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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.3): Mothering and Substance Use: Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment

Gendering Nat Framework Mothering and Substance Use cvrBritish Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010

This discussion guide explores four topics related to mothers and pregnant women with substance use problems: 1) stigma and public discourse, 2) barriers to treatment, 3) a guiding framework for practice, and 4) examples of Canadian mother-centred programming.

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.1): Trauma-informed Approaches in Addictions Treatment

Gendering Nat Framework Trauma Informed Cvr British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010

This discussion guide explores coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems experienced by girls and women as well as trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. It provides: 1) background to the issues, 2) core approaches to providing multi-level support, 3) examples of Canadian promising practices in action.

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.4): Women-Centred Harm Reduction

Gendering Na tFramework Women centred Harm Reduction CvrBritish Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010

This discussion guide explores bringing a gender-based analysis to harm reduction strategies. It 1) introduce some of the intersecting components of harm reduction and health determinants, such as violence and trauma and pregnancy and mothering, 2) highlights the key ways that these elements interact to influence women’s substance use experiences, 3) provides examples of Canadian women-centred harm reduction programs.

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Se montrer à la hauteur du défi: l’analyse des influences du genre et du sexe en planification, en élaboration de politiques et en recherche dans le domaine de la santé au Canada

RisingToTheChallenge-FRENCH cvr1 Barbara Clow, Ann Pederson, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, and Jennifer Bernier, 2010

Le présent livre est inspiré d’un guide sur le genre et la planification des services de santé qui a été publié par le Centre d’excellence pour la santé des femmes — région des Prairies, en 2003. Ce guide, qui était destiné aux spécialistes de la planification sanitaire des offices régionaux de la santé du Manitoba, est devenu un « succès d’édition » auprès de divers spécialistes de la planification et gestionnaires des soins de santé intéressés à comprendre comment appliquer l’analyse des influences du genre et du sexe (AIGS) dans leur travail.

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Gendering the Health Determinants Framework: Why Girls’ and Women’s Health Matters

Gendering the Health Determinants Framework-Why Girls' and Women's Health MattersCecilia Benoit and Leah Shumka
Editors: Jacqueline Larson and Ann Pederson, 2009

This primer aims to clarify the concepts in the health determinants framework and to examine its usefulness in understanding the health of a unique population group — girls and women — who face disadvantage due to structural inequities that limit their access to, and control over, material and symbolic resources, and over their bodies and lives.

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Hearing the Perspectives of Aboriginal Girls on Smoking

Hearing Perspectives Aboriginal Girls Smoking cvr British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009

In partnership with six Aboriginal communities in BC we recently conducted a qualitative study on smoking by Aboriginal adolescent girls. Findings shed light on how age, gender, culture and context intersect to shape Aboriginal girls’ experiences of smoking.

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Intersectionality: Moving Women’s Health Research and Policy Forward

Intersectionality-Moving Women's Health Research and Policy Forward Olena Hankivsky and Renée Cormier with Diego de Merich, 2009

The purpose of this primer is to explore the following question: How can health researchers, policy analysts, program and service managers, decision makers, and academics effectively apply an intersectional perspective to their day-to-day work? While it is important to highlight that an intersectional framework can be applied to all populations this primer specifically focuses on its applicability in the context of women’s health.

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“Me, I’m Living it”: The Primary Health Care Experiences of Women who use Drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Me Im Living it cvrThe VANDU Women CARE Team, 2009

This report is a summary of the most relevant findings of this community-driven research project for health care providers treating women who use drugs in the DTES.

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Our Common Ground: Cultivating Women’s Health Through Community Based Research

Our Common Ground-Cultivating Women's Health Through Community Based Research Colleen Reid, Elana Brief and Robin LeDrew, 2009

Our Common Ground provides an overview of the scope of the CBR process as it relates to research focused on girls’ and women’s health, and gender and health related issues.

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Rising to the Challenge: Sex-and gender-based analysis for health planning, policy and research in Canada

Rising to the Challenge cvrBarbara Clow, Ann Pederson, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, and Jennifer Bernier, 2009

This book describes the process of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) and offers a collection of case studies and commentaries that illustrate SGBA in action.

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