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