'Innovations in Prevention' Series Set

Aug 26, 2020

Social work, counselor education programs collaborate on a series of webinars.

innovations series

California University of Pennsylvania is hosting the 2020 Addictions Conference, “Innovations in Prevention.” 

The weekly virtual series will be held Sept. 4 through Nov. 18 and cover a variety of topics. The free webinars, approved for continuing education credits, are open to Cal U faculty, staff and students, and the community. 

The conference is being organized by Cal U’s social work and counselor education programs and is part of a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Opioid Workforce Expansion Program. 

Dates and topics:

  • “Appalachia Mourning: The Opioid Epidemic as a Symptom of Cultural Trauma” — noon-1 p.m. Sept. 4
  • “Reducing Fatal Opioid Overdose: Prevention and Treatment” — 3-4 p.m. Sept. 9;
  • “Burning Bright, Not Out: Strategies to Increase Resiliency in the Addictions Workforce” — noon-1 p.m. Sept. 18;
  • TBA: 3-4 p.m. 23. Please visit calu.edu/addictions for information;
  • “Skills for Effective Encounters: The SBIRT Training Model” — noon-1 p.m. Oct. 2
  • Plans of Safe Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Support Well-Being of Substance Affected Infants and their Families” — 3-4 p.m. Oct. 7;
  • “Examining More Than Throat Cultures”…Transforming Collegiate Culture with SBIRT” — noon-1 p.m. Oct. 16;
  • “The Impact of Addiction within the Family System: The Intersection of Familial, LGBTQ, and Rural Issues” — 3-4 p.m. Oct. 21;
  • “A Comprehensive Approach to the Opioid Crisis in our Region” — noon-1 p.m. Oct. 30
  • “Stigma and Access to Healthcare” — 3-4 p.m. Nov.4;
  • “The Theoretical Underpinning of Addiction Prevention” — noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13;
  • “Are There Substance Free Safe Spaces? Supporting LGBTQ+ Clients in Recovery” — 3-4 p.m. Nov. 18.

 To register and for more information about each session, visit calu.edu/addiction or email hrsaprograms@calu.edu.