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Complex Connections: The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
9:00 am10:00 am

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/behavioral 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.

Through this training, participants will:

- Gain a foundational overview of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence and trauma.
- Explore the intersections of domestic violence, trauma, and mental health, and some of the barriers that service recipients may experience to seeking help.
- Learn and practice intervention strategies and effective advocacy skills that support safety and empowerment with their service recipients.
- Become familiar with local community resources where individuals can receive additional services.

This introductory training is geared toward mental/behavioral health providers, substance abuse treatment providers, social workers, and therapists.

This course, Complex Connections: The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health , Approval #202392723-2, provided by Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is approved for continuing education by the NASW-DE Continuing Education Approval Collaborative. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 through January 31, 2025. Delaware social workers will receive 3 general CE credits for participating in this course.

This session will be held in person.

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