Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery
July 26, 2010
until July 28, 2010
Join with leaders, colleagues and stakeholders as we create a two-and-a-half-day Conference Community to dialog on the current research, innovations and trends serving women and girls with substance use disorders and their families.
About the Conference
This is not your standard conference! There will be a variety of energizing ways to learn, converse, contribute, and play. You'll have opportunities interact with presenters and with other participants one-on-one, in small group discussions, and in personalized technical assistance sessions. Plus, there will be hands-on training available on technology tools such as blogging, Facebook, and electronic health records.
It is the intent of the conference co-sponsors to create a CONFERence filled with informed dialogue and stimulating resources that inform, inspire and encourage the best possible services for women with substance use disorders and their families.
As suggested by the conference theme, “Thriving in Changing Times,” the 2010 conference will focus on:
- What—effective practices and policies to improve outcomes for women
- How—building capacity to successfully institute effective practices and policies and
- Why – exploring current trends and strategies for meeting challenges and integrating innovations and research.
Topics and Common Threads
We have identified the following common threads that will be woven throughout the conference:
Based in recovery-oriented system of care
Acknowledge and address cultural responsiveness and disparities
Collaborative and integrated approaches
Mix of policy and program applications
Address the uniqueness of women across the life span
Integrate the principles of gender-responsive, trauma-informed care
Session topics fall into the following emphasis areas
Critical Issues of the Day
Specific Populations of Women
Gender Responsive Practices
Co-Occuring Health and Mental Health
Family-Centered Approaches and Child Welfare
Click here for a complete listing of sessions.
CEUS Continuing Education Units: 16.25
NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals
Social Work, from Jane Addams College of Social Work
Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.
Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals
In addition to days jam-packed with learning opportunities, there will be also be time to relax and discover the sights and sounds of Chicago. From morning yoga to nighttime blues, we hope you'll leave this conference feeling reaffirmed, reconnected, and renewed.
The Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery: Thriving in Changing Times is grounded in the principles of recovery and gender-responsive, trauma-informed care. The conference offers opportunities to explore a wide array of topics such as the following.
health policy affecting women’s treatment
women and the criminal justice system
co-occurring mental and health conditions
comprehensive recovery support for women
using technology in innovative ways
culturally responsive approaches
workforce development strategies
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