Overdose Prevention through Harm Reduction

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Date: December 10, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Training

RSVP is closed.

EVENT FORMAT UPDATE 11.30.21: Due to current campus event guidelines, this event will now only be offered in a virtual format via Zoom. We have also extended the RSVP deadline to December 10, 2021. The Zoom link will be distributed upon completion of the RSVP.

The Wayne State University Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) and Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program invite you to join us at an upcoming training session. 

In this training, Brad Ray, PhD, senior justice and behavioral health researcher at RTI International, will outline his community-engaged research efforts at understanding and addressing the overdose crisis. These efforts span criminal-legal, treatment, and public health systems with a focus on overdose prevention through harm reduction that is defined as any positive change. Materials will focus on trends in overdose patterns from current surveillance systems, with a focus on fentanyl and a critical assessment on the use of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, in these surveillance systems. Ray will draw on his experiences to highlight the need for harm reduction, both the philosophy and strategies, to guide policies in both public health and public safety. 

Pamela Lynch, director of Harm Reduction Michigan, will host a Naloxone Training displaying how to administer Intranasal Naloxone. 

Continuing Education: Five social work CE's will be offered to attendees for FREE. Those seeking CE's are required to RSVP in advance and pass a post-test distributed after the event. 

All students, staff, faculty and preceptors are welcome, however, space is limited. RSVP's are required by December 10, 2021. 

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