❱❱ Mini Plenary Speakers
Friday, August 17
Mark Sanders, President, On the Mark Consulting
Slipping Through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies For Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders:
As a result of the absence of integrated services clients with addictions and co-occurring disorders are vulnerable to slipping through the cracks. This involves going back and forth between the addictions, mental health, criminal justice and child welfare systems without recovering. This can also include periods of homelessness and medical hospitalizations. In this workshop you will learn, primary reasons clients slip through the cracks including: a lack of integrated services; triple challenges; inadequate service dose; misdiagnosis; hidden diagnosis; addiction to a drug subculture; lack of community; unresolved grief and trauma; low recovery capital. Emphasis will be placed upon 10 strategies to help clients with co-occurring disorders avoid slipping through the cracks and initiate recovery.
Heidi O'Toole, MS, LPC, EMDR-T, Co-Founder, WV Therapy and Wellness Center
Thief & Liar: Blending Trauma Informed Practices Across the Addictions Continuum of Care:
The blending of specific trauma informed interventions with existing addiction protocols will enhance the current standards of practice for both individuals and families that have been adversely affected by this staggering epidemic. The format of this workshop is dynamic and interactive, overviewing the high correlation between trauma and addiction, how this disrupts the capacity for emotional regulation, followed by several demonstrations of specific trauma-informed interventions that can be utilized across the continuum of care for addiction, mental health and social service delivery systems.
Mark Parrino, President, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)
Policy and Treatment Dynamics of the Opioid Use Crisis in the United States:
The presentation will focus of the current policy and treatment challenges facing federal and state governments and treatment provider in response to the opioid use/abuse epidemic in the United States.
Richard McKeon, Suicide Prevention Branch, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Suicide Prevention: Challenge, Opportunity and Innovation
The CDC has recently reported that suicide is rising in 49 of the 50 states Yet there are now prevention and intervention strategies with an evidence base that if brought to scale nationally hold promise for halting and ultimately reversing these tragic trends. This presentation will review recent advances in clinical care, crisis intervention and comprehensive public health approaches including the Zero Suicide Initiative and the evidence supporting their efficacy in saving lives and preventing suicide attempts.
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