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S24-202 Healing-Centered Practice with Victims/Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CEs

200 Adults, Couples & Families
Laurie M. Graham, PhD, MSW
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



In this interactive virtual workshop, Dr. Laurie Graham will introduce attendees to the definition, prevalence, and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and discuss healing-centered ways to support IPV victims/survivors with diverse identities. Workshop attendees will learn and practice skills for identifying IPV and supporting victims/survivors; develop knowledge of local, state, and national resources for individuals impacted by IPV; and gain an understanding of the trauma stewardship framework for coping with secondary trauma exposure.  



Laurie M. Graham, PhD, MSW Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Graham is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  Her research interests include sexual and intimate partner violence and fatality prevention. Dr. Graham employs an intersectional lens to address violence prevention and has a particular interest in the development and evaluation of programs and policies that seek to prevent multiple forms of violence among young people. Dr. Graham emphasizes community-engaged and participatory methods in her work.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:50-9:00 Log on 

9:00-9:15: Welcome participants, review the agenda and learning objectives, remind participants about self-care during the workshop, and cover key terms concerning people who use or experience intimate partner violence (IPV) 

9:15-9:45: Define IPV and related forms of violence and describe IPV prevalence  

9:45-10:00: Describe the social ecological model and intersectionality and their relationship to IPV response and prevention  

10:00-10:30: Describe consequences and dynamics of IPV 

10:30-10:45 BREAK 

10:45-11:15: Discuss key services for people who experience IPV and the LIVES response framework 

11:15-11:45: Introduce principles of trauma-informed care and healing-centered engagement as they relate to responding to IPV

11:45-12:05: Introduce the trauma stewardship framework and conclude 

12:05-12:15: Question and answer period 

12:15 Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define and identify signs of intimate partner violence (IPV), taking into account diverse identities. 

  • Describe the prevalence and potential consequences of IPV as well as resources for victims/survivors.  

  • Practice introductory skills for supporting victims/survivors of IPV in healing-centered and culturally responsive ways.  

  • Describe relationships between vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and trauma stewardship. 

  • Access tools for both assessing well-being and developing individualized plans for coping within the trauma stewardship framework.  

Bibliography & References


Baird, K., & Kracen, A. C. (2006). Vicarious traumatization and secondary traumatic stress: A research synthesis. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 19(2), 181-188.

Bride, B. E. (2007). Prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among social workers. Social Work, 52(1), 63-70.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). The Social-Ecological Model: A prevention framework.

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Kelly, U. A. (2011). Theories of intimate partner violence: From blaming the victim to acting against injustice: Intersectionality as an analytic framework. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(3), E29-E51.

Leemis R.W., Friar N., Khatiwada S., Chen M.S., Kresnow M., Smith S.G., Caslin, S., & Basile, K.C. (2022). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2016/2017 report on intimate partner violence. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sansbury, B. S., Graves, K., & Scott, W. (2015). Managing traumatic stress responses among clinicians: Individual and organizational tools for self-care. Trauma, 17(2), 114-122.

Van Dernoot Lipsky, L., & Burk.C. (2009). Trauma stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.



Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after 2/29/24 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

*Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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