’re likely to encounter Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence at some point in your practice.

But abuse can be difficult to detect after the physical signs of violence have faded. What defines abuse and how does one properly assess for it? And when it’s brought into the light, domestic violence can raise professional dilemmas that leave you caught between responsibilities surrounding confidentiality, autonomy, and your wider responsibilities to protect victims.

It’s a complicated situation that can leave you unsure of how to proceed and troubled knowing that failure to recognize and properly respond to domestic violence can have dire consequences.

Starting on January 1st, 2020 social workers and counselors in Maine are required to have completed 12 CE hours of training in domestic or intimate partner violence for renewal of their license or initial licensure.

This seminar is your chance to complete all 12 required hours and get the tools and guidance you need to recognize the red flags of domestic and intimate partner violence, properly report and document abuse, and effectively respond and intervene in a trauma-sensitive manner.

Whether you’re a social workers, counselor, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, nurse, or anyone in the helping professions, this program will serve as an indispensable guide for how you can improve outcomes for those impacted by domestic and intimate partner violence.

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Objectives:
  1. Employ screening techniques to identify the signs of domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV).
  2. Establish how evidence-based screenings and assessment can help clinicians determine level of risk and lethality to effectively intervene.
  3. Ensure proper reporting and documentation when working with clients facing violence in their relationships or homes.
  4. Characterize the dynamics of domestic violence/intimate partner violence and control tactics used by the perpetrator.
  5. Evaluate the types of domestic abuse including physical violence, sexual violence, threats and intimidation.
  6. Connect your clients to domestic violence related services through community resources and appropriate referrals.
  7. Communicate three barriers that keep people from leaving abusive relationships.
  8. Characterize how an understanding of cultural factors can help to ensure a competent response to abuse.
  9. Specify two intervention strategies clinicians can use to enhance treatment of women, men and children who’ve been exposed to domestic violence.
  10. Develop safety plans with clients to help them leave an abusive or violent home.
  11. Assess same-gender abuse dynamics and identify aspects of LGBTQ intimate partner violence that may make victims less likely to seek help.
  12. Employ trauma-informed treatment techniques for survivors of abuse, violence and oppression.
OUTLINE

Victims, Perpetrators and Dynamics of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Myths about domestic and intimate partner violence
  • Types of domestic violence
  • Dynamics of power, manipulation and control
  • Characteristics of perpetrators
  • Substance abuse and violence
  • Same gender abuse dynamics
Recognize the Red Flags of Violence: What All Clinicians Need to Know
  • Screening and assessment techniques
  • Identify immediate danger
  • Injuries and other indicators
  • Tools to assess for safety, risk and lethality
  • Checklists and advocacy resources
  • Technology and domestic/intimate partner violence
Non-Physical Abuse and Psychological Violence
  • Who’s at risk?
  • Warning signs and symptoms
  • Emotional manipulation
  • Yelling and intimidation
  • Inappropriate sexual pressure
Reporting Requirements and Documentation Guidelines
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Who is required to report and when?
  • Standards for making a report
  • Domestic violence contacts and hotlines
  • Proper documentation and confidentiality strategies
  • When and how to refer to agencies
  • Community resources
  • Liability issues for failing to report
Crisis Intervention, Safety Plans and Available Services
  • Safety plans while living with abusive partners
  • Safety planning for children
  • Emotional safety planning
  • Barriers to leaving
  • Plans for leaving and after leaving
  • Restraining orders/protective orders
Culturally Competent Responses to Abuse
  • Recognizing your own biases
  • How survivors interpret domestic violence in their culture
  • Adapting danger assessments for underserved populations
  • Working with LGBTQ survivors
Trauma Informed Interventions: Transition Clients from Surviving to Thriving
  • Assess for PTSD, anxiety, trauma and other mental health issues
  • Understand the multilayered impact of DV/IPV
  • Processing shame, anger and guilt
  • Working with children exposed to domestic violence
  • Relaxation skills and guided imagery for anxiety
Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Law Enforcement and First Responders
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

KATELYN BAXTER-MUSSER, LCSW

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Maine where her areas of expertise include domestic violence, abuse, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.

Her clinical experience includes working for 10 years in various roles as a case manager, child and family therapist, and trauma therapist for several agencies and Native American reservations. Ms. Baxter-Musser served as the trauma healing services clinical coordinator for La Frontera Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention and support to families and individuals facing domestic violence, abuse, hate crimes and other issues.

Ms. Baxter-Musser is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a Certified EMDR therapist. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management and the Maine Collaborative Law Alliance. She sits on the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee and is the regional coordinator for the EMDRIA Southern Maine Regional Network.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Maine Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maine Psychologists: We’re working to get you credit. Updates will be posted as they become available.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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