“Keys to the Kingdom”: Developing Culturally Relevant SUD Education for Black Addiction Professional
3:00–4:30pm EDT; 2:00–3:30pm CDT; 1:00–2:30pm MDT; 12:00–1:30pm PDT; 11:00–12:30pm AKDT; 9:00–10:30am HAST
This webinar is hosted by National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
From the onset of the transatlantic slave trade, Black Americans were not afforded the opportunity to learn to read. Today, Black Americans are fighting national education systems which far too often ignore the cultural learning needs and considerations of their communities. Specifically, counseling education in America for substance use disorders (SUD) has been rooted in western theory and often is designed without consideration for the unique learning needs of Black Americans and other people of color (POC). This presentation focuses on best practices and curriculum components that will support the development of Black SUD counselors in educational, vocational, and internship-based programs. The goal of incorporating research on unconscious biases and culturally relevant theory is to fill the gaps in treatment for Black substance users and better address the health disparities within the community. This presentation is useful for all SUD counselors, supervisors, educators, and administrators.
Register here: https://www.naadac.org/culturally-relevant-education-webinar