Statistics are indicating over 100,000 overdoses are occurring annually and increasing. Appropriately, funding is targeting many organizational and structural opportunities to address opioid use. But how do we respond to the emotional and psychological toll the overdose of a client or resident has on professional caregivers and other peers? What are the best ways to support staff providing care?
This interactive session will review grief challenges that addiction professionals experience when clients and residents suffer a recurrence and succumb to an overdose. Content will review the behavioral, physical, and psychological responses to grief, coping strategies, and provider self-care. Discussion will also review agency prevention/postvention activities that can help support staff and residents healing from overdose loss.
TRAINER: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T
CREDITS: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency.
This course is also approved under the ASAP-NYCB Certification Board for CARC Elective & CARC/CRPA CE in addition to OASAS-approved hours.
Participants are required to attend the ENTIRE training, turn on their video cameras and actively participate in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.