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Anti-Racism and Substance Use Treatment

Presenters: Margaret Knapp, LMSW, and Sara Matsuzaka, LCSW, PhD
June 24, 2021

Contemporary racism in the US contributes to health, mental health, and substance use disorder (SUD) disparities among people of color (POC) compared with white individuals. Despite entering into treatment with a greater severity of SUD and related consequences, POC experience more barriers to treatment engagement, completion, and satisfaction than their white counterparts. Join Fordham University Faculty Sara Matsuzaka, LCSW, Ph.D., and Margaret Knapp, LMSW, as they discuss the intersection of racism and substance use treatment, and examine strategies for implementing anti-racism institutionally and in direct practice.

Telling the Truth: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Addiction Recovery World

Presenter: Philip Rutherford, Faces and Voices of Recovery
July 9, 2020

As worldwide demonstrations against police brutality have brought long-standing racial injustice issues to the forefront of a national conversation, it is critical for the recovery community to reflect on and take measures to correct the inequities in treatment access and outcomes that persist in our field. In this presentation, Philip Rutherford will lead an honest and, at times, uncomfortable discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the context of addiction treatment. Mr. Rutherford will explain the continuum between cultural destructiveness and cultural competency, elucidate the differences between the terms "equity," "equality," and "justice," and guide attendees through the available avenues for change and improvement. 

Working with LGBTQ+ Teens in Residential Care

Presenter: Thomas Wright, MD & Meghan Cook
July 9, 2020

This webinar, "Working with LGBTQ+ Teens in Residential Care," examines LGBTQ+ current topics and history in relation to Rosecrance and the behavioral health industry. Furthermore, the presentation will delve into the first-hand experiences of experts at Rosecrance and how to best care for LGBTQ+ teens in a residential care setting. Throughout the webinar, presenters will address the unique aspects and risk factors of LGBTQ+ individuals in regards to mental illness and substance misuse. Additionally, they will discuss how to develop cultural competencies and best practices among residential staff to remove barriers and stigma for LGBTQ+ teens seeking treatment.


Industry Partners Webinars 

Intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Resilience

  • Presenters: American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
  • When: April 7, 2021
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Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

Addiction in the African American Community: The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass & Malcolm X

  • Presenters: Faces & Voices of Recovery
  • When: February 24, 2021
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Healing the Effects of Racism for Black Women in Recovery

Inequitable Access to Behavioral Healthcare for Black Americans

  • Presenters: Trusted Provider Network
  • When: June 11, 2020
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Promoting Organizational and Self-Care Strategies for African Americans

  • Presenters: Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions
  • When: June 11, 2020
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The War on Drugs Explained

  • Presenters: Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition & Legal Action Center
  • When: June 11, 2020 
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‘Racism Pandemic’ Facing our Nation

  • Presenters: American Psychological Association
  • When: June 4, 2020
  • Watch Recording