Understanding Power and Gender Based Violence (formerly Understanding Violence Against Women)

ID: 1301WEB

Gender and power-based violence is a major health and safety issue around the world. Social Workers and others within helping professions will encounter individuals who have experienced or committed forms of power or gender-based violence in their lifetimes. Yet, there is often a lack of understanding about these forms of violence, why they occur and the impact on individuals and society at large. [Required for Violence Against Women Foundation & Clinical Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 General

Instructor: Laura Luciano, MA
Date: Monday, February 5, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify various types of gender and power based violence including scope and dynamics of such violence
  • Recognize compounding issues, including institutional bias, discrimination and barriers that exist for those with intersecting identities
  • Explain a theoretical understanding of why violence occurs
  • Assess an awareness of the impact societal norms, attitudes and beliefs have on our collective understanding of gender and power based violence
  • Describe the policies, laws and social movements that have impacted intervention and prevention work related to gender and power based violence
  • Identify common reaction and responses to victimization
  • Identify their own values and attitudes about victimization and victims of abuse, and examine how their personal beliefs may impact their understanding and ability to work with survivors
  • Summarize secondary trauma and self-care strategies

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introductions

  • Review housekeeping items/agenda/breaks
  • Review Learning Objectives
  • Discussion of Self-care
    9:50 am 8 Dimensions of Wellness
    10:30 am "Alligator River Story" - Discuss the complexity that surrounds issues of gender and power-based violence
    11:30 am Why Does Violence Happen?
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Integrated Theory
  • Multi-dimensional Theory
    11:45 am Gender Box Exercise
  • Societal norms, attitudes, beliefs
  • Rape Culture
    11:50 am Types of Violence and the Impact on Victims/Survivors
    12:00 pm General Common Reactions of Survivors of Violence
    12:10 pm Policies, Laws and Social Movements
    12:25 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level


    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

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