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

URL: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/national-hispanic-...


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

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