Tag: virtual training

Opioid Overdose Rescue & Prevention Day 2: OOPTP Training Session

Join the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project team for an interactive training on Overdose Rescue and Prevention. It is recommended that participants take Part 1 of this training prior to Part 2, as this training will build on information and concepts from Part 1. In the second half, participants will explore strategies to address the risks of overdose with a harm reduction approach. This training will provide opportunities for discussion about issues of safety, grief, and moving toward behavior change.

*Please note that this an interactive training – we will utilize several different features on Zoom for activities, including breakout rooms, annotation, and chat. Participants are highly encouraged to have their video on (if they have access to a camera) to engage in discussions and activities.*

**ASL interpreters and CART services available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the training to let us know of any accommodations you will need when registering.**

Opioid Overdose Rescue & Prevention Day 1: OOPTP Training Session

Join the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project team for an interactive training on Overdose Rescue and Prevention. In the first half of this interactive training, participants will learn about opioids, risk factors for overdose, and the steps for overdose rescue.

*Please note that this an interactive training – we will utilize several different features on Zoom for activities, including breakout rooms, annotation, and chat. Participants are highly encouraged to have their video on (if they have access to a camera) to engage in discussions and activities.*

**ASL interpreters and CART services available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the training to let us know of any accommodations you will need when registering.**

Working with People Who Use Stimulants: OOPTP Training Session

Join the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project team for an interactive training on Working with People Who Use Stimulants. This interactive training is designed to help participants learn the basics of stimulants, what they do in the body, and how we can support people who use them. As drug use changes and evolves in Massachusetts and beyond, we need to be prepared to support clients no matter what substances they use.

*Please note that this an interactive training – we will utilize several different features on Zoom for activities, including breakout rooms, annotation, and chat. Participants are highly encouraged to have their video on (if they have access to a camera) to engage in discussions and activities.*

**ASL interpreters and CART services available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the training to let us know of any accommodations you will need when registering.**

Exploring Pathways of Recovery: OOPTP Training Session

Join the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project team for an interactive training on Exploring Pathways of Recovery. When we recognize that recovery looks different for every person, we can better advise our clients. This interactive training will introduce the many different forms recovery can take from Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) to 12-step programs, to cognitive based therapies. In addition, participants will explore addressing stigma around recovery and how to best support our clients.

*Please note that this an interactive training – we will utilize several different features on Zoom for activities, including breakout rooms, annotation, and chat. Participants are highly encouraged to have their video on (if they have access to a camera) to engage in discussions and activities.*

**ASL interpreters and CART services available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the training to let us know of any accommodations you will need when registering.**

Addressing Drug-Related Stigma & Bias: OOPTP Training Session

Join the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project team for an interactive training on Addressing Drug-Related Stigma & Bias. Drug-related stigma presents barriers to effectively supporting clients who use drugs. Our own biases are learned from a culture that stigmatizes drug use and ostracizes those with substance use disorders. This interactive training will focus on identifying and addressing our biases surrounding people who use drugs.

*Please note that this an interactive training – we will utilize several different features on Zoom for activities, including breakout rooms, annotation, and chat. Participants are highly encouraged to have their video on (if they have access to a camera) to engage in discussions and activities.*

**ASL interpreters and CART services available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the training to let us know of any accommodations you will need when registering.**

Analyzing the U.S. War on Drugs & Racist Drug Policies: OOPTP Training Session

This three-hour professional development module is intended to educate different service providers, community members, coalitions, and other entities on the War on Drugs and how it has fostered racialized drug policies in the 21st century. Like alcohol Prohibition in the early 1900s, drug prohibition has not only failed its mission but has made its mission impossible. This training will build off the previous module (Addressing Stigmas and Biases in Our Work) and will explore the history of the War on Drugs, while connecting it to the 3 different levels of racism. We will also explore racialized drug policies throughout U.S. history, and come to an understanding of how the drug war has fueled mass incarceration, health disparities, social inequities, and the current waves of overdose deaths in the United States. Helpful frameworks, such as the Iceberg Analogy, will allow participants to connect how certain events are fueled by underlying racial structures. Participants will also brainstorm tactics and strategies to address some of the ramifications of the War on Drugs in their own communities.

Learner Outcomes:

Define the War on Drugs
Name 2 ramifications of the War on Drugs that we see play out today
Be able to identify the four levels of racism
Name 2 pieces of historical legislation that have perpetuated the War on Drugs and mass incarceration
Identify 3 strategies to address the impacts of the War on Drugs in our communities
Challenge our own deeply held narratives as individuals and a country around drugs and drug use
Presented by: Health Resources in Action (HRiA)

Sponsored by: ​MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Accommodations: If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Emelie Tenander at AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. at (508) 752-7313; Fax: (508) 752-8111; TTY: (508) 754-0039 or email: [email protected] at least three weeks prior to secure accommodations.