• Be an Ally

    Thanks to your close and trusted relationships with clients, you can serve as their first line of support during difficult and dangerous situations.

  • Gain Confidence

    Knowledge is power. Knowing what steps to take when faced with a tough situation will help you feel more confident. Clients will feel it. Co-workers will feel it. This ripple effect is a good thing.

  • Inspire Client Loyalty

    Showing that you genuinely care for your clients’ well-being is the right thing to do. But it has the added benefit of helping you build a loyal customer base.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship you are not alone. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline now at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | TheHotline.org. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome Message

  • 2


    • Introduction

    • Introduction p. 2

    • Why Us?

    • Why Us? p. 2

    • What do I need to know?

    • The Time is Now

    • Activity

    • Activity p. 2

  • 3

    Learning Objectives

    • By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • 4

    Lesson 1: Domestic Abuse Defined

    • What is Domestic Abuse?

    • Who is Involved?

    • Why Does Domestic Abuse Occur?

    • Scope of the Problem

    • Remember

    • The Mirror

    • Activity

    • Activity

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 2: The Cycle of Violence

    • Cycle of Violence

    • Tension-Building Phase

    • Tension-Building Phase p. 2

    • Abusive Incident Phase

    • Abusive Incident Phase p. 2

    • Honeymoon Phase

    • Honeymoon Phase p. 2

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 3: Types of Domestic Abuse

    • Types of Abuse

    • Physical Abuse

    • Signs of Physical Abuse

    • Emotional Abuse

    • Signs of Emotional Abuse

    • Sexual Abuse

    • Signs of Sexual Abuse

    • Financial Abuse

    • Signs of Financial Abuse

    • Elder Abuse

    • Signs of Elder Abuse

    • LGBTQI Abuse

    • Signs of LGBTQI Abuse

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Why Do Survivors Stay?

    • Why Stay?

    • Why Stay? p. 2

    • Risks of Leaving

    • Risks of Leaving p. 2

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 8

    Lesson 5: How You Can Help

    • How Do I Help?

    • Assisting Someone in an Abusive Relationship

    • What to Ask

    • What to Say

    • What Not to Say

    • What to Do

    • I am ABLE

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 9

    Domestic Abuse Awareness Exam

    • Exam Overview

    • Exam

  • 10


    • Resources

  • 11


    • Disclaimer

  • 12

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form


  • Why should I take this training course?

    Whether you are a student, recently licensed, or seasoned professional this training course is for you. With around one hour of time spent learning, you will understand everything that you need to know to be an ally for your clients. It’s important to understand that Domestic Violence is on the rise in the United States—let’s learn how to fight against it.

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive 1 credit towards your Milady RISE Certification. To complete and receive this certification you’ll also need to take the Infection Control (2-Hour) Course and Human Trafficking Awareness Course.

  • How long is this course?

    The training course should take you anywhere from 45 minutes hours to 2 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 5 lessons in the training course with an assessment at the end of each lesson as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score 70% in order to obtain the Certificate of Completion.

  • Does the certification ever expire?

    Yes. Milady understands the importance of always pursuing knowledge and refreshing what you learn in an effort to make sure that professionals are best prepared for every situation that arises. With an important course like this, you should always have the best up-to-date information on how to handle the situation and fight against Domestic Violence for your clients’ well-being.

Protect your clients, give a voice to the most vulnerable, and make a positive impact on your community.