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Understanding and Making a Difference for Pregnant and Parenting Women with SUDs (June 18, 2021)


The Great Lakes ATTC in partnership with Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders. 




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"What they don’t understand is that I don’t stop because I can’t stop. I do care and I don’t need lectures."

 —Giselle, 4 months pregnant




Join us to look at current trends, best practices, and innovations in addressing the needs of pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders (SUDs), their infants, and their families. The cross-disciplinary training team integrates subject matter expertise, passion, real-world examples, and practical tips, all in an informative and enjoyable session. Providers and policy makers will expand their knowledge and be motivated to take immediate actions that support this vulnerable population and help improve health outcomes. Following this training, the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center is hosting a learning community for providers that want to take a deeper dive into effective services for pregnant and parenting women.




  • Recognize specific barriers to SUD treatment and recovery for pregnant women and strategies to address these barriers
  • Understand the importance of helping women stay connected; best practices in engagement retention and recovery support postpartum
  • Discuss best practices in addressing SUDs among pregnant and parenting women and family-centered care
  • Identify key partners, programs and policies that promote health and recovery for women, infants, and families




Everyone who attends this session in full will receive 1.5 NAADAC CEUs




This training will be offered twice. Both session will take place from 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM CST on the following dates:

June 18, 2021

June 30, 2021 (**repeat session** - click HERE to register for June 30th session)





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Tara Fischer, M.S.W., LICSW, is a senior program associate for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) who brings 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has dedicated much of her career to designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral healthcare service delivery improvements for public sector organizations serving vulnerable individuals and families.




Patricia (Pat) Tucker, M.B.A., M.A, is a senior program manager and master trainer at AHP. She is a national expert in recovery supports, case management, and supportive housing and employment.





Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP, is a senior program director who leads AHP’s work with women, youth, and families. She directed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Women, Children, and Families Training and Technical Assistance project for more than a decade



Starts: Jun. 18, 2021 10:30 am
Ends: Jun. 18, 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 18, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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