Monday, July 10, 2017

Complex Connections: Intimate Partner Violence and Women's Substance Abuse and Recovery

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Complex Connections: Intimate Partner Violence and Women's Substance Abuse and Recovery

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 2:00-3:30 P.M. EST


Intimate partner violence (IPV) and women's substance abuse are often intertwined.  Some women turn to substances to cope with the trauma of IPV, and others are coerced into using substances by an abusive partner.  High rates of substance abuse among women seeking domestic violence (DV) services, along with high rates of IPV among women seeking substance abuse treatment, underscore the need for an integrated approach.  However, DV programs are often unprepared to support women around substance abuse, just as behavioral health providers are often unprepared to identify and respond to IPV.  This webinar focuses on ways behavioral health and DV service providers can work together to address the complex range of issues women face in trying to find safety, access recovery services, and heal from the trauma of IPV. 

Topics will include:
Coercion and women's alcohol and drug use and abuse 
Screening and engagement regarding personal safety, IPV, and substance abuse
Considerations in treatment planning
Effective strategies and evidence-based practices for supporting women experiencing both IPV and substance abuse

This event will take place Tuesday, August 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. Please confirm your local time.

This webinar is the final installment of the five-part Relationships Matter! series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  This session is being provided in collaboration with the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. Learn More about the Series.

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