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Addressing Opioid Overdose
CAPT In-Person Training
May 24, 2018; 9 am – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: University of Charleston Pharmacy School, Room 111
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304
Understanding Prevention’s role
The opioid crisis is galvanizing individuals across disciplines to reduce the number of lives lost to overdoses. Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention—a one-day, in-person training—delves into this complex topic and explores what prevention practitioners can do to address it.
who Should attend?
Any Prevention practitioners who are addressing the problem of opioid overdose, including Prevention Lead Organizations, Community Coalitions, Partnerships for Success Coordinators, Prescription Drug Overdose Grantees, Drug Free Community Organizations, and Harm Reduction Programs.
Defining the Problem What are opioids? And what are some of the trends that are associated with this national crisis? Participants will explore some key terminology, national data, and discuss what this crisis looks like in their own communities.
Factors that Place Individuals at Risk Understanding the factors associated with opioid overdose can help practitioners know how to assess, plan for, and select interventions designed to address them. Participants will examine factors across six categories and consider which may be at play in the regions they serve.
Prevention Strategies Research has identified a number of promising interventions for reducing an individual’s risk of opioid overdose, and for preventing death when an overdose does occur. In this section, participants will learn about these strategies, and discuss some of the key considerations required for implementing them.
Prevention’s Role Addressing the problem of opioid overdose represents a shift for many prevention practitioners in the nature of the work they do. Through facilitated discussion and small group activities, participants will think about some of the challenges associated with this shift, and how prevention practitioners are particularly positioned to support overdose prevention efforts.
Link for registration: https://captconnect.edc.org/event/10826
Certificates for 5.5 hours of training will be given to participants upon completion of the training. Practitioners can submit these certificates to their respective credentialing authorities.
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