Overdose Grief, Loss, and Healing Supports (videoconference via Zoom)
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. Discussion will also review overdose postvention activities that can help support those staff and other residents impacted by overdose loss.
This training meets the requirements for 1.5 renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and 1.5 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.
Participants are required to attend the ENTIRE training, turn on their video cameras and actively participate in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.