3423.0 Marginalization and treatment of drug-using women

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to describe how various sociopolitical contexts may impact women and girls struggling with addiction. The first presentation focuses on the unmet subsistence needs of a sample of poor, drug-using women in San Francisco. The second presentation describes how the influence of stereotypes and negative images that stem from intersecting systems of sexism and racism may impact substance use among urban African American girls. The last two presentations focus on macro level interventions, with the first describing a comprehensive training and model of care for womenís addiction and recovery in correctional settings in California and the second focusing on the long-term impact of a state child endangerment and abuse policy which has marginalized historically disadvantaged pregnant women in South Carolina.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how sexism, classism, and racism may impact addiction and recovery for drug-using women and girls. 2. Assess a training and model of care for womenís addiction and recovery in correctional settings in California.
Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES

Subsistence difficulty and health vulnerabilities among drug-using women
Jennifer Lorvick, MPH, Lynn D. Wenger, MPH, MSW, Alexandra Lutnick, MA, Philippe Bourgois, PhD and Alex Kral, PhD
Gold diggers and video vixens: Modern jezebel stereotype and substance use among urban African American girls
Scyatta A. Wallace, PhD, Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD, Y. Marcia Glasgow, MPH and Mary Jane Ojie, MA
Whitner Decision: A punitive response to substance use among women in South Carolina
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, CHES, Kathryn Luchok, PhD, Heather M. Brandt, PhD, David Murday, Janice C. Probst, PhD, Deborah L. Billings, PhD and Tomonori Ishikawa

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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