Course Description: This course examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization. The course describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and the age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.
Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Matthew J. Breiding, PhD, Sharon G. Smith, PhD, Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, Mikel L. Walters, PhD, Jieru Chen, MS, and Melissa T. Merrick, PhD
Content Publisher(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Breiding is a behavioral scientist and serves as team lead of the Traumatic Brain Injury Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP). He began his career at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, assigned to CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention. Dr. Breiding received a bachelor of science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, and master's and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. He completed a post-doctoral clinical residency at the Washington University in St. Louis Student Health and Counseling Center. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. He has coauthored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, government reports, and book chapters, and has received a number of awards for his work in public health.
Dr. Basile serves as the Lead Behavioral Scientist of the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She served as acting team lead of the Etiology Team and then served as permanent team lead for seven years before the division reorganized and she moved to lead the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of DVP. Dr. Basile received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and her Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has authored or coauthored more than 80 presentations, journal articles, chapters, reports, and other publications.
Dr. Merrick is a behavioral scientist with the Surveillance Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Merrick received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.