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Trauma-Informed Approaches for Engaging Women Who Use Substances, Opioid Resource Hub and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

Online
November 28, 2017

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (EDT)
 
This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
 
Canadian studies have shown that up to 90% of women in treatment for substance use have a history of trauma[1]. The  greater the stress from traumatic events, the greater the discomfort and the need to escape it through coping mechanisms such as substance use[2]. Experiences of trauma can hinder engagement with substance use treatment programs, and the programs can be less effective when the impacts of trauma are not understood and addressed[3].
 
Building upon the 2016 Trauma-Informed Care for Substance Use webinar, this webinar session will examine trauma-informed approaches (TIA) for engaging women who use substances, including opioids.  Participants are encouraged to watch the 2016 webinar recording at: https://camh.adobeconnect.com/_a829238269/p4ug3i84t6m/
 
The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Provide an over view of TIA for women who use substances.
  • Understand how nurses and other health care professionals can integrate TIA into practice to engage women who use substances.
  • Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with women who use substances.

Presenters: Julia Bloomenfeld & Rosanra Yoon, The Jean Tweed Centre

Who should attend: Nurses such as RNs, NPs and staff nurses in hospitals, nursing students, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, other allied health-care providers and policy makers.
 
Sign up for this event today! Registration is FREE but space is limited. You will receive the login details once you’ve registered.
 
Register at http://www.myrnao.ca/november28.
 
For more information, contact Kyle Dieleman at [email protected].
 
Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

 

[1] Jean Tweed Centre. (2013). Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services. Toronto: Author. Available at http://jeantweed. com/wp-content/themes/JTC/pdfs/Trauma%20Matters%20online%20version%20 August%202013.pdf.
[2] Maté, G. (2014).Foreword. In M. Herie & W.J. Skinner (Eds.), Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors (4th ed., pp. xiii–xviii). Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
[3] Jean Tweed Centre. Trauma Matters: Highlights of Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services. Available at http://jeantweed.com/wp-content/themes/JTC/pdfs/Highlights%20-%20TI%20Pr....