DV and Substance Abuse

JWI’s National Alliance to End Domestic Violence has a webinar coming up February 4th from 12-1 pm ET on substance abuse and domestic violence. Cost of the webinar is free for members, $25 for everyone else. Advanced registration is a good idea.

The webinar will feature Patti Bland, M.A., CCDC, director of the Train the Trainer Project for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Juneau. Patti is also an Associate for the Vera Institute of Justice in NY and serves as a consultant for the University of  Northern Iowa Graduate School of Social Work Integrated Services. Content includes:

  1. Prevalence of substance abuse in the context of violence against women
  2. Overview of multiple abuse issues as barriers to safety, autonomy and justice
  3. Perpetrators’ use substances as a mechanism of control
  4. How substance use effects cognition
  5. Screening IN not out: How to talk to people with substance use issues
  6. Safety issues when violence and substance use co-occur

There are CEs for social workers–everyone else is out of luck.