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Webinar: Using Community Outreach Strategies to Increase Engagement
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Webinar: Using Community Outreach Strategies to Increase Engagement

In this webinar, attendees will be invited to consider the ways that community outreach can enhance their program by improving upon intake, retention, and follow-up.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/12/2019
When: Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: James Kowalsky
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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Consistent engagement is fundamental to successful treatment outcomes. When people are struggling with a substance use disorder, it can lead to avoidant behaviors that are disruptive to care. Treatment providers need to be willing to literally meet people where they’re at to keep their most vulnerable individuals connected to services. The increased presence of case managers and Peer Recovery Support Specialists in treatment programs presents additional opportunities to maintain a connection with individuals. At the same time, incorporating community outreach creates a tool for engaging additional individuals into care or obtaining more accurate feedback following discharge from treatment. In this webinar, attendees will be invited to consider the ways that community outreach can enhance their program by improving upon intake, retention, and follow-up.

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.

Presented by:

James Kowalsky has been providing training and support to organizations since 2013, adapting their practices to incorporate Harm Reduction, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. James is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He volunteers at the Chicago Recovery Alliance and is a designated Super Trainer within their Drug Overdose Prevention Program. In this role, James trains individuals and agencies on Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), increasing access to naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Previously, James worked for Heartland Health Outreach (HHO). As the Project Coordinator at HHO, he collaborated on a NIDA-funded study to assess the impact of using e-learning platforms to train service providers in programs using the Housing First Model. James also spent seven years as an outreach worker with HHO, meeting people experiencing homelessness and linking them to housing, primary and mental health care, and other community-based resources. In that role, he learned the value of using Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing to connect with the most vulnerable members of our communities. James has presented on his work at regional and national conferences. He is committed to promoting a shift in public policy and service delivery that is characterized by acceptance and support for marginalized communities including people who use drugs, have a mental illness, or experience homelessness.

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