November 15, 2018 - View schedule here
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Welcome and Plenary Session: Ethical Implications in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
November 15, 2018 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW
Director, Office of Ethics & Professional Review, NASW
Breakout Session: A Perspective from the Veteran’s Administration
Wednesday November 15, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT
Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD
National Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Coordinator
U.S. Department of Veterans Affair
Karen Drexler, M.D.
National Mental Health Program Director, Addictive Disorders in Mental Health Services
Veterans Health Administration
Breakout Session: Opiates in Our Backyard: Implications for Drug Policy
November 15, 2018 - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT
The opioid epidemic requires a national mobilization of resources and collaborative public health planning.
This session will focus on the national and international drug policy implications in addressing this crisis and the important role that social work can play in joining other stakeholders in addressing this public health epidemic.
Advocacy Director, U.S. Programs
Human Rights Watch
Breakout Session: The Changing World of Addictions: Social Workers Poised to be an Integral Part of the Solution
November 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
This session will discuss the importance of integrated care plans and continuity of care as a practice model that brings primary care providers, behavioral health providers, social service providers together in the treatment equation.
Kenneth B. Stoller, M.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Daniel L. Buccino, LCSW-C, BCD
The Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction
Breakout Session: Opioids and the LGBTQ Community
November 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Substance use disorders, including opioids, disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. Recent surveys have shown that LGB men and women were significantly more likely to have misused prescription pain relievers in the last year compared to heterosexual adults and had almost three times greater risk of opioid use disorder than heterosexual adults. This session will address the prevalence of opioids in the LGBTQ community and resources available to members of this population.
Plenary Session: Social Workers and Self Care in the Age of Opioids
November 15, 2018 - 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT
The session will feature a presentation on the importance of social workers- who provide front-line services- to be aware of the stresses associated with managing complex multi-need individuals and families. The session will look at burn-out prevention techniques and related approaches to self-care.
Sandra Lopez, ACSW, LCSW, DCSW
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work