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Meeting the Needs of Families Affected by Co-occurring Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence

Families affected by co-occurring intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance use face unique and interconnected needs. Providing services requires consideration of the needs of the adult who is experiencing IPV, the child(ren) exposed to it, and the family unit as a whole, with a primary emphasis on ensuring the safety of all family members. This brief focuses on mothers who are experiencing IPV and who use substances, and it identifies promising practices and programs to meet the needs of these women and their children.


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