Course Details

Course Description

Domestic violence is an issue that many of us have encountered either personally or through a friend or family member, but few people fully understand why and how domestic violence happens.  For those of us who work with survivors of domestic violence, the question we hear most often is “why would anyone stay in an abusive relationship?” Many myths and misperceptions surround this issue, and as long as we are focused on the wrong questions, we will never be able to find the right answers to end domestic violence. This e-learning module seeks to shed light on the root cause of domestic violence and to invite people to join the movement to create a world in which everyone is safe in their intimate relationships.

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5

The module should take approximately 90 minutes to complete and is approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for 1.5 continuing education hours for domestic violence advocates.  After completing the module you will have the option to take a quiz and download a certificate of completion.


Those who complete the course will be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States and in Georgia, and discuss the intersection of oppression and domestic violence
  • Identify the definition and dynamics of domestic violence, outline abusive tactics, and uncover myths and facts
  • Explain the barriers that prevent survivors from leaving an abusive relationship
  • Describe the basics of how to support survivors of domestic violence. 

Indended Audience

This e-learning module is a great tool for advocates, volunteers and community members who are new to the domestic violence movement.

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