Thank you so much to the 52 caring individuals who attended the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the NW on Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence! Kevin Moore noted 8 individuals were from corrections!!! The difficult topic Domestic Violence was brought to the forefront with utmost respect and understanding that domestic violence knows no boundaries and it affects all of us.
One of my greatest learnings was – One of the greatest differences between chemical dependency and domestic violence was the control issue. Chemical Dependency brings forth a loss of control while Domestic Violence it is about obtaining control. One of the presenters gave an example – “Does your partner do that to his/her drinking buddies?” The individual responds “no” “Then they choose to.”
It you wanted to attend but couldn’t please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Power Point. Please keep in mind that it is directed at chemical dependency counselors but will benefit all. CD= Chemical Dependency, DV= Domestic Violence and ATOD= Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.562.6025
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs 1.360.754.7583
Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence 1.503.230.1951
http://www.raphaelhouse.com 503.222.6222 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)