Certification in Domestic Violence Trauma
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship (National Domestic Violence Hotline).
Certification in Domestic Violence require that applicants have an understanding of domestic violence and its impact on the victim's psychological, behavioral and cognitive functioning. The Certification in Domestic Violence falls under the Academy Certification Programs in Traumatic Stress Specialities. Professionals applying for Certification in Domestic Violence need to document their knowledge, experience, education and training in the area of domestic violence. Resumes should include relevant information in each of these areas and supporting documentation should be included with each application.
Members who achieve Certification in Domestic Violence Trauma may represent their credential as follows:
Michael Clark, M.A., D.V.T.
Certified in Domestic Violence Trauma
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management
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