Maui Opioid Series Part 2: Opioid Overdose Prevention & Response
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM HST
Certificate: Continuing Education (CEs): This course is pending approval by the Dept. of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division for 4.0 continuing education hours for the Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor credentials.
Registration for this event has closed.
Facilitator: Leilani Maxera, Outreach & Overdose Prevention Manager.
Leilani manages the statewide syringe exchange, outreach, and overdose prevention programs, supervises the outreach workers on four of the Hawaiian Islands, and conducts training and education with other social service organizations to teach about overdose response and to reduce stigma around drug use. She previously worked at Homeless Youth Alliance/San Francisco Needle Exchange and Tenderloin Health in San Francisco and volunteered at SANE (Safer Alternatives thru Networking and Education), a syringe exchange program in Sacramento, CA. Leilani has a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Aging and has finished her Master of Social Work degree in December 2018.
Target Audience: Youth-serving organizations, community coalitions, youth substance use prevention programs, schools, and others working in substance misuse prevention. Professionals in the substance use treatment field interested in learning about ways to engage in prevention strategies. Professionals in the prevention and treatment field who are interested in obtaining the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential. This training is only open to participants residing in Hawai‘i.
Questions: For further questions, please contact Rick Collins at [email protected].