(WEBINAR) Impacts of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) on Children and Parenting: Strategies for Increased Safety and Healing


CE Type: SW, IACET, APA, CPRP                # of CE's: 4.0 CE's      0.4 IACET CE's


About This Course

IPSV impacts on children can be physical or psychological, compromising development and life-long health. Violence against mother is identified as an adverse childhood experience (ACE) in research correlating early adversities with adult physical and mental illness. IPSV affects parenting and is a risk factor for child maltreatment. While IPSV survivors strive to protect their children, they benefit from concrete strategies to prevent abuse and mitigate its effects. Informed provider responses can increase safety for IPSV-affected adults and children and open paths to healing.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Increase awareness that IPSV-exposed children not only “witness” abuse, but often are profoundly hurt by the defining dynamic in their significant adults’ relationships and life at home
  2. Increase understanding IPSV as potential trauma to children, interrupting attachment and developmental trajectories and possibly resulting in life-long harm
  3. Increase awareness of IPSV impact on parenting and the health of the non-offending parent-child relationship
  4. Introduce fundamentals of IPSV disclosures and trauma-informed response
  5. Explore strategies to increase safety for IPSV-affected individuals and their families and to promote healthy parenting for long-term healing
  6. Review resources and Philadelphia referrals to support IPSV-impacted individuals and their children


Intended Audience: 

Health and human service providers, especially those who support children, pregnant women, and youth/adults with children.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.4 CEU = 4.0 Training Hours)

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4.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 4.0 General continuing education credits.

The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN), provider #4158280, is approved by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 4.0 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): ## - DOMAIN TITLE.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity

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January 11, 2024

(WEBINAR) Impacts of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) on Children and Parenting: Strategies for Increased Safety and Healing