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Racial Disparities In Substance Use Prevention

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This training will explore the difference in how drug use, misuse, and penalty has fallen along racial lines and examine how efforts to engage and prevent substance misuse has been affected by implicit bias, partiality, and judgment. This training will present opportunities to learn strategies to address racial disparities while working with persons in care. From whom gets offered supportive treatment to how record keeping prevents or disrupts sobriety, this training will explore ethical responsibilities regarding equity and justice in the field of addiction management.


  1. Identify how bias and partiality affects the substance use prevention services offered to and accessed by minority populations
  2. Identify opportunities for safeguarding processes in outreach, programming, and treatment that can be affected by racial bias
  3. Explain steps and strategies to address racial disparities and increase racial equity of treatment access and engagement
  4. Describe strategies to increase the efficacy of prevention initiatives and to facilitate positive outcomes and experiences for minority clients living with substance use and misuse issues


June 15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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