The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings was developed from the findings of the bilateral project ‘Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance’.
The Framework is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services to define and clarify the key capabilities (i.e. knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol), and who perpetrate intimate partner violence.
The first section covers the rationale for the development of the framework, including background information on intimate partner violence perpetration by people who receive substance use services. The second section describes the capabilities themselves.
The Framework also includes a self-assessment of capabilities and a team check-list.
> Capabilities Framework
> Guidance on working with domestic violence and substance use
> Capabilities Framework Training Slides
These open access journal articles from our project findings can be downloaded from the links below
Gail Gilchrist , Martha Canfield, Polly Radcliffe & Ana Flavia Pires Lucas D’Oliveira (2017). Controlling behaviours and technology-facilitated abuse perpetrated by men receiving substance use treatment in England and Brazil: Prevalence and risk factors; Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, pp 52–-63 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dar.12521/full
Polly Radcliffe, Ana Flávia Pires Lucas d’Oliveira, Susan Lea, Wagner dos Santos Figueiredo and Gail Gilchrist (2016), Accounting for intimate partner violence perpetration. A cross-cultural comparison of English and Brazilian male substance users’ explanations. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12450. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dar.12450/full
Polly Radcliffe and Gail Gilchrist, (2016), ‘‘You can never work with addictions in isolation’’: Addressing intimate partner violence perpetration by men in substance misuse treatment. International Journal of Drug Policy, 36, 130-140. http://www.ijdp.org/article/S0955-3959(16)30088-3/pdf
Gail Gilchrist, Polly Radcliffe, Ana Regina Noto, Ana Flávia Pires Lucas d’Oliveira (2016), The prevalence and factors associated with ever perpetrating intimate partner violence by men receiving substance-use treatment in Brazil and England: A cross-cultural comparison. Drug and Alcohol Review, DOI: 10.1111/dar.12436. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dar.12436/epdf