Research to Practice on Women and Substance Use Issues (August 4, 2010)

Description: This was a joint presentation by Dr. Vivian Brown and Dr. Laurie Drabble.

Linking trauma, mental health and addictions treatment practice
Dr. Vivian Brown will briefly discuss the findings of the Women and Co-occurring Disorders and Violence Study (WCDVS) and her work with Prototypes in California in order to highlight our need to bring evidence to practice as a way of linking and integrating the treatment of mental health, trauma and addictions concerns experienced by women. Vivian B. Brown, Ph.D. is the founder and recently retired Chief Executive Officer of PROTOTYPES, Centers for Innovation in Health, Mental Health, and Social Services. 

Linking addictions and child welfare practice
Dr. Laurie Drabble returns to share results of recently completed research on the role of collaborative and harm reduction oriented values, for bridging the work of child welfare and addiction treatment providers as they support mothers with substance use problems. Laurie Drabble, Ph.D., MSW, MPH is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at San José State University.

Listen to the webcast »
View the presentation slides:

1. Linking Trauma Mental Health and Addiction (PDF 247KB)
2. Linking Addictions and Child Welfare Practice (PDF 88KB)

Production of this web-based guide has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.      
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

Acrobat Reader is required to view PDFs. Download for free if needed.


2013 BCCEWH All rights reserved. | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Website design by Graphically Speaking