20 years of PRIDE: Celebrating our history of substance abuse treatment for LGBTQ individuals
Join us for this upcoming NAADAC webinar:
Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part I: History of Specialized Treatment for LGBTQ+ Clients
Our director, Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD, PsyD, will be presenting, "20 years of PRIDE: Celebrating our history of substance abuse treatment for LGBTQ individuals," as a part of this NAADAC webinar.
The need for specialized treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals was first addressed in 1979 at the Rutgers Summer School on Alcoholism, which led to the founding of NALGAP: The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies. The co-founders of NALGAP will discuss those origins along with landmarks that followed NALGAP’s establishment, including how SAMHSA eventually published A Provider's Guide for Working with LGBT Individuals and a curriculum for training all professionals on the specific issues of LGBT clients.