We are launching a new Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Trauma webinar series!


2014-2015 Webinar Series

Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Substance Abuse

A Webinar Series for Substance Abuse Counselors and Other Allied Behavioral Health Professionals Working with Women


Who?

This series is appropriate for substance abuse treatment providers and allied professionals working with women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates partnering with substance abuse providers may also be interested in this series, which addresses treatment strategies and collaboration as well as other topics.

What?

This webinar series will build on Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma and will offer a practical toolkit for providing trauma-informed services responsive to the needs of women survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault affected by substance abuse.

This series is rooted in the experiences of women in recovery who are also survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Many of the women we interviewed for Real Tools shared how they were often prevented from seeking treatment, pulled out of treatment against medical advice, and denied access to aftercare or peer support. Women also reported being coerced into using by partners, which led to relapse and increased safety risks.

This series will provide a forum for us to discuss substance abuse in the context of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various forms of oppression. Webinar attendees will explore how to respond to the needs of people they see in their services who are experiencing barriers to treatment and recovery, including substance abuse coercion. We will also include tips on support and treatment strategies in rural areas.

The series will be presented by Patti Bland, M.A., CDP, Substance Abuse Training Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health.

All live webinars will be closed captioned and free of charge. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each webinar. For a full list of upcoming webinars in this series, please visit the series page: 2014-2015 Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Substance Abuse Webinar Series (Note: list subject to change).


Support Groups for Women Experiencing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma & Oppression

Monday, August 25 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
Substance Abuse Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar offers an overview of an approach for providing interdisciplinary trauma-informed support groups for women who are affected by substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma and oppression. Groups can be provided in multiple treatment settings as well as in advocacy programs. The group handout materials can also be used in 1-1 counseling sessions as well as in informational lecture series.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Working at the Intersection: An Overview of Substance Abuse, Trauma,
and Violence Against Women

Monday, September 8 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
Substance Abuse Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar explores the complex issues facing women who experience multiple forms of trauma (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of oppression). The words of women in recovery who have experienced intimate partner violence are woven into this overview. We will address what it was like then, what it is like now, and ways we can improve our services as substance abuse treatment providers, advocates, and other allied professionals.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Partnership and Collaboration: Bridging the Gap Between Treatment
Services and Advocacy

Monday, September 22 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
Substance Abuse Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar will discuss similarities and historical challenges faced by substance abuse treatment providers and domestic violence/sexual assault advocates working on behalf of the people they serve. Tips and strategies to develop and foster collaborative working relationships, networking opportunities, cross-training, and trauma-informed services will be described. Participants will learn how to build and strengthen their capacity to serve women experiencing challenges to recovery and safety in the context of both substance abuse and intimate partner violence.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Supporting Children Exposed to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Monday, September 29 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
Substance Abuse Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Being exposed to substance abuse and witnessing domestic violence can put children at risk. Children often blame themselves for both the substance abuse and the violence. Additionally, child abuse may occur in homes where substance abuse and violence overlap. This webinar provides trauma-informed strategies to support children’s emotional well-being as well as provide safety planning tips. Forming partnerships between family counselors and advocates can be very helpful as part of this process.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


*Note: The Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Substance Abuse webinar series is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K128 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice, and by grant #90EV0417 from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Administration on Children Youth and Families Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in these webinar presentations are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views the US Department of Health and Human Services or the Dept. of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women


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