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Bisexual Women and Substance Misuse

1:00pm - April 27, 2022 thru 3:00pm - April 27, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: April 25, 2022
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Date: April 27, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.75 NAADAC
Time: 1 PM—3 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Though LGBTQ people in general report higher rates of substance use, bisexual women are particularly vulnerable to substance use disorders. Studies have consistently shown bisexual women at the highest risk among sexual and gender minority groups, including significantly higher rates of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioid misuse and binge drinking than lesbians or heterosexual women. Studies have looked at the constellation of pressures that may contribute to this alarming disparity, including higher rates of sexual trauma, poverty, and discrimination coming from both heterosexual and LGBTQ communities. This webinar will describe the scope of bisexual women's substance use, what factors may contribute to drug and alcohol dependence, and ways prevention workers can support bisexual women who are dealing with chaotic substance misuse in their lives.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the scope of substance use among bisexual women.
  • Explore the unique challenges many bisexual women face which may contribute to elevated rates of substance use disorders within the population.
  • Identify intervention strategies to support bisexual women who wish to address chaotic substance use in their lives.

PRESENTER

Kate BishopKate Bishop, MSSA, the Education Coordinator at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in working with LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, adolescent development, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. She is certified as a trainer through GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) as well as SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Before joining the Chase Brexton team, she developed the capacity building program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV program, providing cultural responsiveness trainings for agencies that serve sexual minority youth of color. Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.

 


*CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.