Intersection of Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse Treatment Techniques That Work

This workshop will enhance understanding of the relationship between domestic violence and substance abuse. Current research, treatment techniques, and barriers to trauma-informed care will be shared. After attending this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the evidence-based connection between domestic violence and substance use and its implications.
  • Recognize personal bias to better serve clients experiencing domestic violence and substance use.
  • Identify treatment techniques that can be utilized with clients.

Who Should Attend: This professional continuing education workshop is designed for social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, and healthcare workers.

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance (2.0 CEU's).

Location: Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Ave Kansas City, KS 66101


  • Michelle Staab, LBSW is the Healthcare Advocate at SAFEHOME, the domestic violence service provider for Johnson and Miami County. Michelle received her degree from Fort Hays State University and has background working in adoption, education, and childcare. Michelle believes strongly in the value of networking and the importance of multi-service connections for clients in need.
  • Kelsey Rose is the Community and Youth Educator at SAFEHOME. She spends part of her time presenting SAFEHOME Health Relationship Curriculum in area schools. Beyond school-based education, she trains civic, social, business, and religious organizations on the dynamics of domestic violence. Kelsey has previously led relationship violence prevention classes at a substance use treatment center.

Registration: Workshop is $20.00.

Pre-register only. To obtain a registration form, Contact Stacy Davis or visit If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, please contact Stacy Davis at by email or (913) 281-2221 ext. 112 at least 5 days prior to the workshop. Registration deadline is February 19, 2017.

Sponsored by Mental Health America of the Heartland.