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Opioid and Substance Use Awareness for Caregivers (Foster Care, Kinship Care & Group Care Providers)

January 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm MST

Free

Registration is now open for the 

Opioid and Substance Use Awareness for Caregivers ( Foster Care, Kinship Care and Group Care providers).  

ALIGN is pleased to host the above training session, presented by Alberta Children’s Services.

This course provides caregivers with tools and language to educate themselves and talk to the children and youth in their care about drugs and drug use, including opioids. It contains foundational knowledge about drug use, including, why children and youth use substances, the types of substances youth may use, the spectrum of substance abuse, harm reduction approaches,  and the risks of drug misuse including overdose. Overdose responses, including naloxone are discussed as is the Good Samaritan Law. It intends to increase caregiver confidence and practical preparedness for dealing with possible legal and illicit opioid substance use. It will ensure caregivers understand their role as part of a team that educates, protects, and supports the children and youth in their care.

Registration is FREE and coffee/tea will be provided.

Details

Date:
January 29, 2020
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egqrhnaea2a9d3ab&oseq=&c=&ch=

Venue

Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall
17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada

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