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Facing Substance Use Disorder

A Workshop Series for Faith-Based Leaders and Community Workforce.
This four-session workshop series is intended for area faith leaders and community members who are interested in learning about and responding to the substance use disorder crisis. The sessions will be led by members of the Dept. of Family and Community Health at the Joan  C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Faith Community United and FaithHealth Appalachia of Cabell Huntington Hospital.
This four-week series will meet on Thursday evenings from  6— 8pm, on the following dates: May 9, May 16, May 23, and May 30, 2019.

Topics to be covered include:
- Addiction 101
- Humanizing Addiction
- History of the Crisis
- Enabling vs. Helping
- SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, Referral to Treatment)
- Family Support Strategies and Support Groups
Ohio University Southern, 1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton, Ohio, Room 178 of the Riffe Center

Training is FREE, but registration is required.
Please visit Ohio University Southern Workforce Success online to register at         Or, call 740-533-4593.
Funding for the workshop series is provided by a grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to Impact Ironton.

Opioid Epidemic Impact on Children in Appalachia

Ohio University Southern is hosting a special workshop series for area workforce employees on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic and those that work with families and children. Join us for "Opioid Epidemic Impact on Children in Appalachia," funded by a Rural Business Development grant from the USDA. This workshop is geared for people who work with children and families, including foster care and social workers, counselors, first responders, children's services workers, nurses, teachers and others.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA EMAIL TO: or by calling 740-533-4593
Wendy WelchWendy Welch, Ph.D.- author of Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia. Dr. Welch will discuss the foster care system, and the strengths and limitations of policy that guides it; people who can impact change in systems that are not working; advocacy related to foster care and supports for children impacted by opioids; and, more.
KRUSHKristi Whitaker, Special Education Assistant and Jalina Wheeler, Counselor- Russell-McDowell Elementary School.  Join the co-founders of KRUSH- Kids Rising Up Through Support and Healing and learn about this special program designed to support children who's parents are incarcerated or impacted by the opioid crisis.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
begins at 9:30am
Workshop is from 10:00am - 3:00pm (lunch provided)
Ohio University Southern, Ironton Campus
Bowman Auditorium
1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton, OH 45638

Continuing education credits are pending for nursing, social work, counselors, and teachers. For more information about continuing education, contact Sarah Diamond Burroway, 740-533-4593.
Ohio University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-455, 2/1/2020).


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Questions? Contact:
Sarah Diamond Burroway
Director, External Relations and Workforce Success