Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma -Informed Approach to Substance Use Treatment: SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE

3 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025

Women with substance use concerns often experience unique barriers to treatment and specialized needs that go unmet within traditional treatment settings, including: experiences of trauma and intimate partner violence, co-occurring health conditions, increased economic instability, family and parenting needs, medication assisted treatment during pregnancy, and gender-specific risk factors. This trans-inclusive online course defines what it means for services to be comprehensive, trauma-informed, and gender responsive for women; identifies issues to consider when working with women, including women who are pregnant or parenting; and discusses how to apply gender-responsive care in the delivery of behavioral health treatment and recovery services in order to improve outcomes for women and their families

This training is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health.

Presented by:
Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC is the Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as faculty at The University of Chicago, where they coordinate the Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor certification program. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting survivors of domestic violence and other trauma, as well as people impacted by housing instability, HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions; providing bilingual (Spanish and English) counseling, training, advocacy, and consultation; and leading programs using trauma-informed approaches, Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction, gender-responsive care, Housing First, and third-wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award, and the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Illinois chapter of National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). Gabriela provides clinical supervision and trauma-focused counseling services locally, as well as training and technical assistance related to serving marginalized communities impacted by trauma and other social determinants of health nationally and internationally.

Continuing Education Units: 1.5 CEUs 
This training is approved for continuing education by the boards listed here.* It is also approved for PRSS(S), CHW and Birth Doulas by the Nevada Certification Board.

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Date Sun, Jan 3 2020 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Boise)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Boise)
Registration Start Date Thu, Jul 29 2021 12:00 am GMT-6 (America/Boise)
Event Time Zone MDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Boise)
Individual Price $30
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