Gender Responsive Strategies: Working with Women in Behavioral Health: SELF-PACED ONLINE

26 Sept 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

Typically, rehabilitative practices take a generalized “gender-neutral” approach. However, such approaches do not account for the distinct treatment needs of women. Instead, gender-responsive strategies advocate for assessment and treatment to reflect the biological, psychological, and social realities specific to women. Through this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to gender-responsive strategies for women clients. Current research will be reviewed and practical examples of gender-responsive programming will also be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe women’s distinct experiences related to mental health and substance abuse

  2. Discuss the six guiding principles of gender-responsive strategies

  3. Analyze real-world examples of gender-responsive approaches

Presented by: Breanna Boppre, Ph.D.

Dr. Breanna Boppre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Victim Studies at Sam Houston State University. Recognized as an outstanding graduate, she earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018. Dr. Boppre’s research assesses how victimization and trauma lead to system involvement. She critically examines the impacts of legal and carceral responses on system-impacted individuals and their families. Her research appears in numerous peer-reviewed outlets including Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Feminist Criminology. She was recently recognized for her innovative scholarship as the recipient of the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime/Feminist Criminology New Scholar Award. Beyond her research, Dr. Boppre is an award-winning educator. She has been recognized by the ASC Division of Victimology as 2021 Faculty Teacher of the Year and by ACJS with the 2022 Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award. Dr. Boppre delivers numerous trainings, workshops, and webinars using interactive and engaging presentation techniques to connect her scholarship to the public in an accessible way.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4 CEUs

This course is approved for CEUs by the Nevada Certification Board for CHS, PRSS/PRSS-S, and by the boards listed here


Date Tue, Sept 26 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Tue, Sept 26 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $80.00
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