Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence

Self-paced learning course by House of Ruth Maryland. Sponsored by Comcast.


Recognizing the signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) goes beyond identifying bruises or waiting for someone to show up in the emergency room. It’s not a single moment in time, but a pattern of actions that compound.

About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.¹ Victims span all socioeconomic and education levels, racial demographics, genders and age groups.

To recognize and respond to IPV, it’s vital to understand the types of abuse, ways power and control are used to perpetuate it, and how IPV and sexual violence intersect.

During this free, self-paced learning course, you’ll learn you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify essential elements of intimate partner violence
  • Understand how sexual assault connects to intimate partner violence
  • Recognize ways society impacts our views on violence against women
  • Determine appropriate responses to victims of intimate partner violence

¹Center for Disease Control, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey


Obtaining CEUs

Licensed clinical social workers can receive three category two CEUs for completing the Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence course for an administration fee of $50.00.