Agenda | October 21, 1-2.30pm
In this session, we heard about providing SUD treatment in non-clinical or community treatment settings. The webinar featured:
- Initiatives for women with substance use disorder and/or women engaged in sex work – Laurel Kelly, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
- National initiatives and long term goals for integrating reproductive health and substance use disorder screening, treatment, recovery – Tanya Harris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Reproductive health services for injection drug users – Lisa Parker, Baltimore City Syringe Exchange Program
- Contraceptive services for women at harm reduction clinics and correctional facilities – Deena Ellison, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
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Laurel Kelly, MSW is an independent licensed clinical social worker in Washington State and works as a mental health provider at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. She began her career 20+ years ago as the Education Director at the local Planned Parenthood and has remained passionate about the interconnections between substance use/mental health and sexual and reproductive health throughout her career. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2013 and has been providing counseling utilizing different therapeutic practices including but not limited to CBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing and ACT in a trauma informed model.
Tanya Harris is a health policy professional with experience in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and Medicaid. She has extensive government experience and has dedicated her career to working with safety net providers. She has spent the last ten years working at Planned Parenthood Federation of America on issues including telehealth, Medicaid reimbursement and health care operations.
Lisa Parker, MHS, CPHE has worked in the Public Health and Human Service field for 23 years. She is currently the Assistant Director with the Baltimore City Health Department, Community Risk Reduction Services which manages and operates the Baltimore City Syringe Exchange Program (one of the oldest operating syringe service programs in the country) and the Staying Alive Opioid Overdose Awareness and Prevention Program. Professionally, Lisa has worked for Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR) as a member of the administrative team and as the Ryan White Services Program Manager, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Capacity Building Branch as a Program Consultant and Capacity Building Assistance Provider and Master Trainer for evidence based behavioral interventions. She has also worked with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Prevention as Master Trainer for Behavioral Interventions and as a program evaluator.
Deena Ellison was recently appointed as the Interim Director of West Virginia’s Title X Family Planning Program. She is also still serving as the Director of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. Her current responsibilities include the day to day management of the Family Planning Program and administration of the Title X grant to 124 clinical sites, administration of the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program grant, management of the APPI program and organization of the Leadership to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Taskforce. She is also a level one Certified Health Education Resource Person, a Certified Recovery Coach and a Tai Chi Easy Certified Practice Leader.