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“ These rural areas have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. The overdose death rate for rural areas has surpassed the death rate for urban and suburban areas.”
– Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Director, Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children
Raising Awareness to Prevent Teen Opioid Misuse| FRI, 07/07/2023 - 12PM CATEGORY: CFC CENTER NEWS CSW GENERAL AUTHOR: SAVANNAH SMITH, CFC CENTER The Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-RC), an integral initiative under the umbrella of the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and...
. . . ROTA-RC, a part of the Center for the Study and Promotion for Communities and Children, housed at the FSU College of Social Work, brought together more than 120 participants for a symposium to share knowledge on opioid use disorder and its intersection with several topics and settings. Experts from across the nation gathered on the Florida...
. . . “Our partnership with the CFC Center at FSU leverages the unique strengths and resources of each institution to address the complex challenges facing our rural communities resulting from the opioid epidemic,” explained Vonda Richardson, Director, FAMU Cooperative Extension program. . . One of the current collaborative educational trainings...
“One Second at a Time: Battling the Monster of Addiction” premieres on Monday at the Tampa Theatre.
In September of 2022, the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center) at the FSU College of Social Work was awarded a two-year U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funding the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (ROTA-RC). READ NEWS
The project will work to provide technical assistance and training on opioid harm reduction and prevention to rural communities. It will also partner with local stakeholders including colleges and universities across 8 states to train community members.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant https://news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2022/10/20/fsu-center-awarded-grant-to-improve-rural-community-health-and-resilience-related-to-opioid-use/