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Safety and Sobriety: Best Practices in Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

General Material
Published Date
July, 2000

This manual is the result of years of work by the Domestic Violence/Substance Abuse Task Force. The Task Force, a committee of the Department's Domestic Violence Advisory Council, is a collaborative group linking service providers, administrators and researchers from the fields of domestic violence, substance abuse and criminal justice.

Contents include:

  • Best Practices

    • Addressing Substance Abuse in Domestic Violence Agencies
    • Addressing Domestic Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment for Women
    • Addressing Substance Abuse in Batterers' Programs
    • Addressing Domestic Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment for Men
  • Special Settings
    • Public Assistance (TANF)
    • The Criminal Justice System
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Racial and Ethnic Groups
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People
  • Appendix
    • Screening/Assessment Tools: Alcohol and Other Drugs
    • Screening Tools: Domestic Violence
    • Power and Control Wheel
    • A Power and Control Model for Women's Substance Abuse
    • Cycle of Violence
    • Manifestations of Violence
    • Confidentiality Ñ Legal Protection
    • Confidentiality of Drug and Alcohol Patient Information (The General Rule)
    • Prohibition on Redisclosure of Information (Sample)
    • Consent for the Release of Confidential Information (Sample)
    • Sample Mutual Services (Linkage) Agreement
    • Qualified Service Organization Agreement (Sample)