PCSS-MOUD Webinar Series


The Council on Social Work Education is facilitating a six-part webinar series funded by Providers Clinical Support System–Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (PCSS-MOUD). This webinar series invites us to merge results from cutting edge research and clinical experience to inform social work practice. We will explore how social work practitioners have implemented research findings in their practice, how people with substance use disorders (SUD) are experiencing services, and what are the pressing gaps that need to be addressed. We will consider the impact of social determinants of health including racism and stigma on different populations throughout the series. Finally, we will learn firsthand about new developments in SUD treatment research and how we can leverage technology to improve access and outcomes. Our goal is to explore ways to address SUD more thoroughly, equitably, and effectively in our clinical practice.  

For more information on Providers Clinical Support System–Medication for Opioid Use Disorder, please visit the PCSS-MOUD website.


Critical Dialogues: Using Art to Address Sexism, Racism, and Classism in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

March 4, 2024

This webinar explored the use of arts and critical dialogue in addressing racism, sexism, and classism in substance use disorder treatment. The speakers briefly described the existing literature and then offered an example of how art and critical dialogue was used as a part of a substance use disorder evidence-based intervention.

Lili Windsor, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


  • RogĂ©rio M. Pinto, PhD, LCSW, University Diversity Social Transformation Professor; Berit Ingersoll-Dayton Collegiate Professor of Social Work; Professor of Theatre and Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan.

  • Darris Hawkins, Peer Facilitator and Research Assistant, North Jersey Community Research Initiative



Promoting Healthy Development and Reducing Risk of Substance Use, Pregnancy, HIV/STI Among Adolescent Young Women Involved With the Juvenile Justice System

April 16, 2024

Drawing on research and practice experience from both a social work and adolescent medicine perspective, this webinar will present research, best practices and developmental considerations when working with adolescent young women whose lives may interact with the juvenile justice system or courts. The presentation will start with research contrasting current adolescent substance use trends post-COVID with trends in a recent sample of young adolescent women who are justice involved, while highlighting the unique needs of these youth based on prior research. An adolescent medicine perspective will then be provided concerning the risks of pregnancy and HIV/STI and best practices and considerations with this population. Current gender-responsive interventions for this population will be described, with a specific focus on the development and testing of the CHOICES-TEEN intervention, a bundled risk reduction Telehealth intervention designed to reduce the risks of substance-exposed pregnancy (alcohol and marijuana) and HIV/STI.

Lili Windsor, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Danielle Parrish, PhD, MSW, Professor and Director of Baylor IMPACT Lab, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University

  • Rebecca Beyda, MD, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

  • Kirk von Sternberg, PhD, MSW, Professor and Associate Director of the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin




Advancing Women's Substance Use Disorder Treatment through Community-Based Research Partnerships

May 16, 2024

Throughout this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the foundational aspects of creating and sustaining productive community-based research partnerships. We will highlight successful case studies and models that demonstrate the practical application of these collaborations, showcasing how they can lead to the development of innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies specifically tailored for women. Key discussions will include case examples such as the integration of exercise and wellness programs and the enhancement of peer support efforts, illustrating the diverse ways in which partnerships can enrich treatment interventions. However, the primary focus will remain on the overarching strategies and principles that guide these successful collaborations. Designed for social workers, treatment professionals, researchers, and advocates, this webinar aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster meaningful collaborations that can significantly impact women’s recovery journeys. Join us to learn how you can contribute to advancing women's substance use disorder treatment through the power of community-based research partnerships.

Lili Windsor, PhD, MSW, Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Natasha S. Mendoza, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, Arizona State University School of Social Work

  • Beverly Wohlert, PhD, CEO, Arizona Women’s Recovery Center 


Continuing Education (CE) Statement

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provider #1163, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CSWE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/23/2018 - 01/23/2027.


PCSS-MOUD Funder Statement

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI086770 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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