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Friends of the School of Social Work Spring Workshop

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Multi-contextual Journey of Addiction Recovery

9-9:30 am: Check-in, light breakfast, networking reception
9:30-11:30 am: Presentation
11:30 am-12 pm: Break, light refreshments offered
12-1 pm: Q&A session

Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
Salem State University
331 Lafayette St., Salem, Massachusetts 

On behalf of the Salem State University Friends of the School of Social Work, community members are invited to a special panel presentation on substance use disorder across the lifespan.

Each human being experiences the world with a unique lens, built with various identities and circumstances. Adults across the lifespan living with substance use disorder may also live with chronic medical conditions, co-occurring mental health disorders, housing insecurities, etc. This event consists of a multidisciplinary panel of addiction specialists from public health, outpatient, and community-based settings. The panel will provide expertise in addiction across the lifespan in micro, mezzo, and macro arenas.

Sponsored by the Friends of the School of Social Work, this event features a brief networking reception beginning at 9 am, panel presentation at 9:30 am, break/networking at 11:30 am, followed by a Q&A session at 12 pm and concluding at 1 pm.

Bhumi Aryal, MSW LCSW  
LARC Program

Marc Bell, LADCII
Inpatient Medical, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, DPH

Jeff Lyons, MSW LCSW
Inpatient Medical, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, DPH

Danielle L. Owens, LICSW LADC1
Ambulatory Care and Suboxone Clinics, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, DPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the historical context of Boston’s communities affected by substance use and how substance use treatment has changed.
  • Understand the systemic challenges of continuation of care across various settings.
  • Understand the multisystemic and multi-contextual process from homelessness to housing stability.
  • Recognize and identify geographical considerations, stigma and environmental racism in Massachusetts.
  • Recognize the intersectionality of a person living with substance use disorder and identify how these identities interact with the healthcare and social service systems.

This workshop will be offered both in-person and virtually.  

3 NASW CEUs are available for participating in this workshop while it happens.  

When 1:00pm
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Veterans Hall
Alumni Relations

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