Intimate Partner Violence: Hidden Victims of Sexual, Gender, and Relationship Minorities and Special Populations

The Mental Health Community’s efforts to address domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV) have often neglected members of the kink, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (KLGBTIAQ) populations and men.Heterosexual women are primarily targeted for DIPV screening, community support and intervention despite the similar or greater prevalence of DIPV in KLGBTIAQ individuals and its detrimental mental and physical health affects. In this course we will highlight the burden of DIPV in KLGBTIAQ relationships, discuss how KLGBTIAQ and traditional heterosexual relationships, discuss how KLGBTIAQ and traditional heterosexual DIPV differ, and outline steps clinicians can take to address DIPV in their KLGBIAQ patients.

 

Workshops and Lectures Description

Course Objectives

Learn Steps the mental health professional can take to address IPV with special populations

Course Length

3 Hours