Common methods of coercive control in IPV
This presentation will explore coercive control as a tactic of intimate partner violence, including coercive substance use and coercive sexual exploitation. We will review what is currently known about the rates of substance abuse experienced by survivors and offenders of IPV and engage participants in a discussion about the misunderstanding regarding causality for violence and what obstacles survivors may encounter when seeking treatment. We will talk about what we mean by "being trauma-informed," what this means when working with offenders who use coercive tactics, some characteristics that may be seen in offender evaluations and how to address them in treatment planning and intervention. We welcome open dialogue about interventions participants have used or seen that they feel are effective and explore problematic situations participants may have encountered.
- Participants will learn to identify coercive control tactics often seen in intimate partner violence.
- Participants will learn how to address these with survivors in trauma-informed ways.
- Participants will learn how to address these tactics with offenders in non-confrontational ways that engender accurate accountability.
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Jana holds master’s degrees in criminal justice and Forensic Science and worked as a crime scene investigator specializing in domestic violence homicides and as a community safety evaluator before returning for an additional graduate degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has served on executive boards and worked closely with various coalitions and associations within our domestic violence treatment community and, along with Martha Burkett-Fallis, founded the non-profit agency Amethyst Center for Healing. She currently serves as the President-Elect for the UADVT and is on the board of directors for the UDVC. When Jana's not working she enjoys spending time with 300 pounds of fluffy dogs, a couple of cats, attending Comic Cons, gaming and traveling.
Martha Burkett-Fallis (Co-Presenter), Amethyst Center for Healing, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Martha worked as a children’s advocate before pursuing her Master of Social Work. As an advocate and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Martha has been involved with Domestic Violence advocacy and treatment since 2002. She has been a lead therapist, clinical director, and hospital administrator. She has served on executive boards and worked closely with various coalitions and associations within our domestic violence treatment community and, along with Jana Fulmer, founded the non-profit agency Amethyst Center for Healing. Martha currently serves as President for the UADVT. When she’s not working, Martha spends time belly-dancing, hiking, climbing, and camping with her family.