Overdose Grief, Loss, and Healing Supports
Description: Opioid overdoses have increased by 28% between April 2020-2021, with over 100,000 overdoses occurring annually. Appropriately, organizations are focused on comprehensive strategies in overdose prevention. But how do we respond to the emotional and psychological toll the overdose of a client or resident has on professional caregivers and other peers? What are the best ways to support both staff and clients?
This session will review some of the main issues that arise when residents in recovery environments experience and don’t survive a recurrence (suicide deaths). Content will review the behavioral, physical, and psychological responses to grief, self-care, and coping strategies. Discussion will review overdose postvention activities that reduce risk and promote healing for staff and other residents impacted by overdose loss.
Trainer: Diana Padilla is a Research Project Manager at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a senior staff trainer for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (NeC-ATTC) and provides training and technical assistance on implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Equity & Inclusion capacity building opportunities.
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency. This webinar training is also approved under the ASAP-NYCB Certification Board for CARC Elective & CARC/CPRA CE.
Participants are required to attend the session in its entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate in order to receive credit.