Navigating COVID-19 with Novel Intervention Strategies to Reach Women at Risk of Partner Violence


[Recording of this training will be uploaded here once ready.]

Date and time: Monday, June 8th, 2020, 1 pm – 2:30 pm


Louisa Gilbert, Associate Professor of Social Work (Bio)

Laura Fernandez, LMSW, Clinical Director of Sanctuary for Families (Bio)

Moderator: Anindita Dasgupta, PhD (Bio)

Description: This session will provide a brief overview of how social and economic consequences of COVID-19 are increasing risks for partner violence and how COVID-19 is creating challenges and opportunities for domestic violence services to pivot to reach, engage and intervene with women at elevated risk for partner violence. During this session, participants will learn basic core components of WINGS, an evidence-based SBIRT brief intervention tool. This session will also cover how digital technology and novel intervention strategies may be employed to intervene with women who are sheltering in place.


  • Identify pathways linking COVID-related mulit-level factors to recent increase in different types of partner violence
  • Increase knowledge of how to use WINGS an evidence-based  brief intervention strategy to identify and address partner violence
  • Employ novel culturally tailored intervention strategies and technology to reach out, engage and intervene with key affected populations of women at risk of IPV during COVID shelter-in-place restrictions

More details and registration:

LIVE WEBINAR w/ Limited Capacity- Please note that this event is open to the public and being recorded for educational and professional development purposes.


  • Donations will go to CSSW students facing immediate crises including food insecurity, housing insecurity, or other unexpected COVID-19 related expenses.
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