Intersections When Domestic Violence Perpetration, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Meet
Many families impacted by domestic violence perpetrators’ behaviors have multiple, complex, intersecting issues. In the past, we might have referred to these as co-occurring issues.
But the language of co-occurrence often doesn’t provide us with a sense of how these issues interact.
For example, listing the family’s issues is not as powerful as explaining how the domestic violence perpetrator interfered with his partner’s recovery.
Listing that the family has experienced both domestic violence and child behavioral health issues is not as useful as describing how the perpetrator’s violence has produced anxiety and aggression in the children.
Using an intersections framework, versus a co-occurrence framework, we increase perpetrator accountability, improve our ability to diagnosis and treat each member of the family, and improve our ability to help the adult and children survivors.
This course will provide guidance on how to understand the connections, or intersections, and make them work for us in our practice.
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Why E-Learning Courses?
• Cost Effective Learning — No travel time and less time away from work • Personalized Learning — Take the course where and when you want, in lengths that are best for your learning style • Consistency — Each learner is exposed to the same material • Measurability — Pre and post knowledge tests allow the agency to measure learning • Leverage In-Person Training Efforts — Pair e-learning courses with Safe & Together Institute in-person training • Other Benefits — Earn social word CEs (pending) as well as credits toward Safe & Together Institute certifications
• Child Welfare workers and supervisors • Domestic violence advocates • Mental health, substance abuse, and other community service providers • Batterer intervention or men's behavior change staff • Court and legal personnel • Law enforcement • Health and home visitors • Others who work with families impacted by domestic violence
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