This workshop will focus on the roles/stereo types that influence men’s behaviors from an early age. We will identify the gender norms and how these become a barrier for change with men who suffer from addiction and/or trauma. We will seek to focus on how to break the gender stereotypes and interventions that are useful in assisting men in reaching out for help and being able to identify their own patterns of behaviors and break free from repeated cycles of abuse and substance abuse. This session will be an educational, interactive session to encourage understanding and give necessary feedback to all attendees.
- Identify the role/stereo types that create barriers for change with men in recovery
- Recognize how social and family of origin shape ones beliefs and ability related to change
- Understand effective ways to create connections, provide education and work to reframe men’s cognitions related to seeking help and speaking their voice and truth
- Besome aware of evidenced-based strategies that help in breaking these barriers and creating long term support for men in recovery from addiction and/or trauma.
Presented By: Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 6