Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse” was presented on Tuesday October 20, 2015; by David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse is central to this discussion.  The presenters provide a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor. 

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

PLEASE NOTE that the audio recording of this presentation includes audio excerpts from the following two video clips:

(1) The “Undetected” Rapist.
– This is a video reenactment of an interview by Dr. David Lisak with "Frank," a pre-law student.  The video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnKZKLFVs5M.
Video credits:
This video was produced by the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (a program of Legal Momentum  - https://www.legalmomentum.org.) 

(2) Consent – it’s as simple as tea.
- This video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 
(This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.)
Video credits:
Script - Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess:
http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess
Animation - Rachel Brian
Narrator - Graham Wheeler
Video - http://www.blueseatstudios.com 

 

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