'Bilateral ESRC/FAPESP' Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research learning alliance

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Addictions

Abstract

Context
Intimate partner violence (IPV) (physical, sexual or psychological abuse) occurs in all countries, cultures and among all ethnic groups; however, there are culture-specific characteristics that need to be considered in prevention and treatment including: cultural definitions and expectations of appropriate sex roles, belief in the inherent superiority of males and acceptability of violence in conflict resolution. Despite this, our understanding of the role that cultural beliefs play in IPV perpetration is limited.

Males in substance abuse treatment are more likely to be violent towards their female partners than non-substance abusers. Research suggests that 34-68% of men in substance abuse treatment have a history of IPV. Despite this, many perpetrator interventions do not address substance use, and therefore, reach far fewer individuals than substance abuse treatment programmes could. As a result, it has been argued that treatment for IPV should be integrated into substance abuse treatment. Currently, most substance abuse services lack the competencies to respond effectively to IPV. Few studies have examined IPV perpetration among substance abusers. None have examined cross-cultural issues.

Aims
This project will examine and compare the prevalence and cultural construction of IPV perpetration by males in substance abuse treatment in London and São Paulo. In addition, current policies, treatment protocols and care pathways for male substance abusing perpetrators in both countries will be reviewed, and key stakeholders interviewed to identify the barriers and facilitators to working with this client group. The research will inform the development of an evidence and theory based cross-cultural capacity framework for working effectively with male perpetrators in substance abuse treatment. An International Learning Alliance Steering Group of expert academics, practitioners and policy makers from England, Brazil, Spain and the US will be establishe at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, research, best practice and policy, and to determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration. In addition, local Learning Alliance networks of service users and providers, policy makers and academics will be established in both London and São Paulo to develop cross-sector solutions to this complex problem, building on the knowledge transferred from this project into practice, thereby improving interventions for substance abusers who perpetrate IPV.

Potential applications & benefits
The major potential benefit of this project is the capacity framework, developed collaboratively and inter-disciplinarily by members participating in the International Learning Alliance Steering Group and the local Learning Alliance networks in London and São Paulo. The framework will consider how best to identify, assess and respond to intimate partner violence in substance abuse treatment and will clearly lay out the expected minimum standards for practice in working with perpetrators for the three levels of the substance abuse treatment workforce.

The mainstreaming of IPV perpetration interventions to substance abuse treatment will ensure that perpetrator interventions reach a wider number of perpetrators than the Criminal Justice or Domestic Violence programmes alone and may decrease substance use and violence and improve the family functioning as a whole. In addition, these local partnerships between the substance abuse and domestic violence sectors will foster collaborative and cross-agency working; and raise awareness of the need for integrated policy for both sectors.

Annually, IPV costs in the UK are estimated at £36.7 billion. Potential benefits of this work include the reduction of IPV perpetration by male substance abusers that should lead to a reduction in the resulting financial burden.

Planned Impact

Economic impact
With the total annual cost of IPV in England and Wales totalling over £15 billion(Walby, 2004), an effective response to IPV perpetration among substance users could reduce the economic and societal costs considerably. To see such a change would require the capabilities framework to be taken up across all of England, staff to be trained and interventions to be delivered. Therefore, the economic impact could be seen in the longer term(5-10 years) from the completion of the project.

Increasing effectiveness of practice and policy
The major potential benefit of this project is the development of a capacity framework and resources to assist the substance abuse treatment workforce to improve identification and service response to males who perpetrate IPV. The mainstreaming of IPV interventions to substance abuse treatment will ensure that IPV interventions reach a wider number of perpetrators than the Criminal Justice or Domestic Violence programmes alone and may decrease substance use and violence and improve the family functioning as a whole and human rights.
The Capability Framework would ensure a more standardised and consistent approach to workforce development in this area, thus leading to increased detection and intervention. Dissemination of the Capability Framework for service abuse treatment services, is expected that the project and Learning Alliance will enhance staff competencies in working with IPV perpetrators who are substance users, and improve outcomes for victims in London and São Paulo. Guidance will be cross-cultural and therefore applicable to other countries and cultures other than the ones involved in this project. The impact of the capabilities framework could be seen immediately following the completion of the project and would be expected to increase as the framework became integrated into standard practice.
In addition, the development of local Learning Alliance partnerships between the substance abuse and domestic vlence sectors will foster collaborative and cross-agency working; and raise awareness of the need for integrated policy for both sectors. CRI and Blenheim drug services are national service providers of substance abuse treatment enhancing the reach and impact of the Framework. Both providers have highlighted their support to addressing this complex issue in practice. By involving local commissioners and local and national policy makers in the Learning Alliances, then the likelihood of the project influencing future policy will be enhanced. Furthermore, Respect have a lobbying role with central government, therefore, this will ensure that substance use and IPV remain on the political agenda. Such enhanced relationships could be forged during the project but would be expected to take 3-5 years for a policy to be developed and implemented nationally.

Societal impact
IPV is associated with poorer mental and physical health, substance abuse and HIV risk behaviours among victims (Golding, 1999;Campbell et al., 2002;Frye et al., 2007). In England and Wales, at least 750,000 children witness IPV every year. In addition, 52% of child protection cases involve domestic violence. Studies report that around 40% of men who perpetrated IPV were also violent towards their children (Slep & O'Leary, 2005). Males are more likely to become perpetrators of severe partner violence if they had witnessed interparental violence(Seabury et al., 2010). Both witnessing interparental violence and suffering physical abuse as a child result in an increased likelihood of mental health and substance abuse problems(Kernic et al., 2003) and IPV(Gil-Gonzalez et al., 2007), thus continuing the inter-generational cycle of substance abuse & violence. Improving the response to IPV perpetration by substance abuse treatment services should result in perpetrators' families experiencing less violence and associated consequences; and lead to breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence.

Publications

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Description Key findings in England

Policy review
A policy review was conducted to examine drug and alcohol and domestic violence policy documents for England and Wales from 1998-2014. We found little integration in policy. Although drug strategy documents referred to the co-occurrence of substance misuse and domestic violence in families with complex needs, there was little attempt to encourage e.g. co-location of services for domestic violence perpetrators in substance use treatment services. In alcohol policy documents, there was a more explicit link made between alcohol misuse and domestic violence. Department of Health Guidance under the Labour government encouraged local alcohol commissioners to consider services for vulnerable alcohol users including those experiencing domestic violence. The Localism agenda (moving more decision making powers from central to local government) introduced by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government in 2010 however changed the way that services for alcohol and drugs were commissioned and removed 'ring fenced', priority funding for alcohol and drug services. Policy for domestic violence has focused on safeguarding victims and prosecuting perpetrators.

Views of policy makers
Policy makers interviewed were concerned that there is a lack of evidence of the prevalence and relationship between substance use and domestic violence. They agreed that there is a gap in provision for substance misusing perpetrators and emphasised the need for joint working arrangements and information sharing between substance misuse services and domestic violence agencies.

Current practice
An examination of protocols and assessment guides used by three treatment providers in initial assessments found few specific questions concerning domestic violence perpetration although there were questions about victimisation and about general violence (outside the family). Interviews with substance misuse professionals confirmed that domestic violence perpetration in substance misusers tends to be uncovered opportunistically in the course of key work unless victims and perpetrators are both using the same service. Other themes that emerged in these interviews concerned the normalising of violence in drug misusing relationships, that although by no means all drug misusing relationships are unequal, where both men and women are substance misusers there tends to be gendered patterns of control by male substance misusers over access to female partners' drugs and health care for example. There was a lack of knowledge on the part of staff from substance misuse services concerning available services and care pathways for perpetrators of domestic violence outside Criminal Justice System provision. Perpetrators were not considered particularly difficult to work with by staff but they suggested that there is a lack of awareness of services and lack of confidence on the part of many staff in substance misuse services regarding how to address domestic violence perpetration in the course of key working.

Interviews with substance use staff
Interviews with substance use key workers and managers revealed:

• Few staff felt confident or that it was a legitimate part of their role to enquire about IPV perpetration in assessments and ongoing work with people receiving treatment for substance use
• Few staff were aware of referral pathways for IPV perpetrators outside the criminal justice system
• Training received tended to have focused on safeguarding and services for IPV victims

Interviews with men in substance use treatment
223 men receiving treatment for substance use in London and South East England were interviewed using questions that assessed the occurrence and frequency of victimisation and perpetration of emotional, physical or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV). Information was also collected on 10 adverse childhood experiences (emotional, sexual and physical abuse, witnessing inter-parental violence, being looked after, being neglected, parents separated/divorced or a parent died or either parent was absent), substance use, mental and physical health. 20 men who reported that they had perpetrated IPV were interviewed in-depth to explore their rationales for perpetrating IPV and the role of substance use in IPV perpetration.

• average age 43, 38% of whom currently married/cohabiting or had an intimate partner

• 87% unemployed or receiving benefits, 27% currently homeless

• 53% were in treatment for drug use (mainly heroin, crack and cannabis), 17% were receiving treatment for alcohol and 17% were receiving treatment for both drug and alcohol use and 35% receiving treatment. 52% were poly drug users. 63% were drinking at hazardous levels.

• 71% of men had experienced any childhood abuse (67% childhood physical abuse and 26% childhood sexual abuse). 76% had witnessed inter-parental violence as a child. The average number of adverse childhood experiences reported was 4.2 [maximum possible score 10]

• 50% of men met criteria for probable major depressive disorder

• 77% had ever perpetrated any (emotional, physical and/or sexual) IPV: 62% had ever perpetrated emotional IPV, 60% had ever perpetrated physical IPV (with/without emotional IPV) and 6% had ever perpetrated sexual IPV (with/without emotional and/or physical IPV)

• 35% of men who had perpetrated physical IPV considered it a crime, as did 20% of those who had perpetrated sexual IPV

• Mutual (perpetrator and victim) IPV most commonly reported (74%)

• Experiencing a greater number of adverse childhood experiences and a higher hazardous drinking score predicted ever perpetrating any (emotional, physical or sexual) IPV
In the in-depth interviews with 20 men who identified as having perpetrated any IPV, three narratives of IPV perpetration were distinguished:

1. Disputes with partners that escalated to IPV perpetration in which substance use represented misuse of scarce resources/time and disputes that escalated to IPV perpetration related to the acquisition and sharing of substances

2. IPV perpetration and victimisation that is explained/excused by alcohol/drug intoxication

3. Accounts where substance use did not feature or was incidental to IPV perpetration. Here IPV was accounted for by sexual jealousy or harm to children

In all types accounts of perpetrating IPV, stereotypical and prescriptive male/female roles provided a context for and made IPV perpetration explicable.

Implications and recommendations
• Given the high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences reported by men receiving treatment for substance use, and the association of adverse childhood experiences with any IPV perpetration; a trauma-informed approach to working with males who use substances is indicated

• Staff working in substance use treatment are highly skilled in building rapport and discussing sensitive topics with people who use substances.

• Substance use treatment services should identify gaps in knowledge, training and support needs for staff, and referral and care pathways for IPV perpetrators and victims

• There is scope for the development of integrated interventions to address both substance use and IPV as well as sign posting and referral to specialist services

• Substance use treatment services represent an opportunity to identify and respond to IPV perpetration

• A Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate IPV in substance use treatment settings has been developed from the findings of this study, aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services to define and clarify the key capabilities (i.e. knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol), and who perpetrate IPV. It can be downloaded free-of-charge here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Exploitation Route The research has informed the development of an evidence and theory based cross-cultural Capacity Framework and training resource for working effectively with male IPV perpetrators in substance abuse treatment. International and local Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil and Spain.
Sectors Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx
 
Description The findings were used to develop a Capabilities Framework for Substance Use Treatment Staff to work safely and effectively with men who misuse substances
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Healthcare
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Guideline Title Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management
Description Guidelines
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description Policy briefing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Children and Families grant funding
Amount £233,169 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description ESRC Standard Research Studentship (Quota) (New)
Amount £82,436 (GBP)
Funding ID B108492K 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description Programme Grant for Applied Research
Amount £2,263,155 (GBP)
Funding ID RP-PG-0614-20012 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2021
 
Description Programme Grant for Applied Research
Amount £2,930,919 (GBP)
Funding ID RP-PG-1214-20009 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2021
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Against Violence & Abuse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Blenheim Community Drugs Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Connexus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Cranstoun
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Federal University of Sao Carlos
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Government of Catalonia
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Living Without Violence
Country New Zealand 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Respect (Domestic Violence Prevention Service)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation Rochester Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Learning Alliance 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution An International Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice in England, Brazil, Spain and the US. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The International Learning Alliance will contribute fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results by different stakeholders as the project unfolds as well as dissemination of research results to as wide an audience as possible. The International Learning Alliance met 3 times face-to-face; at the initiation (London 27 March 2014 ), midway (Sao Paulo March 2015), and end (London 2 February 2016) of the project to coincide with the dissemination events and international conference. At the first International Learning Alliance meeting presentations were given outlining the research and the aims of the learning alliance, and how impact could be measured. Professor Garcia Moreno from the World Health Organisation presented the WHO perspective on IPV perpetration and addiction. Individual country perspectives were presented and discussed from UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia and the US. Four service users from London also presented their perspective. At the second international learning alliance, interim research findings were presented and a meeting was held with the local learning alliance to consult on the capabilities framework. The final results and learnings from the project were presented to the third international learning alliance during the end of project conference.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion and networking.
Impact None at present. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes health, social care, addiction, general practice, psychiatry, psychology, gender based violence, policy, nursing, sociology and criminal justice. The International Learning Alliance includes policy makers, practitioners, academics, and service users. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Against Violence & Abuse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Blenheim Community Drugs Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Cranstoun
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Government of Catalonia
Department Department of Health
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Living Without Violence
Country New Zealand 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Ministry of Justice
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Respect (Domestic Violence Prevention Service)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation South London and Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Local Learning Alliance 
Organisation Westminster Drugs Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A local Learning Alliance of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users was established at the initiation of the project; to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, determine how alcohol and drug services can best respond to IPV perpetration by male clients and enhance translation of findings to policy and practice. Multiple stakeholders, disciplines and cultures work together to overcome barriers to horizontal-vertical learning. The local Learning Alliance has contributed fundamentally to the use and appropriation of research results including the capabilities framework by different stakeholders. The local Learning Alliance met 6 times (including 2 international Learning Alliance meetings) face-to-face to support the research phases, develop the capabilities framework and facilitate the dissemination and translation of knowledge into practice. The implementation of the learning alliance approach was evaluated as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution Learning Alliance Meetings The local Learning Alliance has met six times (including two international learning alliance meetings in London. Local learning alliance meetings were also held by the research team in Sao Paulo, and an additional International Learning Alliance meeting was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015. 1st international learning alliance - 27th March 2014 (London) 28 people attended the initial national/international learning alliance meeting of the project on 27th March 2014 held in the Wolfson lecture theatre at KCL. Participants included representatives from UK drug and alcohol treatment services, IPV organisations, drug and alcohol and IPV membership organisations (Adfam, Drugscope, Respect) Department of Health and Public Health England Representatives, Local Authority commissioners of adult services, researchers and service user representatives. Gail Gilchrist introduced the project, previous research on substance use and IPV and the project timetable. Carlos Moreno Leguizamon, (University of Greenwich) one of the project partners introduced the Learning Alliance methodology at which stake holders would be consulted and provided with early findings throughout the lifecycle of the project. Claudia Garcia Moreno of the WHO presented the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of WHO. Presentations were made by representatives from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia and the US on the prevalence of IPV perpetration amongst alcohol and drug users; treatment pathways, models of treatment, barriers to addressing ipv in the context of treatment and how health and substance use policies address IPV. Service users presented on their perspectives on this issue. 1st local learning alliance - 10th July 2014 (London) 16 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, the Home Office, PHE and substance use and IPV membership organisations attended a half day meeting at KCL . Early findings from a policy mapping exercise were shared with the group. Feedback was given from the first LA meeting and the group discussed how to take the research findings forward. 2nd local learning alliance - 18th March 2015 (London) 15 people including researchers, representatives from substance use services, substance use and IPV membership organisations, the Department of Health and Public Health England attended a half day meeting at IOPPN. Preliminary findings from interviews with 223 men in treatment for substance use and qualitative interviews with 20 men who had been identified as perpetrators was shared with the group. Discussion took place regarding the value/interpretation of the findings and their implications for treatment services. 3rd local learning alliance - 16th June 2015 (London) Liz Hughes, author of the Dual Diagnosis Capabilities Framework and Colin Fitzgerald of Respect led a Learning Alliance meeting to consider the Capabilities required for substance use staff to work with perpetrators of IPV for the development of a Capabilities Framework document. The meeting was attended by 10 people including researchers and representatives from substance use treatment services, Public Health England and Respect. Liz Hughes presented the idea of a capabilities framework for treatment services and the group discussed knowledge; skill; attitude; ethical considerations and support required (learning, supervision etc) for staff to work safely with male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the context of treatment services. This discussion contributed to the development of a Capabilities Framework documenthttps://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf 4th local learning alliance - 8th December 2015 (London) 5 people including researchers and representatives from substance use, IPV organisations attended a meeting to discuss the Capabilities Framework document (see above) and to plan the agenda for the conference in February 2016 3rd International learning alliance - 2nd February 2016 (London) End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference (including the local learning alliance members). Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Members of the national and international learning alliances chaired sessions and presented their research findings and presented on their experience of being involved in the learning alliance. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings (co-produced by the researcher team from their findings and the learning alliance) was presented and distributed at the conference http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The learning alliance co-produced with the research team the "Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings" a key output from this project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx The local learning alliance facilitated access to research participants for the study and assisted the research team with research interpretation of the findings. The local learning alliance contributed to the project blog; presented at the end of project conference and have been supportive in the development of future grant applications in this field.
Impact A Capabilities Framework has been developed from the findings of the bilateral project 'Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research Learning Alliance'. Local and international Learning Alliances of expert academics, practitioners, voluntary organisations, charities, policy makers and service users were established in England and Brazil at the initiation of the project to strengthen and support the exchange and dissemination of information, and determine how substance use treatment services could best respond to intimate partner violence perpetration. This research examined and compared the prevalence and cultural construction of intimate partner violence perpetration by males attending treatment for substance use in England and Brazil. Government and local strategies, protocols and care pathways were reviewed, and interviews with key stakeholders identified the barriers and facilitators to responding to intimate partner violence among people in treatment for substance use. Findings from this research alongside stakeholder consultation with Learning Alliance members has informed the development of this Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings. The Framework aims to define and clarify the key capabilities (ie knowledge, attitude and values, ethical practice, skills and reflection and professional development) for working with men who use substances (drugs and alcohol) and who perpetrate intimate partner violence. It is aimed primarily at people who work within substance use treatment services, but it also relevant to those who plan and lead service developments within substance use sector including managers and commissioners. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/Capabilities-Framework-Final.pdf http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Service user involvement group 
Organisation Bexley Alcohol & Drug Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team (England) presented the research to the service user involvement group including the materials for Phase 2 and 3 - i.e. survey, topic guide for qualitative interview and consent and participant information sheets. Eight males from different substance misuse treatment services and an integrated substance misuse and intimate partner violence intervention attended.
Collaborator Contribution The service user involvement group made suggestions on how to improve the materials, and ensured the materials used in the study were suitable for the client group. They will also be involved in preparing the dissemination materials and event for this study.
Impact This study was reviewed and given a favourable opinion by Northampton National Research Ethics Service (NRES) (Reference: 14/EM/0088).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Service user involvement group 
Organisation Cranstoun
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team (England) presented the research to the service user involvement group including the materials for Phase 2 and 3 - i.e. survey, topic guide for qualitative interview and consent and participant information sheets. Eight males from different substance misuse treatment services and an integrated substance misuse and intimate partner violence intervention attended.
Collaborator Contribution The service user involvement group made suggestions on how to improve the materials, and ensured the materials used in the study were suitable for the client group. They will also be involved in preparing the dissemination materials and event for this study.
Impact This study was reviewed and given a favourable opinion by Northampton National Research Ethics Service (NRES) (Reference: 14/EM/0088).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Service user involvement group 
Organisation Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team (England) presented the research to the service user involvement group including the materials for Phase 2 and 3 - i.e. survey, topic guide for qualitative interview and consent and participant information sheets. Eight males from different substance misuse treatment services and an integrated substance misuse and intimate partner violence intervention attended.
Collaborator Contribution The service user involvement group made suggestions on how to improve the materials, and ensured the materials used in the study were suitable for the client group. They will also be involved in preparing the dissemination materials and event for this study.
Impact This study was reviewed and given a favourable opinion by Northampton National Research Ethics Service (NRES) (Reference: 14/EM/0088).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Service user involvement group 
Organisation Foundation66
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team (England) presented the research to the service user involvement group including the materials for Phase 2 and 3 - i.e. survey, topic guide for qualitative interview and consent and participant information sheets. Eight males from different substance misuse treatment services and an integrated substance misuse and intimate partner violence intervention attended.
Collaborator Contribution The service user involvement group made suggestions on how to improve the materials, and ensured the materials used in the study were suitable for the client group. They will also be involved in preparing the dissemination materials and event for this study.
Impact This study was reviewed and given a favourable opinion by Northampton National Research Ethics Service (NRES) (Reference: 14/EM/0088).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact End of Conference National and International Learning Alliance meeting, The Great Hall, King's strand campus. 180 people attended the end of project conference. Participants included representatives from substance use services, IPV victim and perpetrator services, adult service commissioners, police, community safety organisations, Community Rehabilitation Companies, national and international researchers, the England and Wales Department of Health, Public Health England and service user representatives. Organisations represented included NSPCC, Adfam, Rise (CRC), Kent Police, Terrence Higgins Trust, Swift Family Services, The Priory Hospital, housing charity, St Mungos' and representatives from 29 local authorities were represented. Researchers Gail Gilchrist, Polly Radcliffe and Professor Ana Flavia Oliveira presented the quantitative and qualitative findings from the project. International researchers from Australia and America sent pre-recorded presentations and skyped in for questions and answers session. Liz Hughes of the University of Huddersfield and Jo Todd of Respect presented the Capabilities Framework which was available to all conference participants. Carlos Moreno and participants in the National and International Learning Alliance presented their perspectives of the Learning Alliance. Claudia Garcia Moreno from the World Health Authority and Jane Mounteney of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction presented an international perspective. Researchers from Spain presented findings from their local initiatives in Catalunya, using the Capabilities Framework. Practitioners from IPV and substance use organisations in the UK presented on their practices working with substance misusing IPV perpetrators. A vodcast is available of the event. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in substance use treatment settings http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/project-outputs.aspx was distributed to all attenders. This has resulted in the research team being contacted by commissioners (n=2) and services/organisations (n=4) interested in using the framework and accompanying training pack to respond to IPV in their service or the services they commission. Gail Gilchrist was also invited to write a section for the UK guidelines on clinical management Drug misuse and dependence Drug Misuse - currently being rewritten.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/events/Men,-Substance-Use-and-Relationships-Study-Confer...
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The prevalence and factors associated with ever perpetrating intimate partner violence by men receiving substance use treatment in Brazil and England: a cross-cultural comparison. Lisbon Addictions 2017. 2nd European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies. 24-26 October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Polly Radcliffe presented "Gaps and Contradictions in the policy and practice response to addressing intimate partner violence perpetration by men in substance misuse treatment in England". Society for the Study of Addiction, York, 5-6th November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.addiction-ssa.org/symposium/presentation/gaps-and-contradictions-in-the-policy-and-practi...
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation as part of a symposium on substance use and intimate partner violence: The prevalence and factors associated with intimate partner violence perpetration by men receiving substance use treatment: A cross cultural comparison. San Francisco 26th-28th September 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. Dr Gail Gilchrist. [symposium title: The complex relationship between men's use of alcohol and other drugs and their violence toward female partners: Implications for healthcare responses]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Polly Radcliffe (Research Fellow for the project) presented findings from Phase 1 of the study;Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Substance Misuse Treatment. Mapping European and England and Wales policy; at the European Society for the Social Study of Drugs, Nantes September 2014.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation "Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Men Receiving Substance Use Treatment in England: A Mixed Methods Study" at the. Australian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs Conference. 30 October -2 November 2016, Sydney, Australia to raise awareness of the need to address intimate partner violence among men in substance use treatment. The Framework for working safely and effectively with men in substance use treatment was also distributed at the presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/apsadconference16/422365/
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by men receiving substance use treatment in England: A mixed methods study. 5th International Congress of Dual Disorders, ICDD 2017. 23-26 March 2017, Madrid, Spain. Gail Gilchrist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Polly Radcliffe presented 'We didn't have perfect lives and we took drugs, so we were doomed from the start really'; An exploration of English problem drug and alcohol users' accounts of Intimate Partner Violence perpetration. Contemporary Drugs Problems Conference, Lisbon 16-18th September 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A podcast with Dr Gail Gilchrist about her work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence to discuss the research evidence and complexities of this important issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.acast.com/whatsthecrack/extracrack-aninterviewwithdrgailgilchrist
 
Description Presentation of findings and dissemination of framework to Public Health England Joint Commissioning Managers Forum (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of findings and dissemination of framework to Public Health England Joint Commissioning Managers Forum (London) on Monday 18th April. The framework was discussed and disseminated and it is hoped that its use will be audited
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation of findings and dissemination of framework to Public Health England service providers' forum (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of findings and dissemination of framework to 13 service providers' from Public Health England London' Service Providers' forum (London) on Monday 11th April. The framework was discussed and disseminated and it is hoped that its use will be audited
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Public Health England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to present at Public Health England event, National Intelligence Network on drug health harms; on 22 October 2014. Title of presentation Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to the Pompideu Group in Rome, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gilchrist presented "Men in substance use treatment and partner violence 'capabilities framework' for substance use staff" in Rome, Italy Seminar on women, drugs and violence 10-11 December 2015. This seminar was hosted and funded by the Department for Anti-Drug Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Italy and was organised in collaboration with the Pompidou Group. Professionals working in the area of addiction treatment, harm and risk reduction, along with policy makers from 22 countries attended the seminar: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom; a consultant from Greece and also UNICRI. Gilchrist was also part of the round table discussion: How is gender and violence taken into account in drug policies in France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain? The Capabilities framework was disseminated to all participants at the seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.coe.int/T/DG3/Pompidou/Source/Documents/Women_Drugs_Violence%20Seminar%20Programme_en_def...
 
Description Project Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A website has been created to inform people about the research and the learning alliances. The project will host publications and outputs from the project when these have been delivered.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/addictions/research/drugs/MSUaRresearchteam.aspx
 
Description Project blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A project blog has posted relevant articles on the intimate partner violence and substance use, as well as publicise and disseminate project events and outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/mensubstanceuserelationships/
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to present at a workshop during the Public Health England event Evidence into Practice: Domestic Violence; on Thursday 6 November 2014 in London. Title of workshop: Working with Domestic Violence perpetrators in substance misuse services

Slides from presentation distributed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014