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Purpose
This module presents information regarding the appropriate screening and assessment of children who have witnessed domestic violence. Additionally it presents information on understanding how domestic violence affects parenting skills and how to assess the relationship between child abuse and domestic violence. Safety planning information for children is provided and description of appropriate clinical interventions is given.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training module, mental health workers will be able to:
     1. Identify the impact of domestic violence on different ages of children.
     2. Identify appropriate screening and assessment tools to use with children.
     3. Discuss how domestic violence negatively affects parenting skills.
     4. Discuss the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse.
     5. Describe appropriate clinical interventions to employ with children.