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Only 162 days before the start of DVAM 2019...

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders

“The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders” will be presented on Tuesday October 23, 2018; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by David J.H. Garvin MSW, LMSW; Vice President, Programs and Facilities, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center.

There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – but correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not explain abuse or assault, excuse a perpetrator’s behaviors, or justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use will be central to this discussion.  The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use and substance use disorders in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor. 

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.  All programs are free and open to anyone interested.  Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see https://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series/.

LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

Event date: 
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
5305 Elliott Drive
City: 
Ypsilanti

State

Country: 
US
Intended audience: 
General Public
Survivors and their Families
Community Partners/Allies
Educators/Students
Older Adults
Communities of Color
LGBT Community
Faith Community
Donors/Funders/Lawmakers
Sponsoring organization: 
Dawn Farm
Contact name: 
Emily Hagen, LLMSW
Contact email: 
info@dawnfarm.org
Contact telephone: 
(734) 485-8725
Organization/Event website: 
http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series