DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Military–Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions

BWJP is offering a webinar, Military-Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions. The session will be held April 17th from 2-3:30pm CT. Registration is required by April 16th to participate.

From the site:

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on military-related interpersonal violence survivors and co-occurring conditions. Military-related includes active duty military, Reserve, and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their family members. Research has established that a history of trauma can result in a variety of problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance abuse, and other health and mental health conditions. This webinar will discuss these co-occurring conditions and the effect they have on functioning in all areas of a survivor’s life as well as how they impact risk and danger and the ability to access services. The webinar will also address a trauma-informed approach to intervention in the context of safety and survivor-centered care. Whether you work in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of military-related survivors of interpersonal violence and co-occurring conditions that can be applied to improving the services provided for these survivors.

Presenter: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.

Description: Is the outcome of a history of trauma different for military-related interpersonal violence survivors than it is for survivors who have never had a military connection? How do co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, and depression affect risk and danger? Are military-related survivors more or less likely to access services? This webinar will address interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and how the ongoing consequences of the trauma affect a survivor’s life. It will also provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered framework for provision of services.