Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Rethinking Victim Assistance for LGBTQ Victims of Hate Violence & Intimate Partner Violence


Course Description: This course is intended to help gain a better understanding of the victim services provided to LGBTQ victims of crime throughout the United States. The focus of this course is on the crimes of hate violence and intimate partner violence against LGBTQ people. This course confirms that gaps in services for LGBTQ victims of violence exist and shows the need for culturally competent service provision through LGBTQ and mainstream service providers’ collaboration. These gaps in services compromise the safety of LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what is known through published literature on hate violence and intimate partner violence against LGBTQ people
  • Explain the reasons why more is not known about the victimization of LGBTQ people and the responses to them

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

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): Mitru Ciarlante, and Kim Fountain, PhD

Content Publisher(s): National Center for Victims of Crime and National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Ms. Ciarlante has more than 25 years of leadership experience in programs advocating for child and youth victims, which includes creating a comprehensive children's advocacy program model, starting a statewide children's advocacy task force, establishing peer education programs, and organizing a statewide youth activist network. Ms. Ciarlante is chair of the Research and Best Practices Committee of the Vision of Hope Fund of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. She is an advisor to the Teen Dating Violence Research Project of the National Institute of Justice and to the Portland State University Situational Prevention Model for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Research Project.

Dr. Fountain is the executive director of Pride Center of Vermont, a statewide center that celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for LGBTQ Vermonters. Prior to this, she was the deputy director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project in charge of community organizing, public advocacy, and client services. She earned a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology.

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), 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.

American Psychological Association
CEmobile, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
CEmobile, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0454.
The Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations allow a LMSW or LCSW to complete no more than one-third of the required hours as self-study in each registration period. This would translate to a limit of 12 hours for a typical 36-month registration period.
A New York State LMSW or LCSW is responsible for complying with New York laws, rules and regulations.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
CEmobile, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6879. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CEmobile, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The following are California BBS-recognized approval agencies:
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
American Psychological Association (APA)

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