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Webinar: Mutual Aid: Community Recovery Support Groups
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Webinar: Mutual Aid: Community Recovery Support Groups

This webinar will provide an overview of different kinds of mutual aid resources, how to best incorporate them into behavioral health treatment, Domestic Violence (DM) advocacy, harm reduction approaches, and family support services, as well as specific strategies within gender-responsive, culturally relevant, and DV/trauma-informed approaches.

9/18/2019
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC,
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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Every person’s recovery path is unique and often involves multiple dynamic and complementary forms of support. Mutual aid recovery groups offer unique opportunities for peer-based support, including the healing power of shared experience, neutralizing experiences of shame and stigma, and fostering a sense of community. This webinar will provide an overview of different kinds of mutual aid resources, how to best incorporate them into behavioral health treatment, Domestic Violence (DM) advocacy, harm reduction approaches, and family support services, as well as specific strategies within gender-responsive, culturally relevant, and DV/trauma-informed approaches.

Objectives:

  • Describe different kinds of mutual aid offerings and resources.
  • Identify specific strategies for incorporating mutual aid resources within gender-responsive, culturally relevant, and DV/trauma-informed approaches.  
  • Describe best practices when making referrals to mutual aid resources as a service provider.  
Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS), Certified Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS), Certified Recovery Residence Administrators (CRRA), and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities, and DCF program staff.

Presented by: Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADCis the Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as Adjunct Faculty at The University of Chicago. Gabriela brings 15 years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS, impacted by housing instability, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions, as well as survivors of domestic violence and other trauma; providing direct services, training, advocacy, and consultation; and leading programs using a trauma-informed approach, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Gender Responsive Care, Housing First, and third wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela has provided technical assistance through SAMHSA and other national leaders in best practices. Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award, and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals chapter of NADAAC’s 2017 Rising Star Award.  Gabriela has provided training and technical assistance related to serving marginalized communities impacted by trauma and other social determinants of health, locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Up to 2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided at no cost for individuals meeting the attendance requirements and complete the training evaluation.
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