Survivors of Domestic Violence: TIP 25

Chapter 2: An Overview

About the Course:

This TIP presents treatment providers with an introduction to the field of domestic violence. It gives providers useful information on the role of substance abuse in domestic violence — both among the men who batter and the women who are battered. Useful techniques for detecting and eliciting such information are supplied, along with ways to modify treatment to ensure victims’ safety and to stop the cycle of violence in both parties’ lives. This course covers Chapter 2 only.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

1997

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment and domestic violence. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain treatment planning for the survivor client.

  2. Describe issues for children of survivors.

  3. Identify the profile of a survivor.

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