Women, Children, and Families - Training and Technical Assistance

Women Matter!

Learn what professionals need to know when working with women who have substance use disorders.

The five-part webinar series, Women Matter! presents current research, best practice, and critical thinking about topics professionals need to know when working with women who have substance use disorders. It provides an introduction to gender differences and the delivery of gender-responsive services for women by combining clinical interventions, practical applications and resources with women’s voices. The series was held March through July 2015, and is now available for viewing and Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Each webinar is 1.5 hours.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) while updating your knowledge about women, addiction, and recovery. National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

SAMHSA created the Women Matter! webinar series to:

  • Build the workforce’s capacity to address the specific needs of women and provide gender-sensitive care; and
  • Increase the national focus on, and understanding of, women’s unique substance use and co-occurring disorders while offering concrete resources about the specific recovery needs of women.

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the webinar series flyer (PDF | 831 KB).

Webinar Topics

Women in the Mirror: Addressing Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues and Trauma in Women with Substance Use Disorders

Originally broadcast on March 5, 2015.

This session offers current information about effective interventions and strategies for supporting women with co-occurring substance use, trauma and mental health issues. Topics include: trauma, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD among women with substance use disorders.

Presenters:

  • Francine Feinberg, Psy.D., LCSW
  • Kathleen O’Leary, M.S.W.
  • Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP (moderator)

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the Women in the Mirror flyer (PDF | 740 KB).

Download the slides from this presentation (PDF | 15.9 MB)

Women Connected: Families and Relationships in Women’s Substance Use and Recovery

Originally broadcast on April 9, 2015.

Family and relationships play an important role in women’s lives, including in substance use, treatment, and recovery supports. This webinar offers service providers specific strategies to address women’s need for connection with others, especially children and family. Participants will gain knowledge and resources to help engage women in substance use treatment and recovery, including an array of family-based approaches.

Presenters

  • Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
  • Kathryn Icenhower, Ph.D.
  • Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP (moderator)

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the Women Connected flyer (PDF | 554 KB).

Download the slides from this presentation (PDF | 17.5 MB)

Women’s Health, Wellness, and Recovery: An Introduction to Women’s Substance Use Disorders and Health

Originally broadcast on May 6, 2015.

This session provides an overview of the health concerns for women with substance use disorders and the importance of integrated health and behavioral health services for early identification and interventions. It is geared toward both health care providers and individuals working in women’s behavioral health. It also includes a women’s HIV update as a special feature.

Presenters

  • Hendree Jones, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Goler, M.D.
  • Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP (moderator)

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the Women's Health, Wellness, and Recovery flyer (PDF | 750 KB).

Download the slides from this presentation (PDF | 10.5 MB)

Gender-Responsive Co-Ed Treatment and Recovery for Women

Originally broadcast on June 9, 2015.

This webinar discusses specific strategies and approaches that can be used to effectively reach and support women in co-ed substance use disorder treatment settings. It also includes the results of a SAMHSA expert panel on this topic and specific strategies and techniques that can be employed in co-ed programs and groups.

Presenters:

  • Kimberly (Kim) Bond, MFT
  • Lonnetta Albright, B.S., CPEC
  • Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP (moderator)

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the Gender Responsive Co-Ed Treatment and Recovery for Women flyer (PDF | 725 KB).

Download the slides from this presentation (PDF | 5.4 MB).

Women Unbarred: Recovery and Supports for Women Involved with Criminal Justice

Originally broadcast on July 23, 2015.

This session discusses the unique experiences of women who are incarcerated and the barriers to recovery and re-entry that women leaving incarceration often experience. Presenters discuss effective interventions and supports for helping women to rebuild their lives, as well as community programs and policies.

Presenters

  • Brenda Smith, J.D.
  • Maureen Buell
  • Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP (moderator)

Access the Women Matter! series at ehealthknowledge.

Download the slides from this presentation (PDF | 4.4 MB)

Last Updated: 10/22/2015