Barriers and Opportunities to Expanding Employment Opportunities for Our Recovery Communities. This is part of a series on the role of the workforce system in serving individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
Hosted by U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment.
Guest speakers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will present. This presentation will include a brief overview of prevalence of addiction and the impact of stigma on employment for persons in recovery. We will discuss the value of hiring persons in recovery in general across all employment sectors as well as the value of SUD peer workers for use across the SUD care system and in other human service sectors and healthcare systems. The presentation includes an employer in a recovery community center who can attest to the value of hiring SUD peer workers and their role and function in engaging people with substance use disorders and strengthening recovery capital at the individual, family, and community levels.
Angela Caldwell, Public Health Advisor, CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment), SAMHSA
Timothy Jean, Public Health Advisor, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), SAMHSA
William Stauffer LSW, CADC, CCS, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO-A),
Patricia G. Baranowski, MA, CADC, Program Director, PRO-A Workforce Service Program
Brian Sabo CRS, CFRS, Program Director, Hope Center/Change on Main
Amy Ambrose, Workforce Analyst, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment
Ashley Moore, Workforce Analyst, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment
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