Opioids and the Workplace – Agenda


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(Agenda is subject to change)

Thursday, January 10

  • 7:30
    Check-In, Beverages, Visit Exhibits
  • 9:00
    Welcome, Marshall Stewart
  • 9:30
    Defining the crisis of opioid use, and why its impact on the workforce matters
  • 10:30
    Break
  • 10:45
    Welcome, Chancellor Thomas George
  • 11:00
    The economic impact of addiction on individuals, business and the community
  • 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 does work and what else is out there?
  • 2:15
    Break
  • 2:30
    Building collaborations between the systems in order to develop an alternate paradigm that will effect change in the opioid crisis, and its impact on the workforce.
  • 4:00
    Wrap up and reception

Friday, January 11

  • 8:00
    Check-In, Beverages, Visit Exhibits
  • 8:00-4:00  
    Mental Health First Aid – limited to the first 20 registrants; must pre-register for this workshop

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 nonjudgmentally
  • 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.

  • 9:00
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use and barriers to returning to work
    2. Opioids and the media
    3. Resources available for members of the community, family members and worksite coordinators
    4. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
  • 10:15
    Break
  • 10:30
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use and barriers to returning to work
    2. Opioids and the media
    3. Resources available for members of the community, family members and worksite coordinators
    4. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
  • 11:45
    Lunch
  • 12:45
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use and barriers to returning to work
    2. Opioids and the media
    3. Resources available for members of the community, family members and worksite coordinators
    4. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
  • 2:00
    Break
  • 2:15
    Breakouts

    1. Opioid use and barriers to returning to work
    2. Opioids and the media
    3. Resources available for members of the community, family members and worksite coordinators
    4. Case studies on what to look for when family and/or friends may be using
  • 3:30
    Discussion and wrap-up
  • 4:15
    Adjourn