Join us for a webinar on what happens after substance abuse recovery programs end in Minnesota. Stephanie Nelson-Dusek with Wilder Research will share findings from the Women’s Recovery Services initiative, a 5-year Minnesota Department of Human Services project that funds recovery programs across Minnesota serving pregnant and/or parenting women with substance use disorders, and their children.
Both short- and long-term outcomes in key areas such as substance use, housing, health, and systems involvement will be shared. The presentation will also highlight what works for women in recovery as well as the challenges women experience after leaving treatment and recovery programs, and incorporate the voice and direct experiences of women who have participated in the programs.
This webinar is designed for public health practitioners, although students, medical professionals, and professionals from other industries are welcome to join the webinar. SPH alumni and friends of SPH are especially encouraged to attend.
Stephanie Nelson-Dusek is a Research Scientist with Wilder Research. She works on a broad range of topics, including child welfare, trauma, substance abuse and recovery, and housing and homelessness. She manages the Women’s Recovery Services initiative, in addition to working on others studies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families including: a study of innovation in child protection practices; an analysis of short-stayers in the Minnesota foster care system; and an evaluation of a national strategic initiative to improve the lives of families impacted by maternal incarceration. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.