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Madison Goodmiller
Training and Continuing Education Coordinator
Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
858-527-1860 ext. 4034

Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life: Building Resilience and Recovery 

This webinar will discuss intimate partner violence in later life and how to build resilience and recovery for victims. Those 65 and older in US represent 40.4 million people. Estimates suggest 1 in 10 older adults have been victimized in some way (Acierno et. al. 2010). As in younger years, the perpetrator is most often a family member or trusted caregiver (WHO, 2018). Incidents of violence are usually a combination of more than one form of abuse. Studies of IPV in the US have not yet examined older adult populations per se. However, studies looking at IPV across the lifespan estimated that 1.4% of women and men aged 55+ were involved in IPV. In Europe, 28% of women older than 60 report some type of maltreatment and 50% of these were IPV (Luoma et al. 2011). Diverse patterns of IPV occur in older adult relationships. Three patterns have been identified based on the timing of when violence enters the victim's life. These patterns include IPV grown old, dysfunctional relationships under stress, and violence from a new partner. When violence enters an individual's life has significant implications in terms of the number and types of barriers to change as well as the number and types of strengths to use in building resilience (Acierno et. al. 2017). Three clinical cases will be used to illustrate these three dynamic patterns and how they influence: barriers to intervention, and strategies for building resilience and recovery into intervention plans.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe three dynamic patterns of IPV in older adulthood.
  • Describe three barriers to disclosure of IPV in older adulthood.
  • Integrate at least three strategies for building resilience into treatment planning.

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: Pearl S. Berman, Ph.D.

Level: Beginning: Appropriate for all attendees as an introduction to a topic

Areas of Emphasis: Older Adults, Violence, Treatment, Resilience

Target Audience: Professionals who work with cases of possible elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation; therapists, counselors

 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.

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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 6/12/2023. For more information about this policy, please contact madisong@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).