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Hughes, Liz and Fitzgerald, Colin and Radcliffe, Polly and Gilchrist, Gail . (2015) A framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. London: King’s College London. 13 p.

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This Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project ‘Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK (ES/K002589/1).

This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use.

Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners.

The first section will cover the rationale for the development of the framework, including background information on intimate partner violence perpetration by people who use substance use services. The second section will detail the capabilities themselves. Quotes from the research participants, as well as reference to relevant published resources, will be used to illustrate each capability. There is a section on further resources at the end. The appendix contains A: self-assessment of capabilities and B: team check-list.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention, Psychosocial treatment method
Date:November 2015
Pages:13 p.
Publisher:King’s College London
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Substance disorder treatment unit
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Substance related violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Crime against persons (assault / abuse / intimidation)
T Demographic characteristics > Man (men / male)
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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