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Psychology of Domestic Violence

Oct. 11, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority (0.5hr)
  • Cultural Competency (0.5hr)
  • Human Rights (0.5hr)
  • Legal Updates (0.5hr)
  • Officer Wellness & Mental Health Awareness (0.5hr)
  • Psychology of Domestic Violence (5.0hrs) (1.0hr Scenario)
  • Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect (0.5hr)
  • Lead Homicide Investigator (8.0hrs credit)


The police represent the front line in the service response to domestic violence. Law Enforcement has a unique perspective on this all-too-common social problem.  The police are often asked to intervene in this life-long problem of citizens in a few minutes.  Answering a domestic disturbance call is the second most dangerous call an officer can answer.  This training takes into consideration the frustration of multiple calls to one address, the disenchantment of not understanding the dynamics of the repeat victim and the efforts that are being put into place to hold all parties accountable.  This workshop will provide the officer with the tools needed to successfully answer one of the most difficult calls in law enforcement.


  • Psychology of domestic violence
  • Physical and psychological implications
  • Actions of abusers and victims
  • Long-term effects on victims and children
  • Offender behavioral cycles
  • Impact of police response and non-response


Gail Sullivan, MA
Chicago, ILRead more


Please register for this course by October 2.