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Opioid Use Disorder Webinar 3-Part Series

JOIN US for a series of webinars that adopt a refreshing and unique approach from traditional research-based approaches by drawing insights from individuals residing in rural communities across the Southeast.

Each webinar explores a substance use related topic through engaging mini-lectures with subject-matter experts and thought-provoking discussions with speakers from the rural southeast.

 

DATE:

Friday, April 19

TIME:

10 AM – 11:30 AM  

1.5 CEUs

I. The Contexts of Opioid Use Disorder

Join us for this first webinar to dive deep into the intricate web of factors contributing to the rise of opioid addiction.

Community participants will be sharing their diverse views as we explore the many contexts of opioid use disorder beyond the clinical lens. Our emphasis extends far beyond conventional treatment, recovery, or prevention services, encouraging a broader, long-term approach to tackling opioid addiction. At the heart of our discussion lies the recognition that there is no singular cause of opioid addiction; instead, it is the interplay of various factors that shape its trajectory.

By amplifying diverse voices and perspectives, we strive to broaden the lens through which we view opioid use disorder, fostering a deeper understanding of its complexities and paving the way for more comprehensive solutions.

SPEAKERS: Robert Walker, Jane Dwyer Lee

DATE:

Friday, April 26

TIME:

10 AM – 11:45 AM

1.5 CEUs

II. The Social Gradient Effects of Substance Use Disorder

Join us for this second webinar as we embark on a journey to uncover the profound influence social factors have on our well-being and their intricate relationship with substance use disorder. 

Explore the profound implications of social rank on physical and mental health, educational attainment, behavioral patterns, susceptibility to drug use, and a smaller life span as we unravel the complex interplay between social status and well-being. From climbing the social ladder to being further down its ranks, discover how the social gradient affects individual development in subtle and profound ways. 

SPEAKERS: Robert Walker, Jane Dwyer Lee

DATE:

Friday, May 3

TIME:

10 AM – 12 PM

2 CEUs

III. Navigating Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, & Vicarious Trauma: Insights from Providers

Join us for this third webinar on provider experiences with burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma within the context of working directly with individuals in any capacity, especially those who have experienced trauma and have a Substance Use Disorder.

Through insightful discussions, we aim to shed light on the signs, symptoms, and effective management techniques crucial for safeguarding workforce well-being and retention. Following a comprehensive mini lecture, we’ll engage in illuminating one-on-one interviews with professionals from diverse backgrounds, offering firsthand accounts of their experiences, challenges, and resilience in the face of burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Gain insights into recognizing and addressing these issues along with actionable strategies for recovery and ongoing self-care tailored to the unique demands of these roles.

Take advantage of this opportunity to empower yourself and your team with the knowledge and practical tools needed to thrive as a helping professional. 

SPEAKER: Hugh Clark

Subject Matter Experts

Robert Walker, LCSW

Robert Walker, LCSW

Assistant Professor/Retired, College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science, Drug & Alcohol Research Center, University of Kentucky

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Robert Walker is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research with conjoint appointments in Social Work and Psychiatry. He has co-authored two books on violence victimization among women and written over sixty publications on substance abuse, professional ethics in clinical practice, partner violence perpetration and victimization, and traumatic brain injury. 

Currently, Walker is the principal investigator for the Kentucky Substance Abuse Treatment Outcome Study, the IMPACT Outcome Study for case management services for SED children and youth, and is the evaluator for two federally funded (CSAT) projects and four other state funded projects. He also serves as co-investigator on two federally funded partner violence studies in rural and urban areas.

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Jane Dwyer Lee, LCSW

Jane Dwyer Lee, LCSW

Teaching Professor, Florida State University, College of Social Work

Jane Dwyer Lee, a teaching professor at Florida State University’s College of Social Work, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who passionately educates students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, both in-person and online.

With a rich background encompassing clinical social work practice, her expertise includes behavioral health, substance use, international social work, gender and women’s studies, cultural diversity, and criminal justice.

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Dr. Hugh Clark, PhD, MSSW

Dr. Hugh Clark, PhD, MSSW

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Florida Gulf Coast University, Department of Social Work

Dr. Hugh G. Clark is an Associate Professor and the current Department Chair and Master of Social Work (MSW) Program Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University. Professionally, he has served as the social work program director at Regis College in Weston MA; site coordinator for the Barry University MSW program in Southwest Florida; and as executive director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A longtime member of NASW, he holds a M.S.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work. He served as BSW and MSW Program Director at Texas A&M University-Commerce and as a faculty member at TWU.

Interests include in policy issues related to NASW; Substance Use; LGBTQIA issues; social work licensure; and non-profit administration/supervision.  

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