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Removing the Stigma:  Changing the Public Outlook on Substance Use and Recovery
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Removing the Stigma:  Changing the Public Outlook on Substance Use and Recovery

This webinar will include the power of changing language, understanding the science of substance use disorder and recovery, and simple action steps to help make a difference on an individual or community level.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/9/2018
When: 10/9/2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Hannah Rose
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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We live in a society where millions of Americans are dependent on drugs or alcohol and only a small percentage receive treatment at a facility. In fact, the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 21.5 Americans age 12 and older had a substance use disorder in the previous year; however, sadly only 2.5 million received the specialized treatment they needed.

Stigma affects all of us – and nearly everyone has felt stigmatized or has stigmatized others at some point in their lives. In a study done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the general public was more likely to have negative attitudes towards those dealing with drug addiction than those who were dealing with mental illness. Additionally, researchers found that people don’t generally support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefited people who were dependent on drugs (JHU, 2014).

 

Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Hannah Rose has been working with individuals with addiction, trauma, and mental health conditions both formally and informally for 32 years. Her passion for social justice and equal voice has been the source of her motivation and inspiration throughout her career. Most recently, Ms. Rose served on a team that provided technical assistance to Recovery Community Organizations and Recovery Networks that included, but was not limited to, strategic planning, sustainability planning, organizational wellness, outreach and engagement and workforce development. During her tenure, she has participated in several national expert panels in the development of standards and practices regarding peer support services. As project manager of a three-year targeted expansion grant she created ongoing workforce development training through 45 curriculum topics. She facilitated these learning events to 6500 unique individuals through the grant period.

 

CEUs:
2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #001-A
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676

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