Substance Abuse/Drugs

As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s e Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Category 3: Responses to Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program, the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College produced the webinar “Building Stress-Resilient Tribal Communities.” This webinar discusses factors that lead to stress, the correlation between stress and alcohol and substance abuse, and ways to reduce stress and build resilience in tribal communities.

COSSAP Webinar: A Path to Recovery—The Story of a Peer Support Specialist

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for their webinar "A Path to Recovery—The Story of a Peer Support Specialist" on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will feature a peer support specialist who will share her experiences with addiction, overdose, and path to recovery. The meeting host will also discuss addiction as it relates to the brain, as well as substance use disorder as a disease rather than a choice.

During COVID-19 it has been challenging to connect people with appropriate medical care, especially incarcerated and recently released individuals. The rise in telehealth services can help address this problem and can be a cost-efficient and effective way to provide care.

Becoming Trauma Informed and Moving to Trauma Responsive (Part 2 of 3)

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their webinar “Becoming Trauma Informed and Moving to Trauma Responsive” on Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET. Part two of a three-part series, this webinar will address ways that correctional and behavioral health professionals can address the complex issue of trauma in a way that moves from trauma informed to trauma responsive.

COSSAP Webinar: Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the ACE Study (Part 1 of 3)

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for the “COSSAP Webinar: Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the ACE Study Part 1 of 3)” at 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET. See their description below:

“This webinar will raise awareness of the complex needs of men and women involved in the criminal justice system through an in-depth discussion.

Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance, RTI, and the Police Executive Research Forum for their two-day virtual event “Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants” on March 11–12, 2021 at 12:00–4:30 p.m. ET each day. The schedule will include a discussion on “The Scope and Science of an Epidemic,” three panels titled “Police-led Initiatives,” “Policy Efforts,” and “Community Relations,” and moderated Q&A each day.

Substance abuse diversion programs can help law enforcement and other first responders to direct individuals who have overdosed toward community-based behavioral health services and away from the criminal justice system.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program is designed to improve outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), mental illness, or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who come into contact with the justice system. Part of that involves Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs.

Webinar – Telehealth Implementation Support Tool Demonstration

During this webinar, attendees will learn how jail facilities can use the Telehealth Implementation Support Tool to understand the various protocols, policies, technologies, and types of staff that will need to be in place to facilitate the implementation of telehealth.

Webinar – Strengthening Families: What Role Can Courts Play in Upstream Family Preservation?

Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed. Increasing reports of maltreatment due to substance use disorders in conjunction with more children entering an overburdened foster care system can produce poor outcomes for children and families. Serving the needs of children and families affected by substance use and misuse can be proactive.

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