Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. This course is entitled
Unintended Victims: Treating Children of
Domestic Violence. Our primary intent for this home study course
is to provide quality education to foster your professional growth. The Institute
has provided quality education since 1979.
Hi. My name is Tracy Catherine Appleton.
I will be the narrator of this CD. We appreciate that you have chosen us as a
vehicle for you to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
the effects on children witnessing domestic abuse. As each case study is given,
if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation, I encourage you to turn
your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the application of the principle
to your setting. However, these notes are for your purposes only and are not to
be sent to the Institute. Also each track is very content dense. So feel free
to replay the track to review the content.
At the end of each
CD track, a question will be asked. The question at the end of each track corresponds
with the questions in your Answer Booklet. Merely write the correct letter on
the corresponding blank line in your answer booklet. Each answer is used only
once. Keep in mind there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions. They
are merely intended to verify the playing of this CD.
of the questions that are included on this CD is also reprinted in your Answer
Booklet. These questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that
preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate the answering of each question, you
might read the question from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD
track. By knowing what the question is ahead of time, you will then know the content
to listen for that contains the answer. So just a hint, after you write down the
answer to a question in your Answer Booklet, read on to the next question in order
to give you a "heads up" to listen for the content that contains the
answer to the next question.
For the purpose of brevity, most
generally, I will use the term "therapists" or "mental health professional."
However, don't let these terms deter you from applying the concepts to your situations.
When you hear the word "therapists," if your job title is social worker,
psychologist, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, professional
counselor, resident director, program assistant, etc. merely substitute the appropriate
term that is the most meaningful to you. In short, don't let my use of the term
"therapists" cognitively set you off track from hearing the content
because your job title is school counselor, for example. I will also use the term
"client" for the purposes of brevity. However, if you deal with patients,
residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose "client" for the term
that is the most meaningful to you in your work setting.
this CD we will discuss such topics as: Overlooked consequences, crisis behaviors,
stopping the cycle of violence, the double dose, attachment disorder, the yo-yo
syndrome, and children as silent weapons.