Understanding Substance Use Disorder Disparities Among LGBTQIA People

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
De’An Roper, PhD, LCSW-S

Training Overview Description

NAADAC is proud to announce that the first webinar in our new Cultural Humility Webinar Series is focused on substance use disorder disparities in the LGBTQIA community and will take place on the last day of Pride Month.

Event-specific Details

Recent studies indicate higher rates of substance use disorders (SUD) and smoking rates in LGBTQIA individuals as compared to heterosexuals. There are multiple theories that explain these disparities. This presentation will provide an overview of how minority stress theory plays a role in high SUD rates, as well as trace the historical sociological roots that impact substance use in LGBTQIA people.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the historical roots and current issues LGBTQIA people face in today's wider social environment.
  • Participants will be able to identify the sociological complexities that potentially underpin disparities of SUDs among LGBTQIA people.
  • Participants will be able to explain minority stress theory and its relationship to LGBTQIA SUDs.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here or copy/paste https://www.naadac.org/assets/2416/naadaconlinecequizandcertificateinstructions.pdf for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here or copy/paste https://www.naadac.org/naadac-ce-acceptance for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.

De’An Roper, PhD, LCSW-S, is Co-chair for the NAADAC LGBTQIA Clinical Issues Sub-Committee. She is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas Arlington. Roper has more than 30 years of clinical experience as a leader, manager, and clinician working in program development and implementation in complex behavior change environments, including mental health and substance use treatment in criminal justice systems. Areas of expertise include program development, LGBTQIA cultural competence, and supervision and development of social work students and front-line social service teams. Roper’s research interests include sexual and gender minority health disparities, health risk behaviors, substance use disorders, mental health, and the intersection of technology and health behavior change.

Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Closed Captioning will be available.

Questions? Click the email address CE@naadac.org, call 703-741-7686, click to visit www.naadac.org or copy/paste www.naadac.org

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Substance Abuse

Registration Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Understanding SUD Disparities Among LGBTQIA People or copy/paste https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4214077732822169099