Syllabus

Introduction to Specialized Faith Based Studies

JCCAE
(DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SKILLS Training)
#JC1020

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

JCCAE offers courses by distance learning and by classroom instruction.  JCCAE is accredited by Trinity Theological Seminary and distance learning students can opt to take our courses for certifications or the student can earn a degree using them through Trinity Theological Seminary.

 

All courses through the JCCAE have college credit hours included for each course.  If the student wishes to have his hours matriculated, it can be put toward a degree. 

 

The Joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education is an approved “ceu” provider through the Texas State Board of Examiners and the Texas Department of Health for Professional Counselors, Family and Marriage Therapists and Social Workers.  Required yearly “ceu” hours can be earned through taking this course.        

 

I.               Course Description

Domestic Violence Skills Training is a three-credit course that focuses on the basics of delivering instruction in domestic violence recognition and prevention techniques. It is primarily intended for students of counseling, crisis care and life skills education.  The course prerequisite is full admission to graduate standing or permission from the instructor. 

II.              The Domestic Violence skills training and explains what domestic violence is, it’s         

                  affects and it gives you the latest in statistics.  It explains the: who, what, where,

                  when and how domestic violence occurs and how society sees the victims and

                  what the law is doing to protect those who are abused.  You will learn about signs

                  and symptoms of child, adult and elderly abuse.

II.            Goals and Learning Outcomes

The overall goal of #JC1020 is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, assess, evaluate, and counsel during domestic violence, at a faith based level. The measurable learning outcomes used to determine the degree to which this goal is being met follow:

  • Students will describe basics in domestic violence care.

  • Students will apply recognized skills to domestic violence.

  • Students will recognize signs and symptoms of domestic violence 

  • Students will recognize the counseling techniques in

  • Students will apply counseling techniques to victims of  domestic violence

III.         Required Readings

  • The domestic violence skills training manual 

  • Selected course handouts by instructor

IV.    Overall Structure of the Course

The course is designed to provide students with a variety of contexts for understanding and evaluating the process of domestic violence. Students will be expected to apply all terms and concepts presented in the course to their profession on a daily basis.   

V.      Classroom Course Requirements

Students are required to take this course and participate in discussion, take examinations, and complete any assigned work.  Students are expected to complete any required weekly readings before class, ask questions, and turn in assignments on time.

Homework
Graded homework will be assigned as required. The homework must be turned in the following class session.

Examinations
The test will cover material from the first half of the course and should take approximately 1 hour to complete. The final exam will be comprehensive and may take the total time allotted for a class session.

 

Distant Learning Requirement

 

Students can take courses online or through an approved, certified JCCAE instructor through classroom instruction. The test must be taken and sent to the office of JCCAE for grading.  A passing grade of 75% must be met.  Test scores will be recorded and applied to your degree program.

 

Certifications:  JCCAE offers certifications for each specialized subject in Faith Based Education and Counseling. Once the course has been taken by distance learning and the test has been taken and sent to JCCAE and a grade of 75% has been met, the certificate will be mailed to you.  The certificate will have the registration number printed directly on the certificate.       

VI.    Course Policies

For classroom instruction, homework will not be accepted after the due date.  Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. 

The examinations must be taken as scheduled on this syllabus and as announced in class.

Exceptions will only be made in extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor.  Make-up exams will differ from those given in class, but will cover the same material.  The examinations are open book. 

Students who have disabilities requiring special arrangements for class participation or test administration should notify the instructor of the need for such arrangements at the beginning of the semester.  

Students in this course should be familiar with the policies on Academic Responsibility and violations of academic responsibility in this course will be handled accordingly.  

VII.   Assessment and Grading

Students will be evaluated on assignments and examinations.  The examinations will be objectively scored using a scoring key.  The assignments will be graded on a scale from 0 to 100, reflecting percent of possible points earned.  Grades will be assigned using the following weights:

Homework

30%

Exams

70%

Grades will be assigned as follows:

90%

A

85%

B+

80%

B

75%

C+

70%

C

65%

D+

60%

D

VIII.  Course Outline

Topics for each class meeting are listed below.  However, circumstances may call for a departure from this schedule. Any changes to the schedule will be made in advance.  Homework assignments will be handed out one week prior to the due date.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1:  UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE…………………………….10

What constitutes “Domestic”…………………………………………………………………….12

Ethnicity and Domestic Violence ……………….………………………………………………13

The Impact of Domestic Violence ………………………………………………………………13

What Is Domestic Violence ……………………………………………………………………..14

 

CHAPTER 2: Domestic HOMICIDES …………………………………………………...16

 
Situations of Domestic Murder Suicide…………………………………………………………17
Risk Factors ……………………………………………………………………………………..18

Domestic Homicide of Male Spouses by Females………………………………………………19  

Women Who Kill Their Batterers …………………………………………………………….…22

Victim logy of the Male ………………………………………………………………………....24

Common Implements of Spousal Homicide …………………………………………………….24

 

CHAPTER 3: Dating violence ………………………………………………………..25

 

Dating Violence, What is it? …………………………………………………………………….25

Dating Violence Statistics ……………………………………………………………………….27

Adult Dating Violence …………………………………………………………………………..28

Belief systems and attitudes …………………………………………………………………… .29

Lack of knowledge about dating Violence ……………………………………………………...30

Substance use by dating partners ………………………………………………………………..30

The seriousness of the dating relationship ………………………………………………………30

Influence of peers ………………………………………………………………………………..30

Pornography ……………………………………………………………………………………..30

Vulnerability to abuse …………………………………………………………………………...31

Potential Warning Signs of Dating Abuse ………………………………………………………31

The Consequences of Dating Violence ………………………………………………………….32

 

CHAPTER 4: Domestic violence and children ……………………………….35

 

Facts About Domestic Violence and Children ………………………………………………….35

Witnessing Abuse ……………………………………………………………………………….35

The Effect of Witnessing Abuse ………………………………………………………………..37

Cause of Traumatic Stress ………………………………………………………………………38

PTSD Impact of Domestic Violence on Children ………………………………………………39

Behavioral ………………………………………………………………………………………39

Cognitive and attitudinal problems ……………………………………………………………..40

Long-term problems …………………………………………………………………………….40

Protective factors ………………………………………………………………………………..41

Age of the child …………………………………………………………………………………41

Infants and Toddlers …………………………………………………………………………….41

Teens …………………………………………………………………………………………….42

Elapsed time since exposure …………………………………………………………………….43

Gender …………………………………………………………………………………………..43

Presence of child physical or sexual abuse ……………………………………………………...43

 

CHAPTER 5: STALKING ……………………………………………………………………52

Wording …………………………………………………………………………………………55

Who commits "domestic violence" ……………………………………………………………..55

Meaning of "domestic violence" ………………………………………………………………..56

Meaning of "stalking" …………………………………………………………………………..56

Examples of conduct ……………………………………………………………………………57

Certain persons deemed to have fear ……………………………………………………………57

Origin and current status of stalking laws ………………………………………………………57

Victim assistance and law enforcement ………………………………………………………...58

 

CHAPTER 6: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE ……………………………………………………

 

Types of abuse

Physical abuse

Psychological abuse

Emotional abuse

Sexual abuse

Economic

Classification of Abusive Behaviors

Overt vs. Covert abuse

Explicit vs. Stealth or Ambient abuse

Projective vs. Directional abuse

Cathartic vs. Functional abuse

Pattern (or structured) vs. Stochastic (or Random) abuse

Monovalent vs. Polyvalent abuse

Characteristic (personal style) vs. typical abuse

Normative vs. Deviant abuse

Risk Factors for Domestic Violence

Individuals At Risk

Who Abuse?

Symptoms of Abuse

Physical Symptoms

Violence Wheel

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