Dating violence training
This recording described common victim behaviors and dynamics in intimate partner violence cases, as well as their impact on fact finders' assessments of victim credibility.
The presenter discussed the law related to the introduction of expert testimony by the prosecution to explain victim behavior and how to identify experts qualified to testify on this issue.
The course will also be helpful for social service and mental health practitioners who are working with these victims and their families.
The self-paced course includes eight modules with mini-lectures, case studies, video clips, practice scenarios, and opportunities for self-assessment to test mastery of course content. assists you with the grant management process within the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Experienced professionals familiar with victim behavior understand that victims have individual responses to trauma that are often counterintuitive to public expectations, but may be unable or unsure of how to explain this to the jury.
All of these modules will include up to date research, practices, role-plays, and reflective questions so that providers, clinicians, and extenders can build on their competency in delivering relationally based care for individuals, couples, and families.
Expert testimony to explain victim behavior is often the best way to dispel myths and assist the jury to make an informed decision based on the evidence, viewed in its proper context.