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Technology: A New Weapon in the Hands of Domestic Abusers

2 CEUs - Think you know about domestic violence? Not so fast. Technological advancement has ushered in a sea change of novel tactics and tools used by batterers and stalkers to control, harass, and intimidate another. And for the first time in history, they can do it from a distance. Do you know how to keep victims safe in an age where fists are no longer needed?

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Violence against women has been around as long as…well, as long as women have been around. And the reasons haven’t changed much over the millennia. But the past 30 years of technological advancement has ushered in a sea change of novel tactics and tools used by batterers and stalkers to control, harass, and intimidate another. And for the first time in history, they can do it from a distance. This course, written for therapists, contains useful information for all women and those in same-sex relationships who might have an abuser partner…or ex. This course will cover the technologies used, the tactics employed, and the effects on the victims of batterers and stalkers who use the tools afforded by our internet-connected lifestyles.  Some sage advice for potential victims that can be shared by therapists is included to help avoid one becoming a victim.

Description

Violence against women has been around as long as…well, as long as women have been around. And the reasons haven’t changed much over the millennia. But the past 30 years of technological advancement has ushered in a sea change of novel tactics and tools used by batterers and stalkers to control, harass, and intimidate another. And for the first time in history, they can do it from a distance. This course, written for therapists, contains useful information for all women and those in same-sex relationships who might have an abuser partner…or ex. This course will cover the technologies used, the tactics employed, and the effects on the victims of batterers and stalkers who use the tools afforded by our internet-connected lifestyles.  Some sage advice for potential victims that can be shared by therapists is included to help avoid one becoming a victim.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the various technologies employed by batterers and stalkers as well as the various techniques to control, harass and intimidate their victims.
  • Participants will be able to understand and appreciate the prevalence of stalking behaviors using technology.
  • Participants will be able to appreciate the difference, in general, between male victims of stalking and female victims of stalking.
  • Participants will gain insight into the effects of technological stalking on victims.
  • Participants will learn some practical advice for victims and potential victims to avoid or minimize the ability of stalkers and batterers to use technology to control, harass, and intimidate their victims.

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