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Lesson 5 – Special Populations



There are many populations in B.C. that have specific vulnerabilities in relation to problematic substance use. In this lesson we will examine four specific populations that are most relevant to the work of Child Welfare social workers in B.C.: youth, different cultural groups including Indigenous peoples, pregnant women and the 2SLGBTQQIA community.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the risks of substance use in youth
  2. Consider the effects of Colonialism and Intergenerational Trauma on Indigenous Communities and how that relates to problematic substance use
  3. Recognize how stigma within different cultural groups can be a barrier to accessing support for problematic substance use.
  4. Explore the risks and stigma around problematic use and pregnant women.

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