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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: Attendees will become familiar with:
- Introductions and networking
- Discussion of “need of know” and relevance to field work
- 12 Ethical Principles of CSAC Code of Ethics
Description: Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least three statistical findings that validate the current surge of opioid, stimulant, and marijuana abuse in the US;
- List and describe natural brain neurotransmitters that are mimicked or disrupted by the abuse of external substances;
- Discuss the symptoms of stimulant, opioid, and cannabis use disorder and provide at least four symptoms of their withdrawal syndromes; and
- Name currently employed and developing treatment strategies for opioid, stimulant, and cannabis dependence.
Description: Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the high rates of tobacco use in individuals with behavioral health issues, specifically substance users
- Understand the medical, financial, occupational, and other consequences of tobacco use in individuals with addictions
- Gain increased awareness about the need for integrated tobacco treatment within the behavioral health setting and the barriers which keep smokers with addictions from accessing tobacco treatment. (This can include staff who use tobacco or policies that allow for continued tobacco use in the treatment setting.)
- Become familiar with tools for assessing tobacco use including carbon monoxide measurements, DSM criteria for tobacco use disorder and withdrawal syndromes, assessments of nicotine dependence and stages of change
- Describe the rationale for treatment as effective methods for increasing the success of quit attempts
Upon completion of this workshop the clinician/staff/educators will have a clear understanding of:
- All forms of CyberBullying, CyberStalking and the psychological impact on young people.
- Sexting in context to teenagers and young adults in the 21st century and legal implications.
- How parents, educators and clinicians can safeguard children, teenagers and young adults from Cyber-Abuse.
- Medical, Psychological, Sociological and Behavioral impact on humans as a result of Cyber-Abuse.
Description: This workshop is designed to incorporate the skills necessary to build better relationships with families who may be resistant or hesitant to services. Training will focus on assessing client strengths, reviewing various behavioral theories, approaches and techniques, and identifying strategies for addressing conflict in relationships.