The TAVIM Project
||Development, implementation and evaluation of a previously not existing treatment programme for men with alcohol and violence problems within a network of European experts from the field of addiction and/or violence treatment.
||Men (18 years and older) with alcohol problems (abuse or dependency) requiring treatment who have repeatedly committed violent acts against their partners and/or children.
||March 30th 2006 until March 29th 2008
||Centre of Excellence on Applied Addictions Research at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Northrhine-Westphalia, Cologne, Germany
||Project co-ordinator Jennifer Frohn
Mission and vision
Empirical research indicates a strong relationship between alcohol consumption and domestic violence. The mission of this project is to offer a previously not existing treatment programme to men with alcohol problems (abuse or dependency syndrome), who have repeatedly committed violent acts against their partners and/or children. The vision of TAVIM is to develop a programme which can help to protect women and children from alcohol-related violence.
The project aims at the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Europe-wide applicable psychological treatment programme for men with alcohol and violence problems. This kind of integrated treatment of addiction and violence problems has not been common yet. The TAVIM treatment programme will be developed within a network of experts from the field of addiction and/or violence treatment from seven EU countries. After phases of testing and evaluation, it will be made available to the scientific community and be shared with practitioners in form of a manual, which shall be applied in out-patient/ambulant and in-patient addiction treatment services and in the field of perpetrator oriented violence treatment and/or prevention.
Prof. Dr. Michael Klein
Ms. Jennifer Frohn