A World Health Organization and United Nations’ Report (2006) indicates that violence against women is “severe, pervasive and worldwide.” At least one in three women is subjected to intimate partner violence in the course of her lifetime. Women subjected to violence are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs and report sexual dysfunction, suicide attempts, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and central nervous system disorders. Partner abuse is also associated with increased levels of depression, anxiety and eating and personality disorders. Partner abuse is often hidden and only a small fraction is reported to the authorities.
This is a 3 CEU Course and will be reflected as such on the Certificate of Completion.