The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings

The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings

The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings

The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settingss

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Référence bibliographique [12295]

Brown, Thomas G., Caplan, Thomas, Seraganian, Peter et Werk, Annette. 2000. The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings. Actes du colloque «Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association» tenu à Washington les 4-8 août 2000. Greensboro (États-Unis): ERIC, Report no 449-403,.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The association between conjugal and familial violence and psychoactive substance use has been documented in both research and clinical communities involved in these problem areas. […] The debate on the intervention strategies for concomitant conjugal violence and substance abuse often has been divisive and ideological. […] In order to gain a deeper insight into the situation in Quebec, [w]e targeted the attitudes about conjugal violence held by personnel in substance abuse treatment setting. As well, we queried the respondents concerning the amount of linkage with the other milieu, and what obstacles they felt were significant in reducing the level of treatment coordination.» (p. 3-4)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
The sample counts «professionals representing fifty-seven substance abuse treatment centres in Quebec (public centers: n=38).» (p. 2)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[t]he results indicated little contact occurs between the two milieus, and that competition for resources and ideological differences are perceived as important obstacles preventing greater cooperation. More centers engage in direct intervention for female victims than male perpetrators. Finally, a tendency to underestimate the prevalence of concomitant problems and to attribute responsibility for violence onto the woman was noted. These findings are consistent with previous surveys and reviews that underscored the segmented approach to these problems and the continued lack of expertise in conjugal violence within substance abuse treatment setting. Innovative strategies are needed to better encourage greater cooperation and integration between treatment communities for co-existing substance abuse and conjugal violence.» (p. 2)