Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. hosted its 4th Women's Treatment Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts, on April 12, 2013. Almost 150 government officials, treatment providers, advocates and individuals in recovery from across the region joined national experts in women's treatment for the event, which was made possible in part by sponsorship from the Women's Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts.

dr-stephanie-covingtonKeynote speaker Dr. Stephanie Covington, nationally recognized for her pioneering work in the area of women's issues, focused on the process of trauma across the female lifespan and the need for gender-responsive and trauma-informed services.  Workshop sessions at the conference included topics such as bullying, sexual violence awareness, eating disorders and the commercial sexual exploitation of girls.

The biennial conference is presented by Spectrum's Women's Services Committee.

"The Women's Services Committee's vision of ensuring access to, and awareness of innovations and promising practices was realized. We believe providers will use the connections and knowledge gathered here to better serve their female clients of all ages," said Spectrum Vice President for Clinical Services Susan Moitozo.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider.  The organization currently treats 45,000 individuals each year through more than 125 programs in community-based settings and correctional institutions throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Maine, Florida, and Washington State.
 
CONTACT:
Andrew Strecker, Development Associate
(508) 792-5400 x7113
streckera@spectrumhealthsystems.org

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