Tag: substance use disorder

Prevention Meets Harm Reduction: How Community Collaborations Work Across the Continuum, Part 1

How can prevention coalitions work across the continuum of care to maximize impact and sustain systems-level changes that promote wellness for everyone? This virtual series will provide a framework for understanding harm reduction strategies by sharing the history and pillars of harm reduction as a social movement and examples of various types of harm reduction strategies. Participants will explore how the goals and values of prevention intersect with harm reduction and how we can work together through community collaborations to address overlapping goals. Finally, we will explore how the knowledge brought from those with lived experience can enhance our implementation strategies across the continuum of care.

National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center Information Session

The National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance (TA) Center provides free help to anyone in the country providing harm reduction services – or even those planning to provide services. The TA Center is a resource for everyone, including organizations such as syringe services programs, health departments, and substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery programs.

Stigma of Addiction Summit

Please join us: for a half-day, virtual, action-oriented symposium focused on understanding, addressing, and eliminating the harmful impacts of stigma on those who experience addiction.

53rd Annual Virtual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, often called Summer School, is a 5-day intensive learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. Each year, participants from many disciplines come together to form a unique, diverse learning community. In order to safely meet your continuing education needs this summer, we are pleased to again take the 53rd Summer School learning community online once again:

Mental Health & Substance Use SIG

We would like to invite all NASW members dedicated to Harm Reduction, Housing First, Social Justice and the dignity and worth of all people to collaborate in strengths-based advocacy and action guided by evidence, lived experience and the neurobiological impact of attachment & trauma on substance use and mental health, to create meaningful and socially just change in the realms of Mental Health and Substance Use for social work clients, students, and practitioner’s in Massachusetts.

MA Helpline Champion Workshop Session 2: Outreach approaches & strategies/Helpline overview/looking forward

Hear from current Champions about how they outreach for the Helpline. We will examine: What are and where are the needs in my community? What is my outreach style? How can I integrate it into my day-to-day life? Where will I begin?

Meet our Screening and Information Specialists! Learn more and feel confident sharing about Helpline values, services, staff, and website navigation. We will think through how we want to stay connected moving forward.

Hope in Action: Supporting Youth and Young Adults

During this interactive morning, we will share information with one another in large and small groups to better understand the needs of this community and the services and support we all provide. Through these conversations we hope to build connections to better serve youth and young adults with substance use disorders and other concerns and the providers that serve them.

A Lifeline: Mobile Outreach Services to Unhoused Individuals and Other Vulnerable Populations in Franklin County and North Quabbin

As part of the follow-up to the December 10, 2021, Franklin County/North Quabbin 4th Annual Sober Housing Summit, which examined the safety net that exists for unhoused individuals with a history of substance use disorders, we learned that a number of entities offer some type of mobile outreach services in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.

The North Quabbin Community Coalition and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region are organizing this session where members of the community can learn more about existing efforts to better support and refer unhoused individuals and other vulnerable populations to available resources and services.