TOOLS FOR CHANGE A day of training for clergy, congregational and community leaders
May 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
TOOLS FOR CHANGE
A day of training for clergy, congregational and community leaders on effective responses to the opioid overdose crisis & substance misuse.
THURSDAY, MAY 23 — 9:30 AM TO 3:00 PM
JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, COLD SPRING HARBOR
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With 3,600 oPioid overdose deaths on Long Island in the last nine years, and with 80% of people with substance-use problems never seeking formal treatment, congregations and other associations are frontline institutions with critical roles to play in ending this epidemic.
This training will provide leaders of these institutions with tools for change in two areas:
1) Helping individuals and families as they deal with problematic substance use.
2) Using our combined power to help create a system that effectively cares for those individuals.
Among the trainers & presenters will be:
* Leslie Marino, MD, MPH: An addiction psychiatrist affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Marino has helped guide LI-CAN’s work to build a system of evidence-based medical care for patients with opioid use disorder on Long Island. Dr. Marino has a private psychiatric practice in Babylon.
* Kenneth Carpenter, PhD, Director of Training, CMC: Foundation for Change. CMC trains parents, family members and community groups in practical tools for helping others deal with substance use-related challenges, using the highly regarded CRAFT approach.
Both Dr. Marino and Dr. Carpenter specialize in real-world implementation of the research findings on addiction and substance use.
With this event, LI-CAN is moving forward on one of the original goals of our work on opioids: equipping our congregations/associations to be places where families struggling with substance use can find empathy and practical help rather than judgment and stigma.
Seats are limited. Please register early.