Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse – February 2015

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse” was presented on TuesdayFebruary 24, 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; andBarbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center of Washtenaw County. Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion.  The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the batterer's abusive behaviors and support the survivor.  This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education 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

Direct download: IntersectionDV-SA_02-24-2015_1.mp3
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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery - February 2015

Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” was presented on Tuesday February 17, 2015; by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction exceptionally lonely and difficult to heal from.  This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and methods that can help individuals cope with and heal from grief and loss.  It will include a personal account of addiction-related grief, loss and recovery by Barb Smith. 

 

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education 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.

Direct download: GriefAndLoss_02-17-2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

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