Substance use

Trauma-informed practice in mental health and substance use fields (webinar)

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English
Translated Title: 
La pratique tenant compte des traumatismes en santé mentale et en toxicomanie (webinaire)
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

An introduction to trauma-informed and trauma-specific practice, with examples of how people are embedding trauma informed and trauma specific care in various settings in Canada, discussion of why there is a need to focus on trauma informed care in systems development work, and summary of key issues, themes and resources, highlighting promising practices and tensions. Presenter Nancy Poole is the Director of Research and Knowledge Translation at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is well known for her work on research, training and policy initiatives related to women’s substance use, mental health, and experience of violence with governments and organizations on local, provincial and national levels. She is the co-editor of a book on trauma-informed care to be published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Available online.

Poly-substance use among male and female street youth in Toronto, Canada

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maritt J. Kirst
Patricia Erickson
Carol Strike
Edition: 
Volume 2, Number 2, pp. 123-139
Publisher: 
International Journal of Social Inquiry
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines how health and social factors may have different impacts on street youths’ drug use patterns according to gender.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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Groups Served: 
All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy

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Groups Served: 
All women
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Counselling
Counseling

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy is a component of the BC government ActNow BC platform designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness among wonmen who use substances in the childbearing years. Organizations invovled are the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the BC Perinatal Health Program and the Province of British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2189
Street Address: 
E311, 4500 Oak St, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Women and alcohol

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
BC Healthy Choices in Pregnancy
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A booklet for women and girls about the impact of alcohol on your health. Includes recommended low-risk drinking guidelines. Produced by the Act Now BC Healthy Choices in Pregnancy initiative (British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the BC Perinatal Health Program and the Province of British Columbia).

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978-1-894356-64-0
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Mothering and substance use: approaches to prevention, harm reduction and treatment

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate further conversation on addressing the needs of pregnant women and mothers in substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, service system planning, and policy making. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women-centred harm reduction

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides discussion guide to stimulate conversation on gendered approaches to harm reduction. Developed from the work of the Community of Practice (vCoP) that served as a mechanism for “gendering” the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and Substances in Canada.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use

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English
Translated Title: 
Des hauts et des bas : perspectives canadiennes concernant les femmes et la toxicomanie
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Nancy Poole
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses substance use among girls and women in Canada. Looks at what substances Canadian women use, what are the gendered influences on women's substance use, and what are the challenges.

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