Women in Recovery Specialty Online Training Series, Part One: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Women with a Focus on Pregnant and Parenting Persons

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, March 18, 2022 

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This virtual training will focus on substance use disorders (SUD) in women with a focus on pregnant and parenting persons. Learners will hear about the epidemiology of SUD in women with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), the stigma towards pregnant and parenting persons and use of appropriate language, harm reduction practices and trauma-informed care, and the treatment of OUD in pregnant and breastfeeding persons.


Kelly S. Ramsey, MD, MPH, MA, FACP, FASAM, is an internal medicine physician who has treated substance use disorders since 2004. She is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. Ramsey currently works as the Chief of Medical Services at NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the Substance Use Guidelines Committee for the Clinical Practice Guidelines (a collaboration between the New York State Department of Health, NYS DOH, and Johns Hopkins University) and Co-Chair of NYS DOH’s Buprenorphine Advisory Group. Ramsey was the recipient of the NYS DOH Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award for contributions to drug user health in NYS in December of 2018. She presents frequently on all topics related to people who use drugs (PWUD) and substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify two components regarding the epidemiology of SUD in women, with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Participants will be able to describe three ways that women who use drugs (particularly pregnant and parenting persons) are stigmatized and discuss the role of language in stigmatization.
  • Participants will be able to list three harm reduction and trauma-informed care practices to engage persons with SUD more effectively and sensitively.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Women in Recovery in the Addiction Profession.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click on it.
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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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