Intersectionality of Substance Use, Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
May 31, 2018 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Yvette Murry, MSW
Both domestic violence and substance use/abuse are often associated with secrecy, shame and stigma. While, IPV and substance abuse are not causal, there is evidence that the substance using behavior of either the batterer and/or the individual being abused may complicate a survivor’s ability to seek support.
This workshop will highlight ways abusers exploit substance use to manipulate and control their victims, survivor’s barriers for seeking services, as well as program and policy implications for domestic violence programs. Participants will walk away with approaches to enhance their current interventions in support of survivors, and understand the unique considerations of safety planning where substance use/abuse is present. We will evaluate barriers for survivors to access services, tools to screen and assess survivor’s needs for addiction treatment services and discuss strategies to work more closely with substance treatment providers to enhance understanding and collaboration between professionals. Tools and examples will be provided to enhance IPV professionals ability to screen and assess for implications for IPV programs.
5 DVS Credits: Substance Abuse