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Opioid Overdose Prevention (Part 2)

Participants will learn about opioids and risk
factors for overdose. They will then explore
strategies for rescues and practice strategies
through scenarios.

Opioid Overdose Rescue (Part 1)

Participants will learn about opioids and risk
factors for overdose. They will then explore
strategies for rescues and practice strategies
through scenarios.

Navigating Local Policy to Advance Community Change

State laws and policies can sometimes be hard to find and understand, so what are ways we can make this information more accessible to the communities they impact? If you are new to public health or coalition work, this training will help walk you through how to find public policy information in the Massachusetts State House, how policy can be used to support our work, and the ways in which coalitions can empower themselves to engage with their local policymakers in ways that work for their coalition and its members. There are many ways coalitions and their members can insert themselves in each stage of the process of policy change. The trainer will review how coalitions can find state policies and determine where they fit into the policy change process. Through group work and skill-building, participants will walk away with knowledge to increase their effectiveness and impact within the community, and feel confident in bringing their voice into the local policy arena.

Best Supervisory Practices: Working Through Incidents & Crises

This non-clinical supervision training is designed to educate and build skills around best supervisory practices for people who are working in direct human services and social services fields, including substance use and harm reduction. We rarely receive trainings on how to be effective supervisors, but holding and knowing the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor, in addition to being aware of the effects of secondary trauma in our staff, is vital in providing a supporting a nurturing environment; many fields may subject employees and supervisees to primary or secondary trauma. Effectively mitigating the effects of these traumas is also vital as a supervisor.

Challenging Narratives: Understanding Alcohol Use from an Equity Lens

Conventional narratives of the “opioid crisis” or “opioid epidemic” have often ignored the intimate connections between opioid use and alcohol use. One of the leading risk factors for opioid overdose is the mixture of opioids with other depressants, including alcohol. This three-hour training will explore the definition and impacts of alcohol use, recognizing the spectrum of use from abstinence to addiction. Specifically, we will examine the social determinants of alcohol use and seek to understand and challenge inequities (e.g. racial, gender-based, etc.) in treatment and recovery.

Supporting People Who Use Drugs: Strategies for Service Providers

Many service providers are likely interacting with people who use drugs and/or people who are at risk for overdose. Being able to effectively support and engage with people who use drugs (PWUD) is vital in our work if we want to help keep our clients and participants safe from overdose and other adverse health effects.  Collectively, there is a lack of comprehensive training on how we can effectively support this population, while being nonjudgmental and non-stigmatizing in our approach. This training will offer participants an opportunity to explore reasons why people may use drugs, how we can assess risk using the “drug, set, setting” model, and how we can design our physical program spaces to support engagement among our participants and clients who use drugs.

Behavioral Health Training: Exploring Pathways of Recovery

When we recognize that recovery looks different for every person, we can better advise our clients. This training will introduce various forms of recovery, from medication to 12-step programs to cognitive based therapies. Participants will also explore stigma around recovery and how to best support our clients.

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.**