BRSS TACS Webinar – March 26, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CT)

BRSS TACS Webinar – March 26, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (CT)

Category: Trainings

Posted on March 10th, 2020

Recovery LIVE!

“Treatment and Recovery Supports for Older Adults”

Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT


SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about how treatment and recovery services can best meet the needs of older adults.

Given the growing population of older adults in the United States, it will be important for mental and substance use disorder service and treatment providers to meet the unique needs of this age group. Older adults with mental health or substance use issues face many barriers to care, including misdiagnosis, lack of knowledge, and challenges to accessing services. Through outreach, screening, and client engagement strategies, organizations can adapt the best practices they already use to engage this segment of the population in treatment and recovery support services.

Presenters will describe the changing landscape of treatment and recovery services for older adults, highlight emerging best practices, and explain how recovery support services, such as peer services, can improve client outreach and engagement.

Join us for this free, interactive virtual event moderated by Lonnetta Albright, BRSS TACS Subject Matter Expert.

Register For The Virtual Event 

Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.

Presenters:

Cathi Valdes, Director, Certified Peer Support Worker, Specialty Endorsement for Older Adults, Certified Peer Support Worker Instructor, New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement

Rob Walker, External Consumer Engagement Liaison, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Office of Recovery and Empowerment

Cynthia Zubritsky, Director of Policy Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania