Web Links

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently presenting a series of webinars under the title “The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan”. Although these webinars do address trauma-informed approaches, they also discuss the connections between trauma, substance use and mental health, so we include them here. Below are archived webinars.

  • Women, Girls & Trauma: A Gender-responsive Approach
    Speaker: Dr. Stephanie S. Covington
    Presented on November 2, 2010.
    In this webinar, Stephanie Covington describes what is known about trauma and violence in the lives of women and girls, how it specifically affects them, and the need for gender-specific approaches. Follow the link and related instructions to view.
  • Lifecourse Effects of Trauma in the Lives of Girls: Findings from Adverse Childhood Exp. Study
    Speaker: Dr. Valerie J. Edwards
    Presented on December 14, 2010.
    Dr. Edwards is a member of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study research team and discusses gender-specific findings related to traumatic experiences in childhood. She reviews health issues that particularly affect girls and women including alcohol use, smoking, drug abuse and obesity.

From Stilettos to Moccasins

 is a unique knowledge translation of academic, community-based research. After gathering Aboriginal women’s stories of healing from sexual abuse and violence, addictions and incarceration, the researchers and participants came together to create a music video. More information about the project is provided by researcher Colleen Dell, PhD.

Canadian Women’s Health Network

Making the links: Violence, Trauma and Mental Health

Ending Violence Association of British Columbia

You are not alone: Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health

Ontario Woman-Abuse Screening Project, Toronto

Offers in-depth information about incorporating trauma-informed approaches into mental health, substance abuse programs and transitional houses along with tools and training guides. Resources include violence/trauma screening assessments and a number of information videos and presentations on the connections between violence/trauma, mental health, substance use and housing.

Queensland Women’s Health Network News

This issue offers information about the connections of gambling with trauma, mental health and substance use issues.
Women and Addiction: Gambling

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