For the past two years, Families Plus, (a division of Action on Addiction) and the charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA), have been working together to develop and deliver a training course aimed at professionals who support clients affected by domestic abuse and either their own or their partner’s substance misuse. The course acknowledges that historically the two fields of substance misuse and domestic violence have worked quite separately, Action on Addiction brings experience and expertise taken from the field of addiction treatment, whereas CAADA works with advocates who protect the highest risk victims and their children from domestic abuse. The result of the collaboration is a course that uses a systemic approach to help practitioners from both fields find the best way to support their clients with these co-existing problems.
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