Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

For more information and to register, please visit:


The Lusk Center
2501 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405

Dates and Times

September 20, 2018 8:25 AM – 2:00 PM

Check in

September 20, 2018 8:00 AM


Our country is suffering a continued opioid crisis that is reaching epidemic proportions. In response, many communities are moving forward with collaborative and innovative approaches to find new and improved ways for turning around the negative impact of substance use disorder complications and help prevent the death rate from further spiraling down. This interdisciplinary, knowledge-based activity is designed to bring together partners from across the continuum of the opioid response care in our region. Community partners include healthcare providers from acute, primary and emergency settings; community and faith-based organizations who are creating new models of prevention, along with acute and chronic treatment care services. Panel discussions will provide updates on evolving service coordination, including case studies of persons actively involved in recovery, and updates on new initiatives for enhancing opioid services.The purpose of this activity is to equip the participant with the needed information to respond to this opioid epidemic through identifying recent opioid outcome trends and best practices with meaningful collaborative relationships through community partners.

Program Topics

– The State of Opioid Care and Images of the Ordinary Victim

– Meeting the Opioid Community Condition in the Continuum of Care

Acute Crisis Response Panel Discussion

– A Community Prevention Strategy: The Harm Reduction Clinic Model

– Connecting to Opioid Services

Services Coordination Panel Discussion

– Crossing Boundaries: Enhancing Community Opioid Support Initiatives

Community Agency Panel Discussion

– The Holistic Approach: Healthcare Resiliency for Opioid Care Providers

Speaker Faculty

Debbie A. Grant , RN, DNP, CENP

Bob E. Hamilton , BA, M Div, BCC

Cheryl A. Somers , RN, MSN NEA-BC

Hope M. Rife , ACSW, LCSW

William A. ‘Bill’ Hensel , MD

Anthony Ward , MBA, MSW

James L. ‘Jim’ Albright , NRP, BA, MS

Charles ‘Chase’ Holleman , BSW


  • Discuss and identify current trends in opioid prevention, treatment and outcomes for new models of care developed through community partnerships


Community health and faith-based nurses, ministers, lay leaders, community agency providers and anyone interested in community health response care for the opioid crisis.

Available Credits

CEU 0.45
Contact Hours 4.50

Event Fees

Lunch included


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