Opioid Crisis: Saving Our Communities & Building Hope for the Future

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

This workshop will define what substances qualify as opioids and examine use and symptoms of abuse. We will examine the current opioid crisis across our communities; explore best practice models for treatment, and discuss advocacy efforts to address this crisis.

Speaker
Yvonne Ward, LCAS, CCS, NCC, LPCA

Registration Fee reduced through support and funding from the NC AHEC Program office.


Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Define opiates, how they work, signs of misuse
  • Look at the historical perspective of opioid use
  • Review the incidence, prevalence and death rates of opioid use disorders nationally, regionally and locally
  • Examine opioid use and the current crisis
  • Discuss the effectiveness of medication assisted therapy
  • Discuss best practice models for treatment
  • Discuss current efforts to address the opioid crisis.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Yvonne M Ward, LPC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Date(s)
May 4, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Details
Status
Closed
Date(s)
May 4, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
Credits
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
6.00
NBCC Hours