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Help people with opioid use disorders with ATTC Network Educational Packages: TwitterChat on Oct.30!

October 29, 2018

What do you need to know to help people with opioid use disorders?

Finding the answer to that question is now easier with the ATTC Educational Packages for Opioid Use Disorders.

Each digital guide offers information and links to the latest resources on how to:

  • Prevent opioid misuse
  • Intervene with individuals at risk for opioid use disorders
  • Provide safe, informed, person-centered care for people with opioid use disorders
  • Understand your role 

The resources listed are matched to specific competencies relevant to peer support workers, counselors and psychologists, and social workers.

In creating the educational packages, the ATTC Network turned to subject matter experts from each of the professional groups represented. For social workers, that included Darla Coffey, PhD, president and CEO of the Council of Social Work Education.

Here's what Dr. Coffey has to say about the Educational Package for Social Workers:

"I’m very pleased that one of the three competency-based guides produced by the SAHMSA-funded Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network is geared towards social workers, who make up the largest proportion of the behavioral health workforce in the U.S., and that the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) was invited to review the competencies and resources.

The competencies identified in preventing, treating and supporting sustained recovery from opioid use disorders align with the CSWE 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, two CSWE publications Advanced Social Work Practice Competencies in Mental Health Recovery and Advanced Social Work Practice in Prevention of Substance Use Disorders, and the good work of the Massachusetts Schools of Social Work in developing their Social Work Education Core Principles for the Prevention and Management of Substance Misuse. While many social work programs are already integrating substance use disorder content and skill development into their curriculum, it is hoped that these resources will further assist programs in providing this content to the next generation of social workers. It is vital that we do so."

Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW
President and Chief Executive Officer
Council on Social Work Education

Find out More: Twitter Chat, Tuesday, October 30, 2pm CT 

You can learn more about the Educational Packages during our Twitter Chat:

Tuesday, October 30
2pm, CST

Dr. Coffey will be joining us--we hope you will, too!

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