Finding Her Tribe: Women’s Relationships with Peers and Community

Finding Her Tribe: Women’s Relationships with Peers and Community



Finding Her Tribe: Women’s Relationships with Peers and Community

Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. EDT, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. CDT, 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. MDT, 11:00 – 12:30 P.M. PDT



Recovery does not occur in isolation. As women heal, they connect or reconnect with others and with communities and community agencies—establishing a sense of purpose and belonging. Integrating peers and evidence-based peer recovery tools provides footprints on the path to a life that can seem uncertain. Peers support, motivate, and model the power of recovery. This webinar looks at the importance of inclusion and relationship to a community in women’s health and well-being.  


Topics will include:

  • Social inclusion
  • Sense of community belonging and meaningful purpose
  • Involving faith communities, education and employment resources
  • Peer supports
  • Social media and recovery support
  • Mutual help and recovery communities
  • WRAP® as a community-building and recovery tool

This event will take place Tuesday, April 11, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. Please confirm your local time.


Earn 1.5 CEHs while updating your knowledge about women’s behavioral health. NAADAC and NBCC CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office. These CEHs are also recognized by many other licensing boards; contact your licensing board for more information. There is no charge for CEHs during the live webinars; simply complete a post-test at the end.


This webinar is part three of the five-part Relationships Matter! series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn more about the series.


Join in the conversation about women’s behavioral health! Use hashtag #relate4HERR on social media.



Featured Presenters 

Lonneta Albright

1487960219705Lonnetta Albright is a dynamic and transformative speaker, facilitator, and coach, and President/ Owner of Forward Movement Inc. For 17 years, she served as Executive Director of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the University of Illinois. She helps clients experience meaningful and real changes that shift their mindsets and behavior in immediately applicable ways. Her passion is in helping women find their way, face their fears, and hold on to and build on their dreams to transform their lives. Her “Heart-Mind-Time” program has affected countless lives, and her recent book is titled Women Thriving Fearlessly, Volume 1: Inspirational Stories of Women Who Journeyed from Fear to Fearlessness.

Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D.

1488813807231Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D., is the author of numerous mental health recovery resources including WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan®. She developed a peer-led group model for sharing WRAP that is now evidence-based, and that effectively supports peers in building and maintaining relationships that are meaningful, powerful and supportive as they move forward in their lives. This model has been used all over the world for more than 20 years.

Tara Moseley

1487964428459Tara Moseley is a student at the University of Louisville, completing a degree in political science, public policy and pre-law, with a minor in social work. She helped develop two successful transitional living houses for women in the Louisville, KY, area. Ms. Moseley is also a person in long-term recovery. She serves as Program Manager for Kentucky’s Young People in Recovery, working to enhance support services for those transitioning out of treatment. She has worked with SAMHSA and the Department of Behavioral health to design a standard for youth peer supports services and to bring about greater awareness of recovery.

Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP, Moderator

1487964257133Deborah (Deb) Werner, M.A., PMP, is a senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., and the project director for SAMHSA’s Women, Children and Families Training and Technical Assistance (TA) Project.

For preview of upcoming webinars in this series, check out the tentative dates and titles below!

Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 ET

Being Real: The Power of Authenic Therapeutic Relationships in Women’s Services

No intervention is effective without having the foundational pieces of good clinical care in place. How do you build authentic rapport that generates the trust needed to facilitate healing? This webinar kicks off the Relationships Matter! series with a look at the therapeutic relationships that help women engage in services and recovery. Learn why relationships matter, how to build trust and rapport, what strategies help define and create therapeutic alliance, and more.

More Information

Thursday, March 9, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. EST

#RelationshipGoals: Significant Others in Women’s Recovery

Women’s substance use and mental health issues do not exist in isolation; women’s relationships and partners may facilitate or derail the recovery process. This webinar will explore the impact of behavioral health conditions on significant relationships; interventions that support positive outcomes for women, their partners, and their families; and considerations in service planning.

More Information

Tuesday, May 9, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. EST

Motherhood: What it Means for Women’s Recovery

For many women, caretaking—especially caretaking in motherhood—is their most defining and most meaningful role. Substance use and mental health problems may challenge a woman’s ability to effectively parent. Child welfare is often the entry point into behavioral health care. Many effective interventions and supports are available to support women, their children, and their families. This session will discuss those interventions/supports, along with the importance of support for women who choose not to parent. Learn more about using motherhood as a pivot point to access help in substance use and mental health, incorporating family-centered approaches for women with behavioral health disorders and their children, meeting the needs of complex families, and more.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2:00– 3:30 P.M. EST

The Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Women’s Substance Use and Recovery


More information coming soon.

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