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Trauma-Informed Approaches for Engaging Women Who Use Substances - November 28, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thank you for your interest in attending the webinar titled: Trauma-Informed Approaches for Engaging Women Who Use Substances on November 28, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please complete the registration form below and an email confirmation with connection details will be sent to the email address provided. If you do not receive this email, please contact Kyle Dieleman, Project Coordinator, at kdieleman@rnao.ca.

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 here.

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.


  • Julia Bloomenfeld - Jean Tweed Centre
  • Rosanra Yoon - Jean Tweed Centre

[1] Jean Tweed Centre. (2013). Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services. Toronto: Author. Available: 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...