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Engaging the Faith Community in Substance Use Prevention Part 1 and Part 2
October 16, 2020

Faith institutions have the potential to touch a broader range of the community than other sectors because they reach people of all ages, economic levels and ethnicities. This webinar will present a strong, clear rationale for the role of faith leaders in working across the continuum of care, including substance use prevention.

Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks is the Executive Director of Faith Partners, a non-profit organization providing leadership, administration, and training for a congregational addiction team ministry model. He has been active in church all his life and provided leadership in a number of ministries. Drew has worked in the prevention, treatment, and public health fields for more than 36 years with Hazelden, Johnson Institute, and other organizations, including providing training and consultation to faith communities, schools, and community organizations across the country. He recently served as co-chair of the Austin Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Initiative, member of the Texas Recovery Initiative (TRI), and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) 12-person team to assist the State of Texas in designing and implementing recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems.


Ben SpoonerBen Spooner has contributed to technical assistance (TA) efforts in communities across  the nation, including work with multiple American Indian tribes. He has served as a TA provider for the Massachusetts TA system since 2012. Prior to this,his most recent work was with the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Training and Technical Assistance Center and with the Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Center providing TA on youth substance use and violence prevention. 



Additional Materials: 


Engaging the Faith Comm. (Part 1):

Engaging the Faith Comm. (Part 2):