Addressing the needs of women and girls: Developing core competencies for mental health and substance abuse service professionals - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
In this guide, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of prevention, treatment, and recovery competencies to help women and girls cope with mental illness and substance abuse. Target audiences include mental health and substance use (behavioral health) professionals who work with women and girls; behavioral health educators, trainers, and program managers; licensing organizations; and policymakers, funders, and administrators. The guide explains the process by which the competencies were developed, presents the competencies themselves, and explains how people within the different audiences can apply the competencies to improving behavioral health care for girls and women.
CPT Web: A Web-based Learning Course for Cognitive Processing Therapy - Medical University of South Carolina
CPT Web is a web-based multi-media, training course for mental health providers seeking to learn Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, specifically tailored for work with military and veteran populations. The course includes didactics, video demonstrations, clinical scripts, common clinical challenges, and cultural considerations.
Delivering gender-informed health services in emergencies - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS, ASPR)
This fact sheet discusses the physical and mental health issues that affect each gender differently. The document also stresses the importance of maintaining a gender perspective in emergencies, how to provide gender-responsive health services in emergencies, how to address the physical and psychosocial trauma of gender-based violence in emergencies, and the guiding principles for providing support to survivors.