Abuse by an intimate partner is associated with a range of mental health consequences, further amplified in the context of structural inequities, ongoing danger, and coercive control. While more research is needed on IPV-specific treatment interventions, evidence indicates that interventions that are adapted to meet the specific needs of survivors of IPV are most effective. This 1-hour session will provide a framework for mental health treatment in the context of IPV, including IPV-specific treatment strategies, trauma treatment in the context of IPV, and strategies for incorporating an IPV- and trauma-informed approach.
- Identify at least three strategies for increasing their responsiveness to survivors of IPV within existing mental health services.
- Become familiar with evidence-based, evidence-informed, and promising practices for the treatment of trauma in the context of IPV.
- Describe at least three components of adapting evidence-based practices to be more responsive to the needs of survivors of IPV.
- Actively collaborate with survivors of IPV to develop individualized, person-centered safety strategies in the context of mental health services.
- Navigate the tools, strategies, and resources in NCDVTMH’s Coercion Related to Mental Health and Substance Use in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit.
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