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Webinar: Shelter From The Storm Inside: Supporting Recovery, Safety, and Well-Being During COVID-19
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Webinar: Shelter From The Storm Inside: Supporting Recovery, Safety, and Well-Being During COVID-19

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Gabriela Zapata-Alma
Contact: Corina Hill
(850) 878-2196

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With all 50 states reporting incidences of COVID-19, we are contending with escalating stressors, isolation, grief and disconnection from regular sources of support and stability. The unique circumstances of this pandemic raise new kinds of challenges for substance use and mental health recovery. Additionally, those who live with an abusive person face increasing danger as they are isolated from school, work and other sources of safety and support.

As counselors, peer recovery specialists, and advocates, we play a crucial role in anticipating these increased risks to recovery, safety and well-being, and offer resources and support during the current crisis. This webinar presents information on some of the increased risks and stressors in the current pandemic; offers strategies to support the safety and well-being of clients and staff; and provides resources to support these strategies.

  • Become familiar with how the current pandemic can increase risk factors and decrease access to protective factors for people experiencing concerns related to substance use, mental health, as well as intimate partner and other family-based violence
  • Identify strategies for supporting clients, teammates, and ourselves
  • Become familiar with local resources that can aid in responding to the current pandemic

Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, recovery coaches, recovery support, peer specialists, behavioral health practitioners, counselors, executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities, DCF program staff,  . 

Presented by:

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is 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 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.

Up to 2.0 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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