Continuing Education

Understanding Domestic Violence as Social Work Professional

FSU’s first free massive open online course (MOOC), “Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Work Professional” examines the public health issue of domestic violence.The MOOC is free and open to the public. The eight-module course uses Blackboard’s Open Education platform and provides a graphic-rich environment, videos, interactive training elements, online resources and a certificate of training upon completion.

Clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors in Florida who complete the course can earn continuing education credits. Professionals in other states can submit the training certificate to their own accrediting entities.

Florida State developed the MOOC to educate the community about the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and to provide victim resources for social service professionals and the public

The university’s Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS), College of Social Work, College of Communication and Information and Office of Distance Learning (ODL) collaborated on the project. ODL provided funding for the course.

Users can create a free account to access the MOOC here.