Let’s Talk about Intimate Partner Violence: Overdose Prevention and Intimate Partner Violence–Unique Risks, Needs, and Strategies (Part 4)

9:00am - October 4, 2022 thru 10:30am - October 4, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




Being abused by an intimate partner can increase the risk of accidental overdose while at the same time isolating survivors from potential sources of safety. Additionally, the stigma and criminalization of substance use is often leveraged by unsafe partners to further abuse and control survivors, increasing the risk of harm, marginalization, and overdose. This session will provide an overview of overdose risk factors and how they intersect with intimate partner violence and substance use coercion, as well as how to tailor evidence-based overdose prevention strategies to better support survivors.




  • Identify main overdose risk factors in survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • Explain the intersections between IPV and substance user coercion.
  • Describe evidence-based overdose prevention strategies for IPV survivors.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




Gabriela Zapata-Alma

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Associate Director at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, as well as a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, where they direct the Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Training Program. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by structural and interpersonal violence and their traumatic effects through innovative and evidence-based clinical, housing, resource advocacy, peer-led, and HIV-integrated care programs. Currently, Gabriela authors best practices, leads national capacity-building efforts, and provides trauma-informed policy consultation to advance health equity and social justice.