Theme: CECS

Supporting Clients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

by Ahyana King and Sean Smith

This lesson provides an introductory overview for client experience contributors (CECs) of intimate partner violence (IPV), it’s prevalence in the LGBTQ community, more specifically among Black men who have sex with men, and how to assess and support BMSM clients who may be experiencing IPV.


By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four different types of IPV.
  • Identify common risk factors of those
  • who experience IPV.
  • Identify the ways IPV specifically impact Black MSM.
  • Develop at least two ways to initiate a verbal assessment for IPV with a Black MSM client.

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Group Size

This lesson is written to be delivered to groups of practicing CECs ranging from eight to 20 participants. The lesson has been written for one facilitator, although it can be cofacilitated.


125 minutes


Flip chart paper
Computer and projector
Printed handouts