CE1008FL | Contact Hours: 2
Domestic Violence: The Florida Requirement
The purpose of this course is to educate health care professionals on domestic violence. Upon completion of this course, the health care provider will be able to:
1. Define domestic violence and understand the frequency in which domestic violence can be observed for both victims and perpetrators.
2. Understand the general prevalence of domestic violence on both national and Florida state levels.
3. Summarize Florida state law as it relates to domestic violence.
4. Describe appropriate screening methods to identify victims and be able to assess for perpetrators of domestic violence.
5. Identify local Florida resources currently available for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse including shelters, victim counseling, batterer counseling, advocacy groups, legal aid and child protective services.
Sara Hilgenberg, LPN
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
Learners must review the course material, complete the post-test and score 70% or better and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours.
APPROVAL STATEMENT (ACCREDITATION INFORMATION)
CE Leaders is Florida Board of Nursing Approved with CE Provider Number (#50-33450).
This course fulfills the Florida requirement for 2 hours of continuing education in Domestic Violence.
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP
No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.
Domestic violence can be seen in every community nationwide, affecting individuals regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, religion or nationality. Domestic violence is believed to be vastly underreported for reasons of fear, embarrassment, a lack of understanding and economic dependency. Domestic violence includes economic, physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse of children, adults, or elders. It causes deterioration of psychological and physical health, a decreased quality of life and in some cases, death. An estimated 10 million people per year in the United States are victims of domestic violence (1). As many as one in four women and one in ten men are victims of domestic violence (1). From 2016 through 2018 the number of domestic violence victimizations in the United States increased by 42% (1). Because of these statistics, we know that it is very likely that every health care professional will at some point treat a patient who has been victimized or has perpetrated domestic violence. Health care professionals should be aware of how to identify these individuals and implement effective plans of action and help these patients safely recover.
1. If you are in danger, please contact 911, if you feel safe and comfortable doing so, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or, your local/state hotline.
2. For emergency services or information about domestic violence in Florida:
Florida Domestic Violence Hotline
Florida Relay 711
TDD Hotline: 1-800-621-4202
3. For a list of Florida domestic violence centers by county, visit:
4. Mandatory Reporters:
Phone: 800-96-ABUSE or 800-962-2873
Web reporting: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
5. Florida Department of Children and Families
6. Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Phone: 850 414 2000
7. Elder Helpline: 800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)
8. Report Elder Abuse: 800-96-ABUSE or 800-962-2873
9. Statewide Senior Legal Helpline: 888-895-7873
10. Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Toll Free: 888-831-0404
11. Florida Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
866-966-7226 (toll-free in Florida)
12. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
13. Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
14. LGBT Victim National Help Center
National Hotline: 888-843- 4564
Hours: Monday – Friday: 4 pm – 12 am Eastern Time
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
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