Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


The victimization of African American women dates back to slavery. African American women have often been viewed as hypersexual and promiscuous, thus leading to less than “attractive” conversations about sex and sexuality. African American women have been portrayed as sexual objects in music videos, advertisements, and social media. This webinar will encourage dialogue that looks at the intersection of slavery, racism, sex, and HIV among African American women. It will address myths, stereotypes, generalizations, and micro-aggressions made by society that continue to stigmatize, oppress, and marginalize this population. Having these conversations will potentially ensure that African American women are treaty fairly and justly, especially in a society where racism is rampant.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss how history has played a role in the victimization of African American women, and how it is still prevalent today, how the relationship between slavery, racism, sex, and HIV are interconnected.
  • Discuss the varying myths, stereotypes, generalizations, and micro-aggressions made by society, regarding African American women’s sexuality.
  • Discuss how prevention and treatment conversations can be addressed in an addiction counseling setting.

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Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ABD, is a college professor at Anne Arundel Community College. She is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Master Addiction Counselor. At present, she is a Doctoral Candidate pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. Connors’ experience has primarily been in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, substance use disorders, grief, loss, death and dying, sexual and domestic violence, post-abortion, trauma issues, social justice, culture diversity, and racial reconciliation. In addition, she has knowledge and experience working with and serving those living with substance use disorders.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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