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Substance Use and Violence Against Women $24.95
Social Workers

Substance Use and Violence Against Women

This course provides an overview of the issues of substance use and domestic violence. Specifically, the relationship between alcohol or substance use and the perpetration of violence against women will be examined in-depth. The course will provide introductory information on different types of interpersonal violence, and will examine the role that substance use plays in the perpetration and victimization of violence between intimate partners. Both interpersonal violence and alcohol and substance use will be examined in light of: multifaceted and complex etiology,; sustaining and exacerbating factors;, and bidirectional influences of both topics on the health and well-being of women. Resources will be provided to the learner to assist them in identifying and locating legal and social aid for survivors of alcohol or drug-related interpersonal violence. It is likely that the knowledge gained from participating in this course can be of use to providers working in clinical or social settings serving women who have survived interpersonal violence as well as those receiving treatment for alcohol or substance use disorders. By developing a nuanced understanding of each issue and the complex ways in which they interact, you will be well-prepared to respond to those struggling with this problem on community and individual levels.
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Substance Use and Violence Against Women
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