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Witnesses to Violence: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World

6 Clock Hours / 0.6 CEUs

Witnesses to Violence Witnesses to Violence Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Learn strategies for helping children cope with violence in their world. This course focuses on what children witness, covering subjects such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the impact of domestic violence on young children, helping children deal with violence in the news, using the classroom to help shelter children, partnering with parents, school-age children and violence, and many tools and ideas for you to use in the ongoing work of helping children cope, heal, and find peace in their world. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Witnesses to Violence: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World, you will be able to explain how witnessing violence and awareness of violence affects children and adults; identify reasons why domestic violence occurs, and methods for supporting families; list methods for helping children heal and cope with violence they have witnessed—in their homes, in their neighborhoods, in the news.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
WTV-23Q9 Online Course English60.6 $38.00

Please note: This course is only available in the Online Course format.


NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Witnesses to Violence:

  • How witnessing violence and awareness of violence affect children
  • Ways to help children cope with violence they have witnessed—in their homes, in their neighborhoods, in the news
  • Strategies for helping children who have been exposed to violence heal

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Comments on Witnesses to Violence:

This was a great course! Thank you! Opened my eyes to what little ones see and hear – when we don’t even realize and how exploring nature is so valuable. Great! - Warsaw, Indiana

This program was read immediately by all of our staff and we found it most helpful to understand what behaviors to watch for and how to discuss the children’s feelings with them as they are able to express them. We have shared some of the articles with the family involved and several other parents. We realize it will be a long process to heal but feel your program has already helped us. - West Yellowstone, Missouri

The courses [Witnesses to Violence, Early Childhood Stress, Creating Schedules and Routines, and Conferencing with Parents] are fantastic and the speedy grading is terrific.  I love your courses and I will continue taking them. I need these courses for my National CDA and I have referred several other candidates to Care Courses. Thank you again for your courses and the speedy grading return. Outstanding work and please keep it up. – Tallahassee, Florida

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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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