This review will identify and describe the factors that invalidate the caregiver patient relationship. How that altered relationship alters caring and communication will be explored and common themes from the patient, clinician/caregiver, and organizational perspective will be analyzed. Recommendations for practice change are made to improve the ability of individuals and organizations to effectively communicate current evidenced based practice communication strategies to promote positive experiences for the patient and caregiver. Finally self-care strategies will be discussed to promote a healthy practice environment in all types of health care settings for patient caregivers.
Housing for the Homeless entails a detailed case management plan individualized for each client. This case management plan, as part of an effective Coordinated Entry System. This includes prioritization based on the client's mental health, homelessness, substance abuse and medical issues. The Navigation Center in Pasco will combine the CES with wrap around services from agencies, to house and stabilize the homeless and those who are at imminent risk of homelessness.
Media has typically focused on the wreckage and deaths, especially celebrities associated with substance abuse. As the substance epidemic has worsened, confusion about opioids and other prescription drugs, as well as marijuana safety, grows. This confusion has not been met with enough education to move the needle on prevention and recovery. Creativity is needed to raise awareness and provide solutions that energize and engage the public. People in the recovery field help with this effort. Posters created by Reach Out Recovery will be used to talk about effective ways to engage people in the prevention and recovery story. Posters are an exciting way to stimulate conversation and encourage cultural change. Using art to send messages is an age-old tool that can be used bring about the cultural change needed to make recovery both a local and national priority.
The revolution has begun. Recovery Management and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) are fast becoming game changers in the integrated treatment of mental health and addictions. The Packard Institute has been training and fielding Recovery Coaches since 2007, and the outcomes have often been breathtaking.
This presentation will focus on wellness initiatives currently guiding the New Port Richey Public Library in development of meaningful workshops and activities aimed at public education. Topics to be covered include: childhood literacy, health literacy, equitable access, overall health and wellness, loaning of unique items, our seed lending library, and our partnership with agencies like ASAP. The Tasty Tuesdays organic farmers market will be a big discussion as we receive a grant to help those receiving EBT benefits.
The panel is composed of youth and adults in long term recovery as well as decision makers. Join us as we discuss what is needed for people in recovery to thrive.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Criminal Justice/Criminology from Ball State University and later received his Master's Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also completed a two year certified Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business. Kent graduated from the Leadership Pasco Class of 2016.
He previously served on the Central Indiana Coalition on Aging Advisory Council (CICOA).
Some experts say that approximately 17% of older adults struggle with alcohol or drug use. Older adults within our community frequently do not receive the attention and thus the services they need to have a higher quality of life and overcome substance use disorders. The workshop will help to measure the scope of the problem, reasons this population are frequently missed and what we as a community can do to address this issue now and for the years to come.
Over the last two decades, prescription opioid misuse (POM) has increased dramatically to become a serious public health concern in the United States. POM is particularly problematic in some rural areas. For example, opioid-related deaths and treatment admissions are particularly high in states with large rural populations such as Maine, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. In fact, the origins of the POM epidemic can be traced back to rural America, where media reports of OxyContin misuse first began to surface. While POM risk appear to be higher in rural communities, the reasons for this are not fully clear. Policymakers and providers know very little about the unique risk factors that make rural communities vulnerable to the consequences of POM. This has led to policy initiatives and interventions that have been largely ineffective at addressing POM in rural towns. The goal of this presentation is to present information that can be used to guide prevention and treatment efforts in rural areas of the United States. This presentation will explore the origins of the POM epidemic in rural America and discuss the unique characteristics of rural communities that make them vulnerable to the consequences of POM. Additionally, promising strategies for dealing with the opioid epidemic in rural communities are discussed. This presentation should provide important insights for prevention professionals, treatment practitioners, and policymakers as they attempt to develop solutions to the epidemic that take into account the unique characteristics of rural communities.
This session will provide audience members with a comprehensive overview of opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and response. Instruction will be given on how to administer naloxone products to an individual experiencing an overdose. The session will cover efforts to expand Naloxone access in Florida and other responses to the opioid epidemic in the state. Information will be provided regarding Florida’s Emergency Treatment and Recovery Act, the 911 Good Samaritan Act, and how naloxone can be incorporated into substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Chip has volunteered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for close to three years. The last year and a half he was Vice-President of Pasco County, Florida. Maureen Figueroa and Chip created a non-profit company at the beginning of 2017 called "Advocates for Change", to further fulfill their desire to effectively serve the community. One of the signature programs designed is the "Warriors Bond", an intervention program for veterans who are incarcerated at the Pasco County Detention Center, The program developed was to give needed support for those suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other co-occurring disorders.
This presentation will give needed statistical data, information on the effects to the community, cost, and the call for community support. Finally, evidenced-based programs and interventions with community partnership will show reductions in recidivism rates for this population, which can greatly become a success for our community at-large. An example of the "Warrior's Bond" program at Pasco Detention Center will be outlined. Also, the positive changes with using a psycho-education program with a strengths perspective will be shared. Plus, a call for needed support and dialogue between the community, and the institution to continue services once individuals are released.
Explanation of the neurobiology of opioid dependence and the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the treatment of opioid dependent individuals, with a focus on Methadone Maintenance Treatment. Also includes a brief overview of other medications used in MAT including Naloxone (Narcan), Naltexone/Vivitrol, and Buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex).