COVID-19 and Domestic Violence: Causes, Consequences and Interventions

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

2 Hours | 2 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Domestic violence is a complex and significant societal problem and public health issue. During the era of COVID-19, there is growing concern that the psychosocial stressors associated with this global pandemic may increase the risk of domestic violence. This potential escalation in the incidence of domestic violence emphasizes the need for greater awareness of this topic among professionals working within criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings. 

Grounded in the available research literature on domestic violence and COVID-19, this training (a) identifies possible causes and associated consequences and (b) reviews screening and intervention options appropriate for those directly and indirectly impacted by domestic violence during this worldwide pandemic. 

Other important topics considered throughout this training include barriers to domestic violence disclosure, chaotic household dynamics, economic uncertainty, home confinement, housing instability, impact on children who witness family violence, loneliness, psychiatric comorbidity, relational conflict, sleep deprivation, social isolation, substance misuse, and employment uncertainty. Case studies and professional observations are highlighted throughout this program to enhance the learning outcomes of attendees.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the warning signs, risk factors, and definitional features of domestic violence

Describe how psychosocial stressors associated with COVID-19 may increase the risk of domestic violence

Describe screening options for those impacted by domestic violence

Describe appropriate intervention, protective, and resilience factors for those impacted by domestic violence

Describe empirically-based research findings and current gaps in knowledge of domestic violence during the era of COVID-19


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...

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