Caring for and Empowering Women with Substance Use Disorders is an e-learning series that features courses for clinicians and staff who work with and support women in treatment and recovery. In this course, Reproductive and Sexual Health, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about family planning and sexually transmitted infections among women who misuse substances. This course includes interactive activities, downloadable resources, and short video clips narrated by Dr. Hendrée Jones from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Horizons Program.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the different types of contraceptive devices and discuss correct usage.
- Summarize the impact of STIs for women with substance use disorders.
- Describe the application of trauma-informed care when communicating with clients.
- Recommend resources and describe how to talk to women about reproductive health.
This course was prepared by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant & Postpartum Women and Their Families with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All material appearing in this course is in the public domain and may be used without permission from SAMHSA or the authors. Citation of the source is appreciated.
This 12-hour, self-paced course helps counselors and other practitioners working with women to better understand women’s substance use, treatment and recovery experiences and effective interventions for women.
Developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number 283-07-3802.
This 6-hour, self-paced course is designed for behavioral healthcare professionals working with minority men experiencing substance use disorders.
Developed by the Pacific Southwest, Central East, Northeast and Prairielands ATTC Regional Centers with special project supplemental funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.