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This is Your Brain on Opioids, This is Your Brain on Trauma
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
10 am - 11:30 am
Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM Professor and Director of Community Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine
What are the connections between trauma and opioids (and other substances)? Learn how they can affect different age groups differently based on brain development. Can you rewire the brain after opioid addiction? What are the different types of MAT and how do you determine which treatment modalities are best for individual clients? Learn all of that and more! Dr. Rottnek has an impressive list of qualifications and credentials and brings his experience to life in an interactive session that is lively, engaging, and full of easy to absorb science.
The training will be held at Isothermal Community College, Spindale Campus, Library Auditorium. Please add this event to your calendars now!
Registration will be open soon on EventBrite and the link will be sent out.
A private session will be held in the afternoon for Rutherford County DSS. No need for DSS staff to register.
Compassion Fatigue: helping the helpers in an age of trauma and burnout
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, cynical, agitated, restless, and/or hopeless when you're at work or after your shift ends? If you're a social worker, treatment counselor, healthcare provider, first responder, human services, provider, educator, or any other "helping" type job you could be experiencing compassion fatigue.
As a 'helper' it's important to recognize the warning signs and learn how to assist yourself and develop coping skills to avoid complete burnout.
In this interactive workshop participants will:
• Identify the definitions and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue.
• Apply compassion fatigue theory and statistics to personal and career experience.
• Assess risk factors, preventive factors, and coping skills for compassion fatigue.
• Rate the community impact of the opioid epidemic and identify support systems to address the effects of compassion fatigue on service providers.
The registration link for next week's "Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Helpers in an Age of Trauma and Burnout" is now open. This workshop is free. We encourage everyone who works in human services and/or is a first responder to attend. We're working with MAHEC to confirm CEUs for this session. Please share with your staff and with colleagues.
Rutherford County DSS staff will have a private training session in the
afternoon-- no need to register. Thank you.
About the instructor:
Pam Kuras, MSW, LCSW, GC-C is a licensed therapist and certified grief counselor. Pam owns Johnston Integrative Counseling (https://www.jococounseling.com/) in Benson, NC, and completed advanced training in Complicated Grief Therapy. Pam provides individual grief therapy and facilitates grief support groups for a variety of specialty populations, including survivors of substance misuse-related death. Pam leads the HEAT Grief Support Group in collaboration with the US Attorney’s Office-EDNC Heroin Education Action Team. Pam also serves her community as a hospice and bereavement social worker and a registered yoga and meditation teacher.
Employer Lunch and Learn:
Second Chance Initiative
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January 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm