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Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQ Individuals Living with Substance Use Disorder
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Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQ Individuals Living with Substance Use Disorder

This webinar will help participants to realize the impact of trauma for LGBTQ+ individuals and identify practices to prevent retraumatization within systems of care.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/16/2018
When: 10/16/2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Gabriela Zapata-Alma
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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LGBTQ+ individuals experience increased rates of interpersonal violence, adverse health outcomes, rates of substance use disorders, and mental health difficulties, including increased rates of suicide. At the same time, LGBTQ individuals experience significant barriers in accessing affirming and responsive behavioral health and recovery support services. This workshop will help participants to realize the impact of trauma for LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as identify organizational and clinical practices to prevent retraumatization within systems of care.


Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Director of Substance Use Treatment Programs at Thresholds, Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Roots Counseling & Training Solutions, Independent Consultant for both the Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence and the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, as well as Adjunct Faculty at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Gabriela brings over a decade of experience providing direct services, training, and consultation, as well as designing and leading programs using Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, Housing First, and third wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela graduated from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, earning certifications in Evidence-based Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling. She currently serves as an executive member and co-chair of Department of Human Services / Division of Substance Use Prevention & Recovery Women's Committee of the Illinois Advisory Council. In 2017, Gabriela was recognized by the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals chapter of NADAAC with the Rising Star award. In 2018, Gabriela was selected for SAMHSA’s Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute.

Gabriela has presented locally and nationally in both English and Spanish on a range of topics specific to serving highly vulnerable and medically complex populations and has provided consultation and technical assistance to programs serving homeless individuals, families, and youth with co-occurring disorders locally, nationally, and internationally.


2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #001-A
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676


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