The Response of the Church In Substance Use Disorder Prevention (Webinar Recording)

The Response of the Church In Substance Use Disorder Prevention
Karl C. Colder

June 10, 2020, 1-2 PM EST


This webinar developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (CEPTTC) will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on the vulnerable communities and the role that religious institutions can play as responders to the opioid crisis. The webinar will share how religious institutions can become part of the prevention workforce to prevent and/or reduce the impact of substance use and misuse on vulnerable communities.


  • Review the data of how the opioid epidemic has impacted the African American community
  • Discuss the role of the church as first responders/preventionists.


Karl ColderKarl C. Colder is the President of Colder Allied Consulting, LLC. In consultant roles, he serves as the Director of Program Development for Mentor Foundation USA, Law Enforcement Advisor for TAGIT TECH, INC., and Sr. Advisor for EagleForce Associates/Health. Karl also collaborates with Communities, Health Providers, Law Enforcement, Non-Profit Organizations, and other Federal, State and Local Agencies to provide innovative, evidence-based intervention approaches to prevent and reduce substance use and promote health and well-being. He currently serves in the Episcopal Church Co-Chair of the Province III Opioid Task Force, Diocese of Virginia Addiction and Recovery Team, Vice President of Recovery Ministry for the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and is a Diocese of Virginia Misconduct Prevention Trainer (Safe Church). Karl also serves on the steering committee for the West Virginia Council of Churches Substance Use Disorder Initiative and a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians's (UBE) Mental Health Task Force.


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