Strategies for Incorporating Universal Education
about Healthy Relationships into Clinical Practice to Reduce Substance Use and
Intimate Partner Violence
Description: Intimate partner violence impacts an estimated one in four women across the lifespan, resulting in numerous mental, physical and reproductive health consequences. Evidence suggests that brief clinical interventions focused on providing universal education about healthy relationships, routine inquiry about violence exposure, and brief counseling may be promising strategies for increasing awareness about violence, reducing isolation survivors feel, and, in some populations, reducing violence victimization. Dr. McCauley will present findings from her work with Dr. Elizabeth Miller on evaluating brief clinical interventions in college and high school-based health centers and provide strategies for providers to incorporate into their clinical practice.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the ways substance use and violence intersect to increase risk for poor health;
- Explain harm reduction strategies used in the context of intimate partner violence; and
- Incorporate conversations about healthy relationships into their clinical practice.
Dr. Heather L. McCauley is an Assistant Professor of Human Development at Michigan State University and core faculty in MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. A Harvard-trained social epidemiologist, Dr. McCauley’s NIH-funded research focuses on the health impacts of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She has spent the last 10 years collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of researchers on brief clinical interventions to reduce intimate partner violence, sexual assault and reproductive coercion, and school-based bystander intervention programs.
Moderated by: Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Associate, NORC at the University of Chicago
CE Credit and Certificate: CE credit for this webinar has expired and is no longer available.