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Goal and Learning Outcomes

Domestic violence in the U.S. is a public health problem that requires the involvement of all members of the community to recognize, address, report, and prevent it. Healthcare professionals are in a unique position to be able to recognize domestic violence through close collaboration with the victims. This course discusses information on recognizing and responding to domestic violence. It also discusses strategies you can use to report and even prevent it.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe domestic violence in the United States as a public health issue.
  • Define 2 types of domestic violence.
  • Identify 3 risk factors for becoming a victim of domestic violence.
  • Describe 5 warning signs of domestic violence.
  • Illustrate 3 strategies you can use to assess for domestic violence.
  • Demonstrate 3 interventions for responding to and reporting domestic violence.
  • Explain 4 ways you can help prevent domestic violence.
  • Define two types of domestic violence.
  • Identify three interventions for responding to and reporting domestic violence.
  • Describe five warning signs of domestic violence.
  • Discuss domestic violence in the U.S. as a public health issue.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Course Originally Released On: 01/01/22

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.