2014 — Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Substance Abuse


2014 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.

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 more information, please contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


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

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

Barb Rindels
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
University of Northern Iowa Integrated Services Project (UNI-ISP)

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 listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Support Groups for Women Experiencing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma & Oppression, Part I

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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 listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

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

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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 listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Partnership and Collaboration: Bridging the Gap Between Treatment Services and Advocacy

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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 listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Supporting Children Affected by Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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

Wednesday, October 29 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

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

This webinar is the second part of a two-part webinar offering 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.

Part two describes specific topics and offers materials, making it easier for substance abuse counselors and advocates to provide trauma-informed support groups for women experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse coercion, and/or a substance use disorder. Group materials are both educational and practical and 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.

The recording for Part 1 is now available on this directory page.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

» Webinar Recording: Support Groups for Women Experiencing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma & Oppression, Part II

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


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