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Arianna Yunker
Training and Continuing Education Coordinator
Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
858-527-1860 ext. 4570

Upcoming Events

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Think Tank 2022 |  Saturday, 27 August 2022 | Hyatt Regency La Jolla @ Aventine, San Diego

It's Alienation Clearly - or is it? | Presented by Madelyn Simring Milchman, Ph.D. | 11 October 2022

Using a Biopsychosocial Framework to Understand the Causes and Consequences of Victimization | Presented by Chad Posick, Ph.D. | 1 November 2022

Understanding the Intersection Between Human Trafficking and Sexual Offending | Presented by Katherine Gomez, Ph.D., and Katie Gotch, MA | 6 December 2022

Other upcoming trainings to be announced! 

Keeping the Frontlines Healthy: The Impact of COVID and MDT Professionals and PPE Best Practices| Presented by: Tyler Counsil Ed.D. | TBD










Understanding Post-Separation Abuse

Systems of care are geared toward helping survivors leave abusive relationships. However, abuse does not necessarily end with separation. Abuse and harassment frequently escalates following separation, with an increased risk for lethality. Mother/ child dyads face unique barriers to safety following separation from an abusive partner as they continue to navigate civil legal systems that regulate custody and co-parenting. The purpose of this presentation is to provide practitioners (domestic violence advocates, child welfare professionals, court professionals, and health care professionals) with an overview of the literature on postseparation abuse, tactics and consequences of post-separation abuse, directions for future research, and practical applications to support the safety and health of survivors and their children. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe 3 key non-physical tactics of post-separation abuse.
  • Describe at least 3 functional consequences of post-separation abuse
  • Identify 2 ways practitioners can intervene to promote health and safety of survivors experiencing post-separation abuse

This training consists of a 90 min presentation and up to 30-min Q&A to allow interaction between the presenters and participants in real time.  

Presenter: Kathryn J. Spearman, MSN, RN, PhD Student

Level: Intermediate: Appropriate for attendees who have basic information on a topic and have some experience in the field

Areas of Emphasis: Intimate partner violence, post-separation abuse 

Target Audience: This webinar is intended for practitioners including domestic violence advocates, child welfare workers, family court professionals, and health care professionals.

 Earn up to 2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours!

NPEIV Certificate Series

This Webinar is part of the NPEIV Certificate Program and earns up to 2.0 credit hours towards the 8.0 hrs requirement. For more information, visit our website.

Registration Discounts Available

NPEIV offers student and military discounts upon request and proof of eligibility. To submit proof of eligibility and request a discount code, please contact jori@ivatcenters.org.

Cancellation Policy for Paid Events

Registrations cancelled within 5 days of initial sign-up and no more than 48 hours pior to the close of registration will receive a full refund less a 3% credit card transaction fee. Registrations cancelled after this period, but prior to the event start time, will not receive a refund but may have the option to transfer registration fee to another NPEIV Webinar. Registration for this event closes on 7/26/22. For more information about this policy, please contact jori@ivatcenters.org

Continuing Education

IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now accepts American Psychological Association continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737). IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600). IVAT is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) to sponsor continuing education for certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors (Provider #IS-03-499-0223).