Intimate Partner Violence SBIRT: The WINGS Intervention Model – Webinar by Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert

June 22, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



This free webinar will present recent research findings on WINGS (Women Initiating New Goals of Safety), which is an evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment and service (SBIRT) tool designed for women who use drugs or alcohol. WINGS may be delivered using a computerized self-paced tool or by a case manager. These two different modalities of WINGS have recently been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial with substance-using women in community corrections with promising results. This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the core components of WINGS, a single session one-hour intervention, which include: (1) providing brief psycho-education to raise awareness on the different types of IPV that substance-using women are likely to experience and how substance use of the women or partner may trigger IPV and how the experience IPV may trigger drug use; (2) screening for different types of IPV using a standardize tool and provide feedback on risks for IPV based on screening results; (3) increasing motivation and commitment for reducing risks for IPV and improving relationship safety using brief motivational interviewing; (4) developing a safety plan considering substance use-related risks for IPV; (5) enhancing social support from family and friends to address IPV and (6) setting realistic goals and developing an action plan to improve relationship safety. This seminar will also discuss organizational strategies for implementing WINGS.


Sponsored by: NORC at the University of Chicago

Presented by: Dr. Louisa Gilbert, an Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a licensed social worker with 25 years of experience developing, implementing and testing multi-level interventions to address HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, trauma, partner violence and other co-occurring issues among vulnerable communities in the U.S. and Central Asia. She has served as the Co-Director of the Social Intervention Group since 1999 and the Co-Director of the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia since 2007. Her specific area of research interest has concentrated on advancing a continuum of evidence-based interventions to prevent intimate partner violence among drug-involved women and women in the criminal justice system. She has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals from this research.

NOTE: Dr. Gilbert will present a workshop on WINGS in the fall as part of CSSW’s Continuing Education programming.