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Overdose Grief, Loss, and Healing Supports (Webinar)
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00pm-2:00pm (PT)
Hosted by the Northeast and Caribbean Addiction and Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Housing Works Community Healthcare. Opioid overdoses have increased by 28% between April 2020-2021. Statistics are indicating over 100,000 overdoses are occurring annually. Appropriately, funding is appropriately targeting many organizational and structural prevention opportunities. But how do we respond to the emotional and psychological toll the overdose of a client or resident has on professionals and peers? What are the best ways to support both staff and clients?
This interactive session will review some of the main issues that arise when residents in recovery environments experience and don’t survive a recurrence. Content will review the behavioral, physical, and psychological responses to grief, self-care, and coping strategies. The discussion will also review overdose postvention activities that can help support those staff and other residents impacted by overdose loss.
Goal: Participants will consider the effects and impacts an overdose can have on other clients, residents, and staff; and develop supportive responses and opportunities for healing. 2 CEUs are available
- List benefits of grief, trauma, and naloxone training
- Review overdose prevention and response opportunities
- Identify critical factors of safety plans for persons at high risk of overdose
- Develop opportunities for overdose debrief with staff
Cost: Free. Registration and more information here.