Topic: Inspired Boost: Supervised Visitation in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Use (Part 2 of 2)
Hosted By: Inspire Action for Change
Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5:00am - 6:00am ChST
Description: Being abused by an intimate partner can have significant mental health and substance use effects. At the same time, abuse often targets a survivor’s mental health and substance use in deliberate attempts to control survivors and isolate them from sources of safety and support. These forms of abuse, known as mental health coercion and substance use coercion, not only jeopardize the well-being of survivors but also often seek to undermine parent-child attachment, creating increased risks for children as well. In this 2- part series, we will: Clarify the relationships between intimate partner abuse, mental health, and substance use, including coercion related to mental health and substance use Apply equity-based and trauma-informed lenses to better understand mental health and substance use as threat responses Try out different tools to support reflective practice Work together to identify strategies to build emotional safety into the program environment, services, and relationships *We can not guarantee accessibility requests made less then two weeks before the event.