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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Opioids: Recovery, Prevention, & Hope: National Experts Equip Faith and Community Leaders (Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Opioids: Recovery, Prevention, & Hope: 
National Experts Equip Faith and Community Leaders 
September 27 , 2017 
Live Stream: 1- 2 p.m. EDT
Host your own local conversation 2- 3 p.m. EDT 

Live from Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will convene national leaders and experts to talk about the opioid epidemic and other addictions to raise awareness, encourage compassion, reinforce the role of community and families in long-term recovery and prevention, and make a call to action.

You can host a post-broadcast conversation in your community with local experts and discuss approaches that will foster healing for individuals and families and align regional efforts to renew wholeness in your community. 
This event will be live-streamed from the HHS/live web page and the Recovery Month Facebook page.
Moderator: 
Tim Goeglein, Senior Advisor to the President and Vice President for External Relations at Focus on the Family 
Live Stream Expert Panelists:
VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH - 20th U.S. Surgeon General, anesthesiologist, public health advocate, former IN State Health Commissioner.
Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD - HHS's first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Christopher M. Jones MPH, CAPT, US Public Health Service - Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Consider using the Partnership Center’s new resource, Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and  Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities, as a discussion guide.
And Tweet a photo of your group!! #PartnersinHope

 

Working with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Social Workers (Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities is excited to announce a free webinar for social workers, which is being held on September 27th at 2p EST. This webinar will provide information about how to best work with parents with intellectual disabilities and their families, including the definition of intellectual disabilities, background information on parents with disabilities, the application of disability law in the child welfare system, strategies for supporting families, and how to conduct accessible and appropriate parenting assessments. Continuing education credits will be provided by NASW.

People who are interested in attending must register at https://brandeis.zoom.us/webinar/register/f5f682842aabe81ad746f627e8486654. 

Speaker: Robyn Powell, MA, JD, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval # 886742820-6926) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

For more information, contact Kerry Patenaude, National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy 781.726.8415

 

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence (Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence Webinar

On September 27, 2017, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host "Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement." This webinar will focus on the new OJJDP-funded toolkit developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Yale Child Study Center. The "Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence" toolkit is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with resources to address children exposed to violence, build positive police-community relations, increase officer safety, and enhance officers’ sense of professional efficacy. Presenters will discuss the issue of children exposed to violence, the role of the police officer in the life of these children, and the 13 tools that comprise the toolkit.

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