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National Hispanic and Latino ATTC. (2020) Intersection of domestic violence or intimate partner violence and addiction. ATTC.

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This presentation defines domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) and provide statistics on the prevalence of DV in the United States. Why do victims of violence stay in this type of relationship? Domestic violence and intimate partner violence do not discriminate between socioeconomic statuses, race, or ethnicity. Domestic violence and intimate partner violence are learned behaviors that are caused by the need for power and control over another person. Victims of DV or IPV may turn to substances to try to cope with the pain, shame and guilt. This only exacerbates the trauma because it may lead to addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Learning objectives:

  • Define the types of domestic violence and intimate partner violence
  • Identify causes of domestic violence and intimate partner violence
  • Recognize why a victim of domestic violence or intimate partner violence might turn to addiction
  • Identify ways of coping with trauma
  • Identify ways of finding help 

This website links to a 1.30 minute webinar on Youtube

Item Type:Video
Date:February 2020
Publisher:ATTC
Corporate Creators:National Hispanic and Latino ATTC
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Emotional trauma
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
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)
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
VA Geographic area > United States

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