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Abuse by an intimate partner is associated with a range of mental health consequences, further amplified in the context of structural inequities, ongoing danger, and coercive control. While more research is needed on IPV-specific treatment interventions, evidence indicates that interventions that are adapted to meet the specific needs of survivors of IPV are most effective. This 1-hour session provided a framework for mental health treatment in the context of IPV, including IPV-specific treatment strategies, trauma treatment in the context of IPV, and strategies for incorporating an IPV- and trauma-informed approach.   Slide Deck FAQ Document (coming soon) Learning Objectives By participating in this session, attendees will be able to: Identify at least three strategies for increasing their responsiveness to survivors of IPV within existing mental health services.  Become familiar with evidence-based, evidence-informed, and promising practices for the treatment of trauma in the context of IPV.  Describe at least three components of adapting evidence-based practices to be more responsive to the needs of survivors of IPV. Actively collaborate with survivors of IPV to develop individualized, person-centered safety strategies in the context of mental health services. Navigate the tools, strategies, and resources in NCDVTMH’s Coercion Related to Mental Health and Substance Use in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit. Speakers: Carole Warshaw, MD, is the Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. Dr. Warshaw has been at the forefront of developing collaborative models and building system capacity to address the mental health, substance use and advocacy concerns of survivors of DV and other trauma, and to create accessible, culturally responsive, domestic violence- and trauma-informed services and organizations. She has written and spoken extensively on these topics both nationally and internationally and has served as an advisor to numerous health, mental health and advocacy organizations and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). She also served on the National Research Council Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions. Dr. Warshaw has maintained a private practice in psychiatry since 1989 and is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois.   Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Director of Policy and Practice on Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as faculty at The University of Chicago, where they coordinate the Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor certification program at the School of Social Service Administration. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by violence, mental health conditions, substance use disorders, trauma, housing instability, and HIV/AIDS; providing counseling, training, advocacy, and policy consultation; and leading programs using trauma-informed approaches, Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction, gender-responsive care, Housing First, and third-wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award, and the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Illinois chapter of the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).   Note: This is the second session of the Working at the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health. For more information on the series and other upcoming sessions, please click here.
Published: August 12, 2020
Learning From and With Students, Caregivers, Advocates and Systems Leaders is Session 1 of the two-part learning series Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence. This learning series is intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the impact of racial violence on student mental health. Each 1.5 hour learning session will feature a moderator who will engage advocates, leaders and the school mental health workforce in a conversation that focuses on: Strategies for supporting students’ mental health while navigating racial violence (in and out of school); Opportunities for the field to improve its commitment to fostering a workforce ready, able and willing to hold racial violence as a mental health issue; Steps we might take to advance school mental health supports for students experiencing racial violence. Download the slides for this presentation here. Learn more about our speakers here. Questions? Please email Jessica Gonzalez at [email protected] 
Published: July 31, 2020
This webinar provides an overview of some the risks, consequences, and intervention strategies related to a child’s exposure to conflict and coercion in the home to support clinical efforts to address these situations, especially with the added challenges posed by COVID-19. A current case example in which telehealth is being used illustrates some key assessment, monitoring, and treatment tools that might help practitioners minimize or prevent the impact of these exposures. Additional practical suggestions are outlined to provide a context for encouraging family safety and well-being. Download the webinar slides HERE. Download the FAQ document HERE. Speakers: David J. Kolko, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He directs the Special Services Unit at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a program devoted to promoting the implementation of evidence-based practices for children/adolescents who are victims and/or perpetrators of physical/sexual aggression being served in diverse community settings, such as juvenile justice, child welfare, pediatric primary care, and mental health. He is co-developer of Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), an intervention to improve family relationships for those experiencing high conflict/coercion, harsh/punitive discipline, child physical abuse, and/or child behavior problems.   Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience treating childhood trauma in Children’s Advocacy Centers and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault agencies. She provides evidence-based mental health trauma treatment to children and their families and disseminates evidence-based treatment practices. Ms. Fiore is endorsed as a master trainer by the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and serves as clinical faculty for the NC Child Treatment Program at Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Health, a Category III center of the NCTSN. Ms. Fiore is also certified in Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Note: This is the third session of the Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. For more information on the series, please click here.
Published: July 24, 2020
Through a case example of a family with young children who are at risk for continued experiences of domestic violence, this 1-hour webinar: Discusses how to integrate a diversity and equity-informed stance that acknowledges sociocultural and historical trauma while addressing risk within families Demonstrates how to assess risk Identifies points of entry for intervention in partnership with families to prevent escalation of violence Provides practical safety strategies Reviews ways to engage in supportive conversations with parents and children about violence Download the webinar slides HERE. Download the FAQ document HERE. Speakers: Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director and Dissemination Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She has worked on seven longitudinal studies and has conducted treatment outcome research on the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention programs with Spanish-speaking children and parents. As a first-generation East Indian/Japanese American, she is committed to examining how culture and context affect perception and mental health systems. Dr. Carla Stover is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. Her clinical work has included acute/peri-traumatic responses to families impacted by violence and long-term evidence-based treatments including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Dr. Stover developed Fathers for Change, an intervention for fathers with histories of use of family violence and is conducting outpatient, residential treatment, and community implementation studies on the effectiveness of the intervention. Note: This is the first session of the Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. For more information on the series, please click here.
Published: July 14, 2020
For Latina survivors of gender-based violence added risks may result from the current lockdown and social distancing measures. 
Published: May 15, 2020
This one-hour online session will provide information on how to address the impact of COVID-19 prevention efforts, shelter in place practices, and isolation for individuals who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latino/Hispanic communities. The presenter will describe socio-cultural Latino traditions and the impact of COVID-19 shelter in place practices that may increase IPV incidents, recognize the mental health consequences of unemployment, economic hardships, the closing of schools, and general uncertainty that may result in more family conflicts and violence. Furthermore, Dr. Lopez, will provide information about the identification of cultural resilience and coping strategies to address the impact of the pandemic in Latino families and ways to reduce stress and IPV. The presenter will review Spanish bilingual and culturally adapted domestic violence prevention resources available through the internet, online technology, local and national hotlines.
Published: May 7, 2020
Print Media
  Gender Violence among Latinas: Key Concepts and Cultural Considerations provides mental health clinicians an understanding of the main factors that influence Latina's vulnerability to experience gender-based violence. It also includes clinical recommendations for mental health providers and organizations.   This product explains the impact of gender and domestic violence among Hispanic and Latinas, describes the difference between domestic violence and intimate partner violence, and how cultural values like marianismo and machismo embedded in Hispanic and Latino populations could exacerbate differences in the role between males and females. Many Latinas may confront struggles regarding power balances due to their gender, and factors like immigration, anti-immigrant environments, low income, and cultural values might influence this. 
Published: January 23, 2020
Interactive Resource
Violence Risk Assessment & Management is a three-hour self-paced course that provides the necessary tools for clinicians to assess, manage, and stabilize threats of violence, hosted on the HealtheKnowledge platform. Concerns about violence risk frequently arise in clinical settings. There is often confusion among providers about the boundaries of confidentiality, when and how to invoke their professional obligation to protect or warn third parties, and how to balance therapeutics and public safety. This course addresses: Boundaries of confidentiality Clinicians’ duty to warn or protect potential victims Proven methods to assess and manage the risk of violence   Each module of the course includes: Real case vignettes A 3-item assessment to guide your learning Interactive practical exercises with feedback In addition, a 3.0 hour certificate of completion is available. Course Flyer Download the course flyer here. Trainers Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a forensic clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine based at Harborview Medical Center  Dr. Katherine Michaelsen, a forensic psychiatrist at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration and Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine Dr. Tobias Wasser, a forensic psychiatrist at Whiting Forensic Hospital and Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine   Registration and Technical Support How to register for a course at HealtheKnowledge and how to get technical support   This online course was created by the Northwest Region 10 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Want more information? Visit the Northwest MHTTC's Resource Library and Websites by Topic  and sign up for our monthly newsletter for regular updates about events, trainings, and resources available to the Northwest region.  
Published: June 3, 2019
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