Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Substance Abuse and Recovery
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
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.
Earn 1.5 CEHs while updating your knowledge about women’s behavioral health. NAADAC and NBCC CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office. These CEHs are also recognized by many other licensing boards; contact your licensing board for more information. There is no charge for CEHs during the live webinars; simply complete a post-test at the end.
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.
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Staff Liaisons:
Heather Dougherty, MPH