Join us as we break down the complex and intricate topic of substance use disorders! This training is intended for community health workers who are working with those living with SUD as well as those just wanting to learn more about this topic. We will discuss the unique and important role community health workers play in understanding and supporting individuals who are living with a substance use disorder. A mix of group discussions, practice case studies, lectures, and interactive lessons will provide participants with an in depth look at some of the skills and strategies they can use in a treatment and support setting. Topics covered include: Myths, stereotypes & stigma, the War on Drugs, co-occuring disorders, opiates & opioids, marijuana, alcohol, stimulants, benzodiazepines, the opioid crisis & reframing addiction, alcohol misuse disorder, harm reduction & person first language, and much more!
Substance Use Disorder Overview for Community Health Workers Facilitator Manual and Tool Kit were developed with support from the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program as part of Massachusetts’ section 1115 demonstration, entitled “MassHealth” (Project Number 11-W- 00030/1) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
Thank you for your interest in the Substance Use Disorders Overview for CHWs curriculum. The Center for Health Impact is pleased to provide this free resource to assist CHW Supervisors in meeting the specific demands of their unique role. Please take a few minutes to respond to the questions (see below) to access the entire curriculum package, which includes the facilitator manual and PowerPoint presentation. After submitting your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the details needed to access the curriculum.
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