Complex Connections: Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Trauma (Part 1)
Intimate partner and sexual violence are major social issues that impact our safety and our health. Common mental health issues (depression, PTSD, suicidality, anxiety, addictions) are often exacerbated by domestic/ intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence may also reduce the effectiveness of community health services by disconnecting victims/survivors from personal and professional support systems. Mental health service providers have a unique connection with service recipients, and can play an important role in identifying, addressing, and preventing domestic and intimate partner violence.
This introductory training is geared toward mental/behavioral health providers, substance abuse treatment providers, social workers, and therapists.
Join us for a two-part webinar training to learn more!
Session 1: Monday, September 18, 2023 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 1 will provide a foundational overview of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence and trauma. Participants will explore the intersections of DV, trauma, and mental health, and some of the barriers that service recipients may experience to seeking help.
Session 2: Monday, September 25, 2023 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 will focus on intervention strategies, and will teach participants effective advocacy skills that support safety and empowerment with their service recipients. Participants will become familiar with local community resources where individuals can receive additional services.
Each session has been approved for 1.5 CEUs through the NASW-DE. It is highly recommended that participants attend both sessions.