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Table 6 Cross-program practices of SUDPs (N=241) and BIPs (N=235)

From: Addressing substance abuse and violence in substance use disorder treatment and batterer intervention programs

  SUDPs BIPs X2
Service Centralization (% yes, N) (% yes, N)  
To obtain help for both problems, potential clients can:    
 Call only one phone number 56.8 (137) 45.5 (107) 5.39*
 Complete only one set of intake procedures 26.0 (63) 24.6 (58) .10
 Obtain both at a single location 32.9 (79) 46.6 (110) 8.88**
 Have their program records shared with another of the cross type 20.6 (50) 23.0 (54) .40
Program has arrangements with another program to refer clients to:
 Of the same type 2.9 (7) 3.4 (8) .09
 Of the cross type 17.8 (43) 21.3 (50) .89
 Of programs that have arrangements with the cross type (N=93; 43 SUDPs, 50 BIPs):
 Formal arrangement 3.8 12.1 2.78
 Informal arrangement 61.5 47.0 2.49
Staff Training
Direct care staff are informed about addressing cross problem:    29.10***
 All 54.0 (130) 79.3 (186)  
 Some 24.5 (59) 14.5 (34)  
 None 21.5 (52) 6.2 (15)  
Direct care staff’s training in cross problem:    86.90***
 All are required to have formal training 12.9 (31) 45.4 (107)  
 Some (certain positions) required to have formal training 24.1 (58) 23.8 (56)  
 Some have informal training 32.3 (78) 24.7 (58)  
 No staff members have formal or informal training 30.6 (74) 6.2 (15)  
Treatment Integration
Program philosophy of best way to serve clients with both problems:
Help for both problems should be obtained at the same time, but in separate treatment programs 60.2 (145) 56.5 (133) .64
Help for both problems should be integrated into one treatment program 31.0 (75) 29.7 (70) .09
Substance abuse treatment should be completed first, followed by batterer intervention or anger management 9.7 (23) 19.0 (45) 7.87**
Batterer intervention or anger management should be completed first, followed by substance abuse treatment .5 (1) .4 (1) .00
Potential clients seeking help for both problems:    21.72***
Are permitted to obtain cross help while in this program 61.0 (147) 72.8 (171)  
No usual practice; depends on client and staff member 33.5 (81) 22.4 (53)  
Should complete this program before obtaining cross help 4.6 (11) .4 (1)  
Must obtain cross help before this program .9 (2) 4.4 (10)  
Would more linkages, cooperation between SUDP and BIP communities benefit your clients?    9.26*
Definitely no 1.7 (4) 0 (0)  
Probably no 5.2 (12) 5.6 (13)  
Probably yes 47.2 (114) 39.2 (92)  
Definitely yes 45.9 45.9 (111) 55.2 (130)
Barriers to your program being linked and cooperating with the cross type of program:
Differences in treatment philosophy between communities 9.9 (24) 12.9 (30) 1.02
Lack of substance abuse treatment training in BIPs 24.2 (58) 16.3 (38) 4.44*
Lack of batterer intervention training in SUDPs 36.3 (87) 23.6 (55) 8.84**
Lack of cross type of program in this area 19.3 (47) 9.0 (21) 10.12***
SUDPs not reimbursed for batterer intervention 31.8 (76) 15.0 (35) 18.32***
BIPs not reimbursed for substance abuse 10.8 (26) 29.2 (69) 24.89***
SUDPs and BIPs compete for clients 4.0 (10) 9.0 (21) 4.73*
  1. *p < .05 **p < .01 ***p < .001.