Recognizing the Signs of Dating Abuse

Recognizing the Signs of Dating Abuse: How School Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Can Help Students in Violent Relationships

Course Expiration Date: 1/31/20

This course is free.  

Course Description: This course explores the concept of dating violence, the difference between child abuse and dating violence, the effects of dating violence, and resources for healthcare professionals.

Instructors:  Amanda Callahan, MA

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers and Counselors and Therapists

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • verbalize the basics of dating violence.
  • recognize the warning signs of a violent or unhealthy relationship.
  • state how to assist a student in getting help about an unhealthy relationship.

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Massage Therapists:  This program has been approved for 1.2  hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy.  SC State Provider Number is 2  Expires 6/30/2020.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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