Workforce GPS: Implications of Substance/Opioid Misuse and Addiction for the Workforce Development System
Submitted by Michael Cruse on October 15, 2018 - 10:03am
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Substance abuse, in particular opioid misuse and addiction, is a national epidemic. Last year, drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Workforce development professionals must gain a greater awareness of the issue and its impact on participants and employer partners as well as on workforce service delivery. Join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in this webinar to discuss federal efforts to support communities in addressing these challenges. Participants will learn about the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment for people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
Key personnel who should attend this webinar include program directors or managers, program coordinators, case managers, outreach and recruitment coordinators, supportive services personnel, and other personnel who work directly with participants.
Walker Reed Forman, lead public health advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Holly Hagle, co-director, ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center) Network Coordinating Office; co-director ATTC STR-TA (State Targeted Response-Technical Assistance) grant; assistant research professor, Collaborative to Advance Health Services, School of Nursing and Health Studies,/ University of Missouri-Kansas City
Pat McNeil, associate director, Substance Use Intervention, YouthBuild USA
David Clauss, program director, YouthBuild Austin, American YouthWorks, Inc.
Amanda Ahlstrand, administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration