Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence 2019

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Practicing Law Institute
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Family/DV

Participants will learn how to interview and counsel domestic violence survivors in meetings with their clients. A companion course will teach participants how to develop and execute a strategy for handling domestic violence cases in court.

This massive open online course (MOOC) is free to anyone who wants to learn more about how to meet the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. The course will be held online from Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd. The daily schedule is flexible. You can participate any time day or night. Plan for 30 to 60 minutes per day, see timed agenda below for details.

CLE Credit will be issued automatically upon completing all content in this program. Partial credit is not available.

What You Will Learn

Identify the range of situations that constitute domestic violence
Understand the range of behaviors that a domestic violence survivor may exhibit and manage their own responses to these behaviors
Empower clients to set their own goals
Put a legal plan in place to support your clients’ goals
Respond and react when clients raise issues of threats, imminent harm, and child abuse
Handle situations when clients do not respond or do not show up for planned meetings or court dates
How to take care of yourself during and after working with domestic violence survivors so you can continue to provide services to these clients