Continuing Education for Social Workers
Carla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and sexual assault.
Susan Munsey, LCSW, founded GenerateHope, a nonprofit that provides
long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational
support for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex
trafficking. A survivor of trafficking herself, Munsey is passionate
about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating people on this
Guest Catherine P. Bradshaw, MEd, PhD, is a developmental
psychologist and youth violence prevention researcher. She is editor of
"Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Life Course Perspective," which
offers recommendations for prevention and intervention in bullying
across the lifespan.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) supports efforts that demand a
change of conditions that lead to domestic violence, such as patriarchy,
privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. NCADV is dedicated to supporting
survivors, holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is a
comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate
themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic
Social Justice Brief: Social Work’s Role in Responding to Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV), also referred to as domestic violence, is a serious and persistent life-threatening criminal and public health problem affecting millions of people each year across the United States.