Search Resources (English): Women and substance use, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)

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Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Women  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/YourRightsinResearchAGuideforWomen.pdf

Guide for women with addictions for making decisions about participating in research. Summarizes findings from a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded study lead by Dr. Amy Salmon that examined how to better support the active and meaningful participation of women with substance use problems in health research.

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Published: 2009
When researchers come calling: A guide for organisations that work with women  
http://www.bccewh.bc.ca/publications-resources/documents/WhenResearchersComeCalling.pdf

Guide for organizations that serve women with addictions to help them them in making decisions about participating in research. Summarizes findings from a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded study lead by Dr. Amy Salmon that examined how to better support the active and meaningful participation of women with substance use problems in health research.

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Published: 2009
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