RHC 2019 Pre-Conference Session: Responding to Substance Use
Community Health Workers and Representatives are trusted resources for their communities. They commonly work with clients dealing with substance use and trauma. This training is will help CHW/Rs work with their clients. It is open to CHWs, CHRs, CHW/R organizations, CHW/R supervisors, promotores de salud, and related health educators and stakeholders. See American Public Health Association definition below for "related health educators."
Attendees will learn the following:
1. What is trauma and how it relates to substance use
2. How to implement harm reduction methods to address substance use
3. Where to refer clients to address their needs
4. How to recognize an opioid overdose
5. How to respond to an opioid overdose using naloxone
– Session limited to 40 participants –
Lunch provided for pre-conference participants from 12:00pm-1:00pm
If you require lodging, click here to make your room reservations at the Drury Inn & Suites.
» Register at: https://www.regonline.com/CHWPreConference
APHA Community Health Worker Definition: "A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy."
More information about other trainings offered by Sonoran Prevention Works can be found here: https://spwaz.org/trainings/