A new document from SAMHSA. After Incarceration: A Guide To Helping Women Reenter the Community This guide provides individuals who provide or coordinate reentry services for women involved in the criminal justice system with resources for serving women who are reentering the community after a period of incarceration. It is a “checklist” of considerations when […]
ScienceDaily Attention drawn to lack of female-specific research Date: February 8, 2019 Source: Vanderbilt University Summary: Female-specific interventions are needed, but in the meantime, treatment centers could use this study to educate women about their stronger mental connections to places and objects. Women’s hormonal cycles may not […]
From the Chronicle of Social Change. New Pennsylvania Law Requires Notifications on All Drug-Exposed Babies by Marisol Zarate The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will hear about every child born in the state that is exposed to drugs at birth, thanks to a bill signed into law this month by Gov. Tom Wolf (D). According to […]
From NIH. Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S. The rate of alcohol-related visits to U.S. emergency departments (ED) increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2014, especially among females and drinkers who are middle-aged or older, according to a new […]
This documentary was produced by the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (2017). To learn more about family-centered care, visit: attcppwtools.org • shieldsforfamilies.org • BringThemAll.org To view the video on vimeo, go to https://vimeo.com/233560293.
From The Fix. To read the full article, click here. Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women “When co-ed therapeutic groups happen, the women will often hesitate or hold back while the male members of the group speak up and get their needs met.” Addiction does not discriminate but there are legitimate reasons why treatment […]
Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Mishka Terplan, discuss how the opioid epidemic is impacting women differently than men. Tune in to hear how women’s gender and biological differences need to be considered when providing care and recommending policy on federal, state, and local levels. https://youtu.be/jGxbodrkRWo