A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis
A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis
Approximately 300 people gathered at Temple University’s Mitten Hall for an informative and interactive event that included speaker presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout groups for all participants, which were followed by a Q&A with the panel.
Dr. Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, CPH, SSW – Master of Ceremony
Jerry Stahler, PhD, Department of Geography and Urban StudiesTemple University Substance Abuse Research Consortium
Kim Rubenstein, CRS – Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation
Devin Reaves, MSW, CRS – Panel Moderator
Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning and Innovation Division, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services
José Benitez – Executive Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia
Jerry Daley – Executive Director, Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Patty DiRenzo – Parent and Member of the Camden County Addictions Task Force
Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW – Private Practice Addiction Counselor
Bill Roberts – Regional Parent Support Groups
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Special Thanks to our Very Generous Event Sponsors!
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Six workshops were conducted to provide more in-depth information about the following:
A) “Ask the Doctors” | Do you have questions about pain meds, heroin, addiction or overdose?
B) “Families in Crisis” | Angels in Motion – AIM
C) “How to Save a Life” | Naloxone Training with Prevention Point Philadelphia
D) “Parents Helping Parents” | Parent Support Groups
E) “Supporting Recovery in Young People” | Collegiate and
High School Recovery Schools
F) “What is Recovery?” | Young People in Recovery
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