Building Workforce Competency Understanding Substance Use/Misuse by Older Adults
Friday, September 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Building Workforce Competency:
Understanding Substance Use/Misuse in Older Adults
Substance misuse and abuse in the older adult population is a growing issue that needs to be addressed. This one day conference is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of all workforce disciplines in screening and responding to older adults whose substance use/misuse is putting them at risk. The goal of the workshop is to educate providers, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, medical doctors, and case managers, on Substance Use and Misuse in Older Adults.
Topics and featured speakers include:
Registration Fee- $45
Registration fee includes Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch and CMEs/CEs
The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide
The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation
Georgia Psychological Association has approved this program for 4 CE Hours for Psychologists
Approved by NASW for 5 CE Core Hours for Social Workers;
This program has been approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board certified case managers with 5 clock hours. Certificates will be distrubuted at the event.
When & Where
The Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health (AACAMH)
The mission of the Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health is to:
- Provide a forum for collaboration between mental health and aging service professionals
- To facilitate public education, professional training, and advocacy projects aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding, aging and mental illness, expanding access to mental health services and resources, and improving quality of mental health programs for older adults
GOALS / VISION
Promote and facilitate communication and current professional competency and skills among Atlanta-area mental health and aging professionals and the greater community.
For more information visit: http://fuquacenter.org/AtlantaCoalition