Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the complex relationship between substance abuse (SA) and intimate partner violence (IPV) and offers various theoretical explanations for the high co-occurrence of SA and IPV.  The course also includes a discussion of approaches to services and intervention programs for batterers.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Authors:  Larry Bennett and Patricia Bland

Publisher:  VAWnet

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Find the article at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/subabuseandintpartviolence.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related the co-occurrence of substance abuse and intimate partner violence.

Learning Objectives:  Explain the co-occurrence of SA and IPV using the theoretical perspectives given.  Compare the different approaches to services.  Compare intervention programs for batterers.

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1: The co-occurrence rates of substance use and IPV in most published studies have ranged between _______________.
 
 
 
 
2: In many cases, the choice to batter often ______________ the drinking or drugging.
 
 
3: Which of the following conditions is the 'fatal flaw' in the argument that SA causes IPV?
 
 
 
4: SA increases the risk for IPV in several ways including all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
5: After a six pack of beer, a man interprets his partner's coming home later than expected as evidence of infidelity.  This is an example of which of the following models?
 
 
 
 
 
 
6: According to the 'effective across generations' model, men and women with more ACEs will generally have a _____________ likelihood of SA and IPV issues as adults.
 
 
7: "It wasn't me; it was the alcohol."  This is an example of which of the following models?
 
 
 
 
 
 
8: Advocates working with battered women with co-occurring SA identify many reasons women may be at increased risk for harm, including which of the following?
 
 
 
 
 
9: A program refers a man for SA treatment, and when he is stable, he is permitted to begin the IPV program.  This is an example of a(n) _______________ approach to services.
 
 
 
 
10: A program that provides IPV and SA services under the same roof, or at least by the same agency is an example of a(n) ______________ approach to service.
 
 
 
 
11: The Women's Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study (WCDVS)  recommended that services for women, where IPV and SA co-occur, must be
 
 
 
 
12: Which program for batterers has shown some preliminary evidence for its effectiveness in terms of change, compliance, alcohol use, and anger in a single motivational session (Easton and Sinha, 2002)?
 
 
 
 
13: The Dade County Domestic Violence Court compared the parallel and integrated treatment approaches and found that the ___________ was more successful.
 
 
14: When both SA and IPV are encountered in practice, it is most useful to view
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.