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Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse for Florida Health Professionals

Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse for Florida Health Professionals

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
This package addresses Florida's requirements for NPs and RNs, including HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing, and Workplace Impairment. Learn more.



Time to Complete

3 hours


May 25, 2017


May 25, 2020

Important Notice

This course is NOT approved to meet the Child Abuse Education requirement for health care professionals in New York State.

Maximum Credits

3.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
3.00 / CE for Nurses
3.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by AKH Inc.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

Program Description

This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect are described and categorized with physical and behavioral symptoms. Opportunities for preventive education and support are described. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in the states of Florida and Kentucky, and provides a general background of information that is applicable to health care professionals residing in any portion of the United States.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors.

Educational Objectives

After the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

1. Define domestic violence, child abuse and neglect
2. Identify the primary components of the power and control wheel and the phases of abuse
3. Differentiate the defining characteristics for physical, sexual, psychological and environmental abuse
4. Describe the characteristics of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse and neglect
5. Describe the major implications, interventions, and healthcare responsibilities related to child abuse and neglect
6. Identify where to locate community, regional and national resources available for those affected by abuse
7. Describe how to report suspected child abuse or neglect in the state in which the health care professional practices and obtain relevant state information

Accredited Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN
Dr. Ebener teaches courses in nursing, healthcare and statistical analysis. She is currently employed at ECPI University College of Nursing in Lake Mary, Florida. She holds a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Dr. Ebener discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, respectfully acknowledges Lori L. Ley, RNC, MSN and Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM for their original contributions to the creation and review of this activity in 2011. Since that time, Dr. Ebener has been the sole faculty to review and update the content.

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN - Lead Nurse Planner of AKH has nothing to disclose.

AKH Staff and Planners have nothing to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME.




CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 3.00 contact hours.

Florida Nurses:
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education through the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-2560. This activity is awarded 3.00 contact hours.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

Designation Statement

This program is accredited for 3.00 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #11213-17.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


AKH Inc. courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.

Method of Participation

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at


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