Search Resources (English): Women and substance use, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview (updated and revised edition)  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CWHN BackgrounderMentalhealth-updated.pdf

Originally published by CWHN in May 2006 prior to the tabling of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s final report Out of the Shadows at Last: Transforming Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction Services in Canada. Updated and revised report discusses why sex and gender matter in mental health and addictions and includes information and recommendations for the new Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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Published: Originally published May 8, 2006. Revised and Updated January 2008
Coalescing on women and substance use - online tool  
http://www.coalescing-vc.org/virtualLearning/section1/default.htm

An online tool to help people learn about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada. Features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find: examples of trauma informed work in action, links to recommended readings, links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources, links to webcasts on the topics.

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Published: 2011
Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/IntegratingTobaccoCessation_November2011.pdf

Summarizes the results of a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco treatment and support within mental health, addictions and sexual violence services, in a gender informed way. The study included focus groups with service providers and with smokers, and a review of the literature on tobacco cessation in the mental health, substance use, and trauma treatment fields. Found that smokers who use mental health, substance use, and sexual violence services are generally knowledgeable about the harms of smoking, and the majority are interested in quitting.

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Published: 2011