March 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Centre of Excellence for Women's Health

Gender and sex are both key to understanding and treating individuals with substance use issues. Integrating gender informed principles into trauma-informed practice is a key step in assuring the effectiveness, safety, appropriateness, and relevance of services and policies.

Gender transformative approaches actively strive to examine, question, and change rigid gender norms and imbalances of power as a means of reaching health as well as gender equity objectives. In the context of substance use, gender transformative initiatives seek to not only address the issue of substance use, but at the same time transform and improve gender and health equity.

This webinar will overview gender-informed and gender transformative approaches in the substance use field, and how gender transformative approaches can be integrated into trauma-informed practice. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will be provided links to further resources.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.