Ohio Domestic Violence Movement
Blame it On the Alcohol???? Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Friday, March 28, 2014
Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, Ohio (Columbus suburb)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost is $65 for ODVN members and $100 for non-ODVN members
National trainer, researcher, and expert Dr. Larry Bennett from the University of Illinois in Chicago leads this training on the very complicated, complex topic of substance abuse and domestic violence. People have a lot of questions around substance use and battering. How does the use of substance impact domestic violence? Do people become abusive because of alcohol or other drugs? How do we, as professionals working with individuals who both abuse substances and batter, help support people in both sobriety and in not using violence in their relationships? Come to this conference to learn about the links and connections between substance use and domestic violence, ways in which substances are used in abusive relationships, and the role that traumatic experiences can play in substance use. Come for this unique opportunity to learn with others on this critically important topic.
5.5 CEU’s for social workers and counselors
5.5 RCH’s for chemical dependency counselors
This training was scheduled for December 6, but was rescheduled for March 28 due to weather conditions.
Self-Help Legal Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking
We are pleased to release two new Self Help Legal Manuals created by ODVN and the Ohio Poverty Law Center, with partners from the private bar and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. These manuals were developed with generous support from the Ohio State Bar Foundation. One manual is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking who are incarcerated or recently released and the other is for the general population. Each has a slightly different focus with some overlap.
You can request printed copies of these from ODVN and you can copy and share the PDF files widely.
We hope these will be helpful tools to advocates and to the many survivors who cannot get an attorney.
ODVN announces release of the second edition of
Trauma-Informed Care: Best Practices and Protocols for Ohio's Domestic Violence Programs
The second edition has exciting new additions and resources, including an informational flyer on trauma and trauma reactions for survivors of domestic violence entitled "Trauma and You," which can be downloaded and copied for you to distribute!