This guide, designed for counselors and advocates, explores the complex connections between substance abuse and addiction and sexual violence. It provides information on understanding addictions and treatment options, a literature review of research on the topic, and a section of special considerations for rape crisis centers.
The following four online events are part of a series sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice on sexual violence. Recordings and presenters' slides are now available online for each event in the series: * You must first register with the site to access these pages (which is free and takes only a few seconds).
1. Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: Implementation and Impact
2. Sexual Violence and Evidence Collection
3. Sexual Violence: An International Perspective
4. Sexual Assault on College Campuses Series on Sexual Violence
This Digest focuses on the connection between sexual assault and substance use and abuse. The article also describes models used to prevent victims from using substances to cope with aftermath. Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse
This article discusses the results of a study and concludes that substance abuse treatment programs should incorporate violence exposure questions into clinical use as a matter of policy. More work is needed to develop brief screening tools measures for front-line treatment staff to accurately assess other mental health needs of women entering substance abuse treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Interpersonal violence results in around 520,000 deaths and millions of non-fatal injuries every year. Research on the relation between alcohol and violence suggests that alcohol is a situational determinant which increases the risk of most types of violence. Hazardous and harmful use of alcohol has also been shown to be an important consequence of experiencing or witnessing most forms of violence, but especially child maltreatment and intimate partner violence.
The primary goal of this support group manual is to help advocates and providers better meet the safety needs of battered women and survivors of sexual assault who are impacted by their own or another’s substance use, misuse or addiction. Getting Safe and Sober is a practical tool kit for use with women who have substance abuse or chemical dependence problems and who are, or have been, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse. The kit also can be used to train service providers about the needs of women whose experience includes both substance abuse and victimization.
A practical tool kit for use with women who have substance abuse or chemical dependence problems and who are, or have been, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse. The kit also can be used to train service providers about the needs of women whose experience includes both substance abuse and victimization.
This eNewsletter features a variety of new materials exploring the intersections between substance abuse and violence against women through both the experiences of survivors and the abusive tactics of perpetrators. Models for treatment, prosecution, and recovery are offered with special attention to the complexity presented when these issues intersect.
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