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A Collaborative Approach to Substance Misuse Prevention: Building Systemic Supports in Schools

SERC - The State Education Resource Center of CT

Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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This is a collaboration between the
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and SERC.

 

A Collaborative Approach to Substance Misuse Prevention:
Building Systemic Supports in Schools

 

Friday, September 27, 2019
Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m.

 

The nation’s opioid epidemic has been declared a national public health emergency. The rate of opioid overdoses in Connecticut is above the national average. This touches people everywhere, including schools, so it is imperative that we are equipped with effective approaches and practices to prevent student substance use and tackle substance misuse. Goals of prevention and recovery include decreasing risk factors and fostering protective factors. How can schools play a role in facilitating and reaching these goals? This September, Connecticut is holding a full-day substance misuse prevention summit focusing on the role of schools and how they can work together with students, families, communities, and other stakeholders in addressing the crisis.   

 

The morning keynote speaker is Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., an award-winning author, researcher, and lecturer; president of NTI Upstream; and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Chasnoff will speak to the impact of substance use/misuse in various stages of child development and how it may affect factors such as social skills, behavior, and speech and language in addition to the impact on families.

 

The afternoon keynote speaker is Michaela I. Fissel, Acting Executive Director of Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. of New Britain. She will cover her personal, lived experience, in addition to research, data, policy impact, and the role of schools.   

 

Breakouts will address strategies on how schools can partner with local and state agencies, organizations and resources, information on evidence-based prevention programs (intervention supports) that can be delivered in a school setting, examples of how schools can support students who are impacted by addiction, best practices to partner with families, and much more! Resources will be available from the United Way and CT Clearinghouse.

 

There is no charge for the summit, and a working lunch will be provided.

 

Funding for this event is made possible in part by a State Opioid Response Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 

For content questions, please contact Bianca Irizarry, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 216 or irizarry@ctserc.org.

 

For registration questions, please contact Heather Dawes, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 263 or dawes@ctserc.org.

 

Have questions about A Collaborative Approach to Substance Misuse Prevention: Building Systemic Supports in Schools? Contact SERC - The State Education Resource Center of CT

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Red Lion
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)


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