This training module presents current research and practice knowledge
on the dynamics of domestic violence. Behavioral and legal definitions
of domestic violence are presented, the cycle of violence is outlined,
and types of domestic violence are described. Additionally, participants
are provided with theoretical information on how perpetrators learn to
utilize domestic violence in their relationships. Finally, discussion
is provided on reasons a victim of domestic violence may remain in an
By the end of this training module, mental health staff will be
1. Define domestic violence and its
2. Recognize types of abusive behavior.
3. Determine how domestic violence is learned.
4. Understand why some victims remain in