NAATP Webinar Replay: Highlighting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in March
As our nation continues to reckon with the systemic and interpersonal racism that undergirds tragic instances of police brutality and mass murder, like the recent shootings in Atlanta, 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.
This month, we invite you to revisit two previously recorded webinars related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Telling the Truth: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Addiction Treatment World
In this presentation, Philip Rutherford, COO at Faces & Voices of Recovery and NAATP Board Member, leads an honest discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the context of addiction treatment. Mr. Rutherford explains the continuum between cultural destructiveness and cultural competency, elucidates the differences between the terms "equity," "equality," and "justice," and guides attendees through the available avenues for change and improvement.
Working with LGBTQ+ Teens in Residential Care
This webinar 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 regard 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.