Introduction to Domestic Violence


Allison Bressler, MA – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

May 26, 2022

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This training is an introduction to the dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on the victim.  It will discuss in detail the types of abuse and provide a clear understanding of how the cycle of abuse occurs and how often early warning signs of abuse in relationships can be missed.  Discussion will also touch on insight to batterer behavior. Presenter will share real cases of abusive relationships and examine all ways in which power and control can be used to abuse an intimate partner.  Participants will gain detailed insight as to why victims most often stay with their batterer.   Attendees will learn to assist their clients in recognizing ways to keep victims/survivors safe and how to work towards the road to empowerment and self-determination.

Training Objectives:

·         Identify and define all types of abuse and the dynamics of power and control.
·         Identify the warning signs that someone may be in an abusive relationship.
·         Understand the risk factors associated with leaving an abuser and what prevents victim/survivors from leaving.
·         Understand abuser behaviors and red flags.
·         Learn the components of a safety plan and resources for support.



9:30 AM – 11:15 AM Guided Discussion, Case Studies & Lecture

  • Introduction
  • Defining Abuse
  • National/Local Statistics
  • Identifying Types of Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Technological, Sexual & Financial)
  • Cycle of Abuse and Power & Control

11:15AM – 12:30 PM: Guided Discussion, Case Studies & Lecture

  • Warning Signs of Victimization
  • Risk Factors Associated with Leaving an Abuser
  • Factors that Prevent Victims from Leaving an Abuser
  • Abusive Behavior Red Flags
  • Safety Planning for Various Situations
  • Resources


CEU Hours: 

This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.


About the Speakers:

Allison Bressler, MA is the Co-founder of a NJ based non-profit called A Partnership For Change.  She has 22 years of experience in the field of intimate partner abuse. Prior and since launching and operating A Partnership For Change (APFC), her experience has and continues to include counseling victim/survivors of intimate partner violence and developing and implementing successful and replicable prevention programs. Ms. Bressler has conducting hundreds of presentations, workshops and seminars on intimate partner violence throughout the tri-state area.  She has been a keynote speaker at the Cumberland/Cape May County Prosecutor’s Annual Conference, sat on many domestic violence panels hosted by the Prosecutor’s office throughout NJ including the New Milford’s 3 rd Annual Domestic Violence Symposium and continues to speak to audiences comprised of corporate leaders, police, advocates, students, school administration and clinical staff, community members, civic leaders, state prosecutors, private clinicians, college faculty, and social service professionals in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Bressler continues to support victims within her private practice in northern New Jersey; and has been called upon to serve as an expert witness on domestic violence cases in Bergen, Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties.  She was asked by Scientific American Mind magazine to write their first feature article on intimate partner abuse in affluent communities. Ms. Bressler is a dynamic and insightful speaker on the issue of intimate partner abuse and serves as the lead trainer for APFC while overseeing all of the agency’s programmatic performance measures.


Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you.

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  • May 26, 2022 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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