COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative: Research
Digital Health Solutions to Support Women with Addiction During COVID-19: Applying a Gender- and Trauma-Informed Lens
- Digital health resources for addiction range from mobile applications, web-based screening and brief interventions, and web-based multimedia and multi-module platforms.
- Overall, empirical investigations including adults who identified as female or women generally revealed positive effects. Mobile and web-based platforms demonstrated therapeutic benefits more consistently than brief interventions.
- Empirical evaluations rarely assess gender identity or conduct sex- or gender-based analyses; evidence specifically for females or women is therefore weak.
- Interim resource ratings suggested many resources provide sex or gender specific information, and support empowerment; however, most other principles of gender-informed care are not evident. Most resources upheld several principles of trauma informed care (e.g., strengths-based care); however, others were less represented.
- Substance misuse
- Substance use disorder
- Digital health
- Web-based treatment
- Nominated Principal Applicant: Lena C. Quilty, PhD, CPsych; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
- Branka Agic, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Leslie Buckley, MD, FRCPC, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Michelle Coombs, PhD, Jean Tweed Centre
- Betty-Lou Kristy, Centre for Innovation in Peer Support
- Jill Shakespeare, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Adrienne Spafford, Addictions Mental Health Ontario
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