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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

An Update

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Florida legislation has changed. Two hours of domestic violence education is now required for some professionals every third biennium. Our two-hour course is available now. CNAs are required to take 1 hour of domestic violence education every 2 years. This course fulfills that requirement. Many employers still require 1 hour of domestic violence education annually. This course fulfills that requirement.

Purpose and Objectives

It is the purpose of this course to increase your awareness of: the numbers of patients/clients who are likely to be victims or aggressors of domestic violence; the screening procedures and risk factors which increase the likelihood for violence; and the local, statewide and national community resources available. The role and responsibility of the healthcare worker will be emphasized. At the completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the problem of domestic violence.
  • Utilize screening procedures to identify victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Recognize possible interventions by identifying local, state & national resources available, and by assisting the victim to form a plan for safety, when needed.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Domestic Violence
An Update

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (nonclinical), Massage Therapy (Course No. 3344) Respiratory Therapy, Nursing Home Administrators, and the Council of Certified Nursing Assistants, Provider No. 50-435. It is accepted through complementary board approval by the Florida Board of Midwifery. It is approved by the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; and the Ohio Board of Speech Therapy, Provider No. 50-435. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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