Domestic Abuse & Substance Misuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. Domestic abuse can take place in both heterosexual and same-sex partnerships as well as between family members. Domestic abuse (DA) includes all forms of violence and abuse including non-physical forms of abuse.

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals in the County Durham area who are either perpetrators or victim-survivors of domestic abuse and want to expand your understanding of domestic abuse and its links with substance use?

This free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of domestic abuse
  • Explore the different types of abusive behaviours
  • Understand the prevalence of drugs or alcohol in domestic abuse cases both nationally and locally
  • Know how drugs and alcohol can be a compounding factor rather than the causal effect of domestic abuse
  • Understand that substance use cannot excuse the behaviour
  • Explore different perspectives of who is the substance user
  • The wider challenges and impact
  • Understand routes of support available