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1) Tolliver Anderson

Topic 4 DQ 1 (Obj. 4.1)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health concern. It is essential that counselors can identify and respond to IPV victims competently (Jackson-Cherry & Erford, 2018). According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey twenty-two percent of women and fourteen percent of men endure physical violence by their intimate partner in his/her lifetime (Jackson-Cherry & Erford, 2018). An understanding of IPV can help crisis counselors in using more practical and suitable interventions when working with victims of IPV. I think it is necessary for the counselor to assess each family member for domestic violence that includes both partners and children. Children who become exposed to IPV can experience negative results such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, aggressive behavior, and difficulty in school (Jackson-Cherry & Erford, 2018). In some states when a child is exposed to IPV, it could be considered child abuse and should be reported to authorities. When assessing a client for IPV, the counselor should not ask the client about the violence in front of the abuser doing so can increase harm to the client (Jackson-Cherry & Erford, 2018). And the counselor should not suggest to the client to end his/her relationship as a safe way out of the relationship because injury to the client may increase (Jackson-Cherry & Erford, 2018). However, the client/counselor should come up with an emergency plan in case s/he needs to escape quickly.


Jackson-Cherry, L. R., & Erford, B. T. (2018). Crisis assessment, intervention, and prevention (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.