Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Women with a Focus on Pregnant and Parenting Persons


Friday, March 18, 2022 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)


This virtual training will focus on substance use disorders (SUD) in women with a focus on pregnant and parenting persons. Learners will hear about the epidemiology of SUD in women with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), the stigma towards pregnant and parenting persons and use of appropriate language, harm reduction practices and trauma-informed care, and the treatment of OUD in pregnant and breastfeeding persons.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to summarise the epidemiology of SUD in women, with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Participants will be able to describe the stigma towards women who use drugs (particularly pregnant and parenting persons) and discuss the role of language in stigmatisation.
  • Participants will be able to list three harm reduction and trauma-informed care practices to engage persons with SUD more effectively and sensitively.

Content Level

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counsellors, professional counsellors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 

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