Addiction Symposium will be held Sept. 12
In conjunction with National Recovery Month, Lewis-Clark State College officials are holding an Addiction Education Symposium on Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the LCSC Williams Conference Center.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, features speakers, brunch and discussions on addiction. The symposium has a theme of “Community Building: What Works?” and will focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment of substance abuse, family reconciliation and reunification.
The guest speaker will be John Porter, who is the executive director and owner of Pegasus, Inc., in Portland. The title of his talk is “Intervention and Community Building: What we know about Education and Addiction, Prevention and Treatment in Idaho.” Porter serves as a consultant to the Federal system and has been instrumental in creating curriculum for addictions best practice and technical publications that are gender specific. He has also worked with multiple organizations through out the country implementing clinical supervision models for treatment facilities and standards.
Other speakers will be Bob Hayes, program coordinator for the Addiction Studies program at LCSC, and Cheryl Jurgens, the Social Work practice supervisor at LCSC. Hayes will discuss “Making Collaborations Work: Bridging the Gaps from There to Home,” while Jurgens’ topic is “Looking at the Needs of the Community Through a Different Lens.”
Registration will kick off the symposium at 8:30 a.m., followed by a greeting from LCSC Provost Tony Fernandez, who will also discuss “The Value of Collaboration.” Hayes will follow with his discussion at 9:30 a.m. Following a break, Jurgens will talk and 10:30 a.m., and brunch will follow at 11:30 a.m. Porter will talk at noon-1 p.m., and small group work and discussions will follow.
The event is sponsored by the LCSC Education and Social Sciences divisions as well as the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A certificate for six contact education hours is available upon request.
Although the event is free, persons planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Janet Wetmore at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 792-2260. Seating will be limited.