Opioids and the Workplace – Agenda & Handouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thinking Transformationally, Creatively, Collaboratively, With Action

NOTE: If a speaker has provided a handout to be posted, it will follow their listing in the agenda. By clicking on the word “handout” you will be able to open a downloadable pdf file. Agenda will be updated as additional handouts are provided.

Thursday, January 10

  • 7:30
    Check-In, Beverages, Visit Exhibits
  • 9:00
    Welcome, Marshall Stewart, EdD, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement, University of Missouri Extension and Chief Engagement Officer, University of Missouri System
  • 9:30
    Defining the crisis; the chemistry of the brain

    • John Gaal, EdD, Director of Training and Workforce Development, St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Moderator
    • Rachel Winograd, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health – Handout
    • Nicole Browning, MA, LPC, Clinical Director, National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area – Handout
    • Carrie Mintz, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Handout
    • Fredric Shaffer, MS, Professor of Psychology, Truman State University – Handout
  • 10:30
    Break
  • 10:45
    Welcome, Chancellor Thomas George, PhD, Chancellor, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • 11:00
    The economic impact: what it’s costing everyone

    • Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL, Moderator
    • Lauren (Schulte) Remspecher, MPH, CHES, Senior Director, Member Engagement & Communications, St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition – Handout
    • Shawn Billings, Director of Substance Abuse Programming, Missouri Hospital Association
    • Debra Nussbaum, PhD, LCSW, Sr. Director of Behavioral Health Product, Optum
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00
    United Way, United in Giving 2017 Video
    Introduction of Jeanine Jung and Don Willey who are featured in the video
  • 1:15
    The status quo is not working. What is? What else is out there?

    • Don Willey, Business Manager, Laborers’ Local 110, Moderator
    • Thomas Gotsis, DDS, Midwest Dental Sleep Medicine Institute, St. Louis
    • Evan Schwarz, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Toxicology Section Chief; Director of the Outpatient Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine Clinic, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    • Chad Sabora, Executive Director, Missouri Network for Opiate Reform & Recovery
  • 2:15
    Break
  • 2:30
    Alternatives

    • John Gaal, EdD, Director of Training and Workforce Development, St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Moderator
    • Michael Bottros, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Handout
    • Kimberly Patton, DC, City Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO –Handout- updated
    • Amy Tiemeier, PharmD, Director, Community Partnerships; Associate Director, Experiential Education; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • Jodi Klott, DPT, Elite Physical Therapy, St. Louis
  • 4:00
    Thank You’s

Friday, January 11

  • 7:30-4:15  
    Mental Health First Aid  – pre-registration was required for this session

Training Description

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8 hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating  disorders, and schizophrenia.

Objectives

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals —they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

  • 8:00
    Check-In, Beverages, Visit Exhibits
  • 9:00
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use, barriers to returning to work, and challenges for immigrant communities
      • Ned Presnall, MSW, LCSW, Clayton Behavioral, St. Louis, Moderator
      • Sherrie Hall, Attorney at Law, Spector, Wolfe, McLaughlin, O’Hara & Hall, LLC, St. Louis – Handout
      • Ann Marie Dale, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Handout
      • Sal Valadez, Diversity, Outreach & Marketing Representative, LiUNA Midwest Region – LECET – Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council – Handout
      • Yvonne Buhlinger, MSW, FCHCEM, Vice President of Development and Community Relations, Affinia Healthcare – Handout
    2. Resources available
      • Nicole Browning, MA, LPC, Clinical Director, National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis, Moderator – Handout
      • Spring Schmidt, PhD, Acting Director, St. Louis County Department of Public Health – Handout
      • Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director, National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area – Handout
  • 10:15
    Break
  • 10:30
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use and barriers to returning to work, and challenges for immigrant communities
    2. Resources available
  • 11:45
    Lunch
  • 12:45
    Breakouts

    1. Opioids and the media
      • Jenny Armbruster, Deputy Executive Director, National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area, Moderator
      • Det. Ricardo Franklin, St. Louis County Police Department Heroin Prevention Initiative
      • Tom Rogers, Client Services Director, KSDK-TV NewsChannel 5, St. Louis
      Mike Thiemann, Division Chief of External Affairs & Emergency Management, Metro-West Fire Protection District, St. Louis
    2. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
      • Robert Riley II, Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, Moderator
      Presentation via YouTube video
      • John Stuckey, Executive Director, The Archway Institute for Mental Health
      • Bill Kraemer, Delegate to Laborers Eastern Missouri District Council and President of Laborer’s Local 830
      • Jamie Stewart, Office Administrator, BuildingPoint Mid-America
  • 2:00
    Break
  • 2:15
    Breakouts

    1. Opioids and the media
    2. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
  • 3:30
    Discussion and wrap-up
  • 4:15
    Adjourn