The Consortium Speaks

The Connecticut Women's Consortium Blog

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Approaching Substance Use Disorders with Compassion and Community

How can behavioral health professionals support clients who struggle with drugs, prescription medications, or alcohol?  A substance use diso...
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Cultural Humility Is Key for Inclusive Behavioral Health Practices

As behavioral health professionals, we have clients  who have often experienced the traumatic effects of racism. How can we ensure that we’r...
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Goodbye, 2021: Four Articles You Loved Last Year

In 2021, the Connecticut Women's Consortium launched our blog, the Consortium Speaks. Over the course of the year, we published 55 articles.
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A (2017) Conversation With Dr. Stephanie Covington

We'd like to give you a chance to get to know Dr. Covington. Read below a 2017 interview from Trauma Matters. How did you first get into tra...
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Paid Leave for All

The United States is one of the only developed countries without a national paid family leave program. In addition to barring women from the...
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Feminism in 2021: It Belongs to Us

Young women are increasingly rising up against the white-patriarchal values that have guided national policy for centuries. Movements like t...
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What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome?

When we think of visual hallucinations, we typically think of mental illness, drug interactions, and dementias.... but vision loss? Not usua...
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It's Time to Get Creative With Your Mental Health

If you’re anything like me, it’s easier to take time for creative activities than it is for things that feel like work—and, more often than ...
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The Need for Cultural Humility in Social Work Education

The DSM-5 includes an overview of environmental factors that contribute to post traumatic stress disorder, such as low socioeconomic status,...
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Who's Been Reading Trauma Matters? Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon!

Trauma Matters reader Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon has been appointed and confirmed to serve as Assistant Secretary for Mental health and Subs...
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