Women’s Recovery Conference May 6-8, 2015

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Location: MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus Asheville, NC

The conference offers up to 17.25 credit hours, a wide array of credit options and is designed for substance abuse, mental health, psychology, criminal justice, human services and healthcare professionals who are providing healthcare to women and girls.

One to three day options available with a special Healthcare Provider “Express Track” on Friday May 8th.

Conference Overview:

All healthcare providers treat women and girls who have substance use problems or who are in recovery from addiction. In the last two decades research has just begun to include females. Having research available that includes females can provide a better understanding of what works to prevent, treat, and sustain recovery for women and families impacted by substance use disorders. Because there is a 17 year gap between science to service delivery, the Women’s Recovery Conference offers sessions that close the gap for health and human service providers who treat women and girls by increasing provider knowledge, skills and abilities based on up to date research and recommended practice.

At the 2015 conference, the content of each session will support the recommendations set forth by SAMHSA/CSAT to address the specific needs of women.

  • Describe how trauma/gender informed care and treatment models improves outcomes
  • Identify the importance and role of socioeconomic issues and differences, relationships, and caregiver roles among women
  • Recognize roles and gender expectations across cultures that affect societal attitudes toward women who abuse substances
  • Treat women’s unique health concerns using a developmental perspective
  • Discuss the importance of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to women’s treatment that maintains a gender-responsive treatment environment across settings

Registration Options

Preconference Only Wednesday   5/6/15  9:30AM-5:00PM
Main Conference Thursday   5/7/15  8:45AM-5:00PM and Friday 5/8/15  8:30AM-2:30PM
Full Conference Wednesday   5/6/15 thru Friday 5/8/15 (times above)
Healthcare Express Track Friday   5/8/15  8:30AM-12:15PM