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Preventing Substance-Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment through the Lens of IPV

April 12, 2021
10: 00 AM - 11: 30 AM

Eastern Standard Time


Courtney Winkler, Robin Stimson, Brooke Ophardt

Content Areas

Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking
Child witnesses/exposure to DV, Domestic/intimate partner violence dynamics and services, Emerging issues and practices in DV, Intervention services, Resources for victims and survivors, Trauma-informed response and practices
DVS Certification
Children (VIII), Emerging Issues and Practices in DV (III), Intervention Services (V), Legal Issues (VII)
Training Level
Intermediate (geared towards those who have a foundational, working knowledge of domestic violence issues and are seeking to improve skills in new areas)

Registration Info

Registration Days
March 04 - April 09, 2021


Preventing Substance-Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment through the Lens of IPV

This workshop will provide details on how abusers may use impaired driving as a way to control victims and their children. As a result of this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and understand the prevalence and dangers around drunk driving and child endangerment. In addition, we’ll briefly review MADD’s mission and history; describe impaired driving statistics; review Delaware DUI statutes and laws; discuss the complex realities for IPV Victims; explore MADD’s role in prevention and assistance and best practices for practitioners.


Presenter: Robin Stimson, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Robin M. Stimson, LMSW, is the Manager of Victim Services for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Mid-Atlantic. There, she aids individuals who have been injured, or lost a loved one due to impaired driving. Robin received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2016. Before joining MADD in 2018, Robin worked with victims and families impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. She cultivated many resources for families, including a series of trauma workshops, virtual support groups, and shareable videos, for those suffering from trauma and grief in mind. Her social work experience has been key in the ability to advocate for, educate and prepare victims for, everything from the criminal justice system, to loss and renewal. In 2019, she was selected as one of nine MADD victim specialists in the Country to serve on the MADD National Victim Services Advisory Board.


This course, Preventing Substance-Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment Through the Lens of Intimate Partner Violence, Approval #210309, provided by Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is approved for continuing education by the NASW-DE Continuing Education Approval Collaborative. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Monday, March 29, 2021 through January 31, 2023. Delaware social workers will receive 1.5 General CE credits for participating in this course.


This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.