DUPLICATE Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation 8/6/2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time


This is a virtual Training being held via ZOOM.

Credit Hours: 3.0

Presenter: Darlene Thomas, M.S.S.W

Date: August 6th, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern


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Course Title: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Course Description: The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The course will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This course fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals.

Credit Hours: 3.0

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Cost: $75.00


  • 1.5 hours – Uninterrupted instruction
  • .5 hour – Break
  • 1.5 hours – Uninterrupted instruction

This course is designed for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselors, and other helping professionals at basic, intermediate, advanced, and clinical levels.

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 – 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive three continuing education credits.

This workshop is also approved for 3.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work; the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology; the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board; and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.


Darlene Thomas, M.S.S.W  – Since December 2004, Darlene B. Thomas, has served as the Executive Director, for the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program in Lexington, Kentucky. In her 20+year career as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault she has been responsible for direct service in the areas of counseling, legal advocacy, crisis intervention, financial literacy and public education. Her administrative duties began in 1993 by coordinating rural services to survivors, developing community collaborations, and education intervention programs. Her most recent responsibilities include oversight of programs and staff management for residential, non-residential, rural, legal, medical, children, and immigrant services. Ms. Thomas provides leadership for multiple community collaborations and committees; provides expert testimony on legal cases; and facilitates professional development training local, state and national forums. She has traveled to Constanta, Romania twice as a consultant regarding the development and implementation of a domestic violence service delivery system that included government and community stakeholders. She is Central Regional Vice President and Legislative Chair for the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association Board of Directors. Ms. Thomas earned a B.A. in Sociology from Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, and an M.S.S.W in Social Work Administration from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

Additional Course Information
Upon registration and payment for this course, the Zoom URL link located within the course module will grant you access to the live interactive webinar. This link will be active five minutes prior to the scheduled time of the course. If you experience any technical issues related to this virtual course, please contact Lydia Wade at Lydia.Whitman@uky.edu.

Completion of a course evaluation is required. All participants will receive their certificates of completion within 7-10 business days after the conclusion of the workshop at the e-mail address provided during registration.

Refund Policy
We are unable to issue refunds for missed classes. If you must miss the course, please contact us at Molly.Bode2@uky.edu before the class is set to begin. You will be issued a course credit which must be used within 1 year of the purchase date. Any credits not used within 1 year of the purchase date will be forfeited.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that this course is canceled, you will be contacted and given the option of a full refund, or course credit to be used within 1 year.

To report a grievance, contact Ashley Cruickshank at Ashley.Carr@uky.edu or call (859) 257-5860.

Contact Molly Bode at Molly.Bode2@uky.edu with any questions regarding this course, registration assistance, or to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities.