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Working with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

  • Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room | 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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The San Fernando Valley District (a suburb of Los Angeles)  of CSCSW invites you to attend:  Working with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Presenter: Robyn Altmann, LCSW


Robyn Altmann, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles – Family Violence Project. She is the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Field Work education. Her responsibilities include management of an outpatient counseling office as well as two emergency shelter sites and a transitional shelter. She is also involved in program development, maintaining grant contractual obligations and the program budget. She also coordinates, is a trainer, and develops curriculum for Family Violence Project’s California state-mandated 40 hour domestic violence training. Ms. Altmann also provides consultation and additional training to community groups, program volunteers and other professionals. She coordinates the graduate MSW fieldwork program within the agency and acts as the external contact for all participating colleges and universities.

Summary of Presentation:

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or other factors. This presentation will include updated research on the prevalence and impact of IPV. Special populations such as male victims, older adults, people with disabilities, and children will also be included. Will provide general information about IPV using an interactive format. Other topics will include the dynamics of domestic violence, warning signs of abuse and reasons that and abused person stays. Best practice techniques for intervention with both adult victims and their children will be covered. The presentation will be interactive with opportunities for discussion provided throughout. Ms. Altmann can be reached at raltmann@jfsla.org or 818 789 1293.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to recognize the warning signs of intimate partner violence.
  • Participants will learn and understand the dynamics of intimate partner violence.
  • Participants will learn to recognize the impact upon adult victims and their children.
  • Participant will learn to recognize the global impact of intimate partner violence
  • Participants will learn about the best practice interventions.


The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room is located at 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (The Community Room is located on the 1st level near the Cheesecake Factory and beyond the the Paul Mitchell and ATM). VALIDATION FOR ALL DAY FREE PARKING will be given at the meeting.

RSVP to DISTRICT CO-COORDINATORS: Co-COORDINATORs: - Gloria Gesas, LCSW 818 990-1053 or gegesaslcsw@gmail.com | Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW 818 783-1881 or tmoradia@ucla.edu or REGISTER AT: http://clinicalsocialworksociety.org/event-2190605

RSVP is Preferred

All are welcome and may attend at no charge. Students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing. All are welcome at CSCSW District meetings free of charge and regardless of geography. All clinical disciplines are welcome. Members earn 2.0 CE credits at no cost. Credits for non-members is $20 for 2.0 CE credits. 

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 12: LaShonda Coleman, LCSW from the UCLA Rape Treatment Center. Same time and location

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