Please see below for the current training opportunities offered through the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center. All our trainings are available at no cost and can be scheduled by clicking the “Set Up Training” button.

Please send us an email that includes which training you would like to set up and a few days and times that work for you and your organization. We can provide in-person or virtual training. If you are looking to host an in-person training, there is a 20-attendee minimum. 

Our training opportunities are geared towards groups, but if you are an individual who is interested in participating in one of these trainings, we can add you to a training session with an organization or provide you with an asynchronous option. We look forward to working with you soon!

Opioid Harm Reduction Strategies

BY: Dr. Jacquelyn McMillan

This training focuses on harm reduction strategies for opioid misuse, treatment options, best practices, and prevention including:

    • Syringe Service Programs
    • Medication assisted treatment
    • Narcan and Naloxone use
    • Fentanyl test strips
    • Importance of removing or safeguarding opioids in the home
    • Risk factors and cultural disparities

CEU Offered: 2 (1.5 hrs instruction, 30 minutes Q&A)

Opioid Toolkit Training

BY: Dr. Margaret Sullivan

This training covers the Opioid Toolkit Developed by the OCLC in response to the opioid crisis. It has five parts to aid librarians in understanding the opioid crisis in their communities including:

    • Using publicly available datasets
    • Connecting with community partners
    • Increasing staff knowledge
    • Creating community outreach
    • Combatting professional burnout

CEUs Offered: 1.5 (1 hr instruction, 30 minutes Q&A)

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

BY: Dr. Barbra Andraka-Christou

This training introduces the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, the impact they have, and information on the following:

    • Benefits of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
    • Key differences between how the medications work on the brain
    • How the medications can be accessed in the United States
    • Potential barriers to MOUD
    • Myths associated with MOUD
    • The importance of advocacy for MOUD for your family, friends, and clients

CEUs Offered: 1 (45 minutes instruction, 15 minutes Q&A)

Stigma in the LGBTQIA+ Population
& Substance Use

BY: Prof. KC Callison

This training introduces the types of stigmas the LGBTQIA+ population face and effects on mental health and substance use risk, the impact and prevalence, and information on the following:

    • Benefits of holistic care and allyship.
    • Information on older LGBTQIA+ adults.
    • Barriers for health and mental health treatment.
    • Potential risk factors and consequences of discrimination.
    • The importance of advocacy for LGBTQIA+ and support from family, friends, and community.

CEUs Offered: 1 (45 minutes instruction, 15 minutes Q&A)

Overdose Awareness: Fentanyl Facts

BY: Prof. KC Callison

This training introduces the opioid crisis, illuminates the high rates of overdose due to fentanyl use and fentanyl laced substances of use. This presentation will include information on the following:

      • Bring information and resources to rural communities that inherently lack resources and funding.
      • Collaborate with other partners (organizations and agencies) to expand knowledge and perspective within the profession.
      • Offer current, evidence-based research to communities to expand their knowledge on the topic of fentanyl use and overdose so they can better their community from within.
      • Provide information for attendees on the prevalence of overdose and fentanyl in communities (ease of access, day to day risks, hidden dangers).
      • Illustrate the gold standard for interventions, primary prevention, and pro-active coping techniques.

CEU Offered: 2 (90 minute presentation, 30 minute Q&A)

Cultivating Personal Wellbeing:
Self Care for the Caregivers

BY: Heather Fuselier

This training introduces what wellbeing and self-care are, how to maintain them, and information on the following:

  • Learning how to sow seeds of self-care that yields results.
  • Discovering which healthy habits to invest in (and which to skip).
  • How to create a wellbeing plan that will last the whole year.
  • Brainstorming the first step for making it happen.
  • How to feel empowered to take steps towards improving your health and wellbeing.

CEUs Offered: 1 (45 minutes instruction, 15 minutes Q&A)