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Event: Annual Conference

"The Rural" National Rural Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions: June 26-30, 2022


June 26-30, 2022

NALGAP is proud to be a sponsor of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

NALGAP will be providing a full day track on LGBTQIA Cultural Diversity Issues.

Monday, June 27th

Track 6 - Monday: LGBTQIA+ Cultural Diversity Issues
10:15 AM-4:00 PM
Room TBD

Everyone works with sexual minorities. These sessions will cover important research and experiences relevant to LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities. This will include information on overall health and health care access, minority stress and trauma related to substance use and mental health, and connections between spirituality and suicide and substance abuse. Also addressed will be appropriate terminology and best practices for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, two spirit individuals and more. We will address key terms and concepts including understanding the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex assigned at birth.

• Kristina Padilla, MA, IMF, LAADC, ICAADC, CGS(Speaker)California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, Vice President of Education & Strategic Development
• Todd Connaughty, MA, LPCC, LADC(Speaker)Pride Institute, Director of Clinical Services
• Carrie E. Henning-Smith, PhD, MS, MPH, MSW(Speaker)University of Minnesota School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management, Associate Professor
• Mariana Story Tuttle, MPH(Speaker)University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Research Fellow
• Courtney Sarkin, MBE(Speaker)University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Research Assistant
• Ebrahim Mansaray(Speaker)NAADAC LGBTQIA+ committee

Track 6 Part 1: Appropriate Terminology and Best Practices
June 27, 2022
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 2: Minority Stress, Trauma and the Impact on Substance Use and Mental Health of the LGBTQ+ Community
June 27, 2022
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 3: Rural/Urban Differences in Health and Health Care Access for LGBTQ Adults
June 27, 2022
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room TBD
Track 6 Part 4: Spirituality as Protection against Suicide and Substance Abuse
June 27, 2022
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room TBD


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