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New online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website

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Learn more about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada with this newly developed online tool. It features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges . . . and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find:

  • examples of trauma informed work in action,
  • links to recommended readings,
  • links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources,
  • links to webcasts on the topics

A PDF version is also available for download.

The tool is based on research completed in 2010 with service providers and health system planners from across Canada, funded by Health Canada’s Women’s Health Contribution Program.  The developers of the tool at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are working on several other current projects on trauma-informed practice, and would appreciate any feedback people have on the material in the tool.  Please contact Tina Talbot at ctalbot@cw.bc.ca

Find the online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website.

The bare bones of sex: part 1 - sex and gender

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English
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Online
Author: 
Anne Fausto-Sterling
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Volume 30, Number 2, pages 1491-1528
Publisher: 
Signs (Journal - Rutgers University Department of Women's and Gender Studies)
Publication Date: 
2005

Argues that the sex/gender distinction has limitations when thinking specifically about the body and biology and that new theoretical approaches must be developed to analyze the interplay between biology and culture. Discusses sex/gender differences in bone development.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Serious gaps: how the lack of sex/gender-based analysis impairs health

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
Edition: 
Volume 15, Number 10, pages 1116-1122
Publisher: 
Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
December 2006

A commentary that takes a critical look at the need for SGBA in health research, practice and policy for improving health outcomes for women.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Participation of women in clinical trials of drug therapies: a context for the controversies

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marianne N. Prout, MD, MPH
Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH
Edition: 
Volume 3, Number 4
Publisher: 
Medscape General Medicine
Publication Date: 
2001

Set of six articles, written from an American perspective, introducing the issue of women’s exclusion from clinical drug trials. Examines how and why women have historically been under-represented in or excluded from drug trials, and the negative effects this has had on women’s health care. Asks whether women have yet achieved adequate access to clinical research. (Requires free registration in Medscape to access.)

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Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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Groups Served: 
All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Provincial Health Services Authority

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research

Part of BC's public health care system. It oversees the coordination and delivery of provincial programs and highly specialized health care services.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-675-7400
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-708-2700
Street Address: 
700-1380 Burrard St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6Z 2H3

Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Information provision and referral
Publisher
Research
Support group/peer support
A feminist group of women and individuals making reproductive health and sexuality its priorities of work. The FQPN promotes access to critical and reliable information, freedom of choice, as well as accessible services making it possible for women to make enlightened decisions and to assume responsibility for their own sexual health.

 

 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
514-866-3721
Email Address: 
info@fqpn.qc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
514-866-1100
Street Address: 
405-110, rue Ste-Thérèse
City: 
Montrél
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2Y 1E6

Aletta Institute for Women's History

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development

Aletta’s mission is to share knowledge and information about women’s history and women’s position in society as widely as possible and to encourage and promote further research about women and women’s history.
There are books, magazines, archives, works of music, photographs, posters, diaries, letters, all sorts of household and personal objects… and so much more about women and women’s lives. Aletta’s collection includes an extensive range of resources and materials. If we do not have what you are looking for, we can help you find it.

*website also in Dutch language.

http://www.aletta.nu/aletta/eng

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
020-6650820
Email Address: 
info@aletta.nu
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
020-6655812
Street Address: 
Obiplein 4
City: 
Amsterdam
Postal/ZIP Code: 
1094 RB
Country: 
The Netherlands
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