Coordinating Care and Safety for Patients Experiencing IPV at the Intersection of Mental and Behavioral Health

Description: Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation and National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) are excited to announce that we are offering a four-session learning collaborative focusing on the intersections between IPV and exploitation and mental and behavioral health as well as substance use coercion. This LC will offer strategies for health centers to assess for abuse and coercion and tailor safety plans that take interference and abuse exposure into consideration. We will explore the critical role that partnerships can play between community-based organizations and health centers to sustain programs that support survivors and promote prevention. The LC will feature a panel of survivors with lived experience, joined by training and technical assistance faculty.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this Learning Collaborative, participants will be better able to:

  1. To understand the patterns of IPV known as substance use and mental health coercion

  2. Develop and implement an action plan by using the PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) model to support the implementation of CUES, an evidence-based prevention and intervention practice

  3. Use a Substance Use and Mental Health Coercion Palm Card with their patients/clients.

  4. Identify where to locate additional resources about substance use and mental health coercion.

  5. Identify practices that support the vicarious resilience of staff

Learning Collaborative Dates and Times: 

All the sessions will be held via Zoom and will be 60 mins. 

  • Tuesday, May 9th at 11am PST/12pm MST/1pm CST/2pm EST

  • Tuesday, May 16th at 11am PST/12pm MST/1pm CST/2pm EST

  • Tuesday, May 23rd at 11am PST/12pm MST/1pm CST/2pm EST

  • Tuesday, May 30th at 11am PST/12pm MST/1pm CST/2pm EST

The learning collaborative will include following topics:

Session 1: Introduction to coordinating care at the intersection of mental and behavioral health  

Session 2: Defining the CUES intervention, Intro to PDSA Tool, + Palm Cards on Mental Health Coercion and Substance Use Coercion 

Session 3: Panel on Mental Health & Substance Use Coercion + PDSA tool discussion 

Session 4: Debrief PDSA and Vicarious Resilience (caring for your own mental health and practice self-compassion) 

Learning Collaborative Faculty and Presenters: 

  • Sandra Brown, MA (she/her), Senior Advisor, Economic Security and Empowerment, Women’s Justice Institute

  • Janette Garcia (she/her), Training Manager, Healthy Alternatives to Violent Environments (HAVEN)

  • Amanda Lyon (she/her/ they/them), Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health

  • Anna Marjavi (she/her), Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, Futures Without Violence

  • Megha Rimal, MSW (she/her), Program Specialist, Health, Futures Without Violence  

Deadline: FridayApril 21st– midnight at your local time zone 

Note: If you need any accommodations to best support your participation, let us know on the registration page by April 7th. We will do our best to accommodate requests made after April 7th. 

For any questions, contact Megha Rimal,


Applications are now closed.

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