Safe and Together(TM): Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health

May 16th, 2018

Safe and TogetherTM: Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health

May 16, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Capital University Law School
303 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Room 225

Many child welfare cases involve multiple issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health issues. Often these are seen as "co-occurring" and families are sent to different service providers for each issue. But, research shows us that they are often points of intersection related to each other. This advanced training explores these intersections and looks at how perpetrators can use substances or mental health conditions as another means of control; how adult and child survivors turn to substances to cope; and the impact of domestic violence on victims' ability to secure treatment.

Presenter: Kyle Pinto, MSW, LGSW, has been a National Trainer with the Safe & Together Institute since 2012. He facilitates training and consultation services around the Safe and Together model for child welfare, fatherhood and home visiting professionals. Kyle is a social worker and community educator who has worked throughout the child welfare, criminal justice and domestic violence fields for over ten years. In addition, he has worked directly with men on parole and probation through the Alternative to Incarceration Center in Danbury (CT) and has contributed to policy reform and community organizing with the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance.