Opioid Epidemic Impact on Children in Appalachia: Free Workshop at Ohio Southern




Ohio University Southern is hosting a special workshop series for area workforce employees on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic and those that work with families and children. Join us for “Opioid Epidemic Impact on Children in Appalachia,” funded by a Rural Business Development grant from the USDA. This workshop is geared for people who work with children and families, including foster care and social workers, counselors, first responders, children’s services workers, nurses, teachers and others.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA EMAIL TO: workforcesuccess@ohio.edu or by calling 740-533-4593

Wendy Welch, Ph.D.- author of Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia. Dr. Welch will discuss the foster care system, and the strengths and limitations of policy that guides it; people who can impact change in systems that are not working; advocacy related to foster care and supports for children impacted by opioids; and, more.

Kristi Whitaker, Special Education Assistant and Jalina Wheeler, Counselor- Russell-McDowell Elementary School. KRUSH- Kids Rising Up Through Support and Healing is a special program designed to support children whose parents are incarcerated or impacted by the opioid crisis.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
begins at 9:30am
Workshop is from 10:00am – 3:00pm (lunch provided)

Ohio University Southern, Ironton Campus
Bowman Auditorium
1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton, OH 45638

Continuing education credits are pending for nursing, social work, counselors, and teachers. For more information about continuing education, contact Sarah Diamond Burroway, 740-533-4593.

Ohio University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-455, 2/1/2020).




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Let me know if you have questions.  Registration is required.  


Sarah Diamond Burroway, Director

External Relations, Communications and Workforce Success

Ohio University Southern

Riffe Center 320 | 1804 Liberty Avenue

Ironton, Ohio 45638

Tel. 740-533-4593

Email.  burroway@ohio.edu

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