SAMHSA’s Initiatives to Advance Recovery Opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations
Start Date: March 24, 2014
End Date: March 24, 2014
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM EST
- Brian Altman, J.D., Legislative Director;
- Michelle Carnes, Ph.D., Public Health Analyst,
- Catherine Nugent, LCPC, Senior Public Health Analyst
In June 2011, SAMHSA convened a group of experts from the behavioral health field to participate in a dialogue and suggest recommendations to advance recovery from mental and substance use disorders among LGBT individuals. Most participants were people in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders who self-identified as LGBT. They were joined by allies concerned with the recovery needs of LGBT people. Dialogue meeting participants noted that, despite some recent advances in understanding and acceptance, LGBT individuals remain subject to the traumas of negative stereotyping, rejection, marginalization, and discrimination – all of which impeded help-seeking behaviors for needed supports and services.
Recently, SAMHSA released a summary of the meeting, which can be downloaded from the agency’s website at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/LGBT-Populations-A-Dialogue-on-Advancing-Opportunities-for-Recovery-from-Addictions-and-Mental-Health-Problems/SMA13-4774
In this webinar, SAMHSA staff will discuss the agency’s progress in advancing the recommendations made by the dialogue participants. The webinar will be of interest to professionals, systems and program administrators, and people in recovery.
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Conference number: 4593703
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