Registration Now Open
- 2013 Theme: Awakening
- Featuring Hendrée Jones, Diane Malbin, and Karen Casey
- Held in Hendersonville, NC, near Asheville, NC and not far from Charlotte, NC, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC and Knoxville, TN
- Up to 23 credit hours
- Designed for substance abuse, mental health, psychology, criminal justice, human services, healthcare and other professionals interested in supporting women and families in recovery from co-occurring disorders
- One-four day options available
Over the last two decades, research has provided critical insight about what works to prevent, treat, and sustain recovery for women and families impacted by addiction. Unfortunately, NIDA estimates it takes seventeen years for an effective research-based treatment intervention to become commonly used in substance abuse treatment. Since women were not often included in research prior to the 1990’s, the importance of disseminating current and proven treatment recommendations is imperative to the health and wellness of women and girls today and for decades to come.
At the 2013 conference, the content of each session offering up to 23 credit hours will clearly support the recommendations set forth by SAMHSA/CSAT to address the specific needs of women and the NEWLY RELEASED SAMHSA publication Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls. With leaders such as Hendrée Jones, Diane Malbin, and Karen Casey championing the cause of gender and culturally responsive services, participants will:
This is an awesome conference. In light of the last few turbulent years, I am so grateful to have this conference to come to renew/ignite my passion.
- Increase knowledge from a trauma-informed perspective about evidenced and strengths based treatment models
- Identify the importance and role of socioeconomic issues and differences, relationships, and caregiver roles among women
- Promote cultural competence specific to women that recognizes roles and gender expectations across cultures that affect societal attitudes toward women who abuse substances
- Address women’s unique health concerns using a developmental perspective
- Understand the importance of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to women’s treatment that maintains a gender-responsive treatment environment across settings
Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Kanuga Conference Center provides an idyllic setting for the 27th Annual ADDICTION: Focus on Women Conference.
Situated on more than 300 acres of pristine wooded land, Kanuga is characterized by the serenity of a mountain lake,
hiking trails, and space to relax and renew. Kanuga is a short 10-minute drive from Hendersonville, NC.
We appreciate the generosity of Laurel Burch (1945-2007) for permission granted to use her artwork for the AFOW Conference.
To get more information: MAHEC Mental Health Education Department
121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803; Fax (828) 257-4768; Phone (828) 257-4481.