Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Developing Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Professionals (3 CE Hours)

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Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Developing Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Professionals (3 CE Hours)

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Author(s):

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2011). Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Developing Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Professionals. HHS Pub. No. (SMA) 11-4657. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Learning Objectives:

Through the completion of this course, learners will gain awareness of what knowledge and skills are necessary in working with women and girls by:

  1. Becoming aware of how the differences in males and females, the development of mental disorders, interventions, and prevention.
  2. Recognizing and exploring the value of relationships for women and girls.
  3. Identify the effects of trauma on women and girls.
  4. Learn how symptoms and interventions for mental disorders change during the course of pregnancy.
  5. Examine the co-occurrence between mental health disorders and health issues.
  6. Develop awareness of the need for collaboration in working with women and girls.
  7. Examine the importance of attitude and attributes in working with women and girls.