Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence

Batterers: An Overview

About the Course:

Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence presents treatment providers with an introduction to the field of domestic violence. It gives providers useful information on the role of substance abuse in domestic violence — both among men who batter and the women who are battered. Useful techniques for detecting and eliciting such information are supplied along with ways to modify treatment to ensure the victims’ safety and to stop the cycle of violence in both parties’ lives. This course covers Chapter 3 only.


U.S Department of Health and Human Services

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Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the substance-abusing batterer. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the relationship between substance abuse and the batterer.

  2. Explain the profiling characteristics of batterers.

  3. Describe group typologies of batterers.

  4. Explain the treatment issues for the substance-abusing batterer.

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