No One Left Behind:
Building Supportive Communities Around
Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Join us on April 18, 2017, for our professional conference and community town hall. Learn alongside professionals from all sectors and community members about how to build a supportive community around our neighbors who are affected by the opioid crisis.
For the Town Hall, we will host a panel discussion featuring Tina Willauer (at right), Director of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (S.T.A.R.T.) of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. She will describe best practice principles and strategies that work well for families with co-occurring substance use and child maltreatment. She’ll also discuss her experience with S.T.A.R.T. and an example of the program implemented in a nearby Appalachian community.
You’ll also hear from:
- Orman Hall of Ohio HIDTA and Angela Sausser of PCSAO will describe the impact the opioid epidemic has had on Ohio over time, the response to date and the impact on children services statewide.
- Crystal Ward Allen of Casey Family Programs will discuss the value of Recovery Coaches, the certification process, examples of community teaming, info sharing agreements, supervision and opportunities for financing.
- Ana Beltran of Generations United will share the findings from the recently published report Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies.
- Dr. Joe Gay of Health Recovery Services will offer a short presentation on the work his agency is doing around this issue.
- LeeAnne Cornyn, Director of Children’s Initiatives for Attorney General DeWine, will discuss the Attorney General’s efforts to combat opiate addiction and improve the lives of its youngest victims.
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