Battered Women and Addictions

Brown University Distance Learning Program and The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England , funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA ), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment ( CSAT ), are offering a credited, on-line course on battered women and addictions.

Domestic violence and substance abuse are two separate but interrelated issues which are pervasive in today's society. These are chronic issues which are punctuated by acute incidents that require professional interventions which are best provided within an integrated, comprehensive continuum of care by culturally appropriate treatment staff. The goal of this course is to provide mental health, substance abuse and violence prevention professionals with philosophies and treatment options to treat women and their families who are effected by domestic violence and substance abuse. This will be accomplished through on-line presentations, additional readings question & answer activities.

The course instructor Deoshore Haig has twenty years of experience working with culturally diverse communities and managing human service programs. As an independent consultant, Ms. Haig services include designing and facilitating cultural skills, diversity, and competency training, health prevention programs and, technical assistance for organizational development change.

Recently, Ms. Haig participated in a three-year project designed to assess, evaluate, and integrate cultural competence within a public health institution for improvement of health disparities/outcomes among minority residents in the state of Rhode Island.

Ms. Haig received her BA from Potsdam College and has a Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a member of the Association of Black Social Workers, the Association of Death Education and Counseling and a board member of the National Center for Death Education Academic Board. Ms. Haig serves as an advisory board member to New England AIDS Education Training Center and volunteers as a Health Advocate for a Health Connection Program. Ms. Haig also volunteers on several other advisory boards within the Providence Community. Currently she is a Special Guest Lecturer at Providence College in the Social Work Department.

This course will begin on August 30, 2010, and will run for 5 weeks. The required time commitment is two hours per week (10 contact hours). There are no real time events associated with this course. All course material will be posted on the Internet.

The course payment is due by August 30, 2010. Refund requests will be honored until the posting of the second lesson (September 7, 2010), after which there will be no refunds. For additional information regarding this course offering, as well as a link to the Brown Distance Learning course '505 Battered Women' registration page, please go to the following WWW site and read the Official Course Announcement.

Battered Women and Addictions

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