Implications of Substance/Opioid Misuse and Addiction for the Workforce Development System

Thursday, October 18, 2018

2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

Substance abuse, and in particular opioid misuse and addiction, is a national epidemic.  Drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 


Workforce development professionals must have increasingly greater awareness of the issue and its impact on participants and employer partners as well as on workforce service delivery.  Join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on this webinar to discuss Federal efforts to support communities in addressing these challenges.  Participants will also learn about the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.

Key personnel who should attend this webinar include program directors or managers, program coordinators, case managers, outreach and recruitment coordinators, supportive services personnel, and other personnel that work directly with participants.


Amanda Ahlstrand, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Walker Reed Forman, MSW, Lead Public Health Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Holly Hagle, PhD, Co-Director ATTC Network Coordinating Office (NCO), Co-Director ATTC STR-TA grant, Assistant Research Professor, Collaborative to Advance Health Services, School of Nursing and Health Studies / University of Missouri-Kansas City

Pat McNeil, Associate Director of Substance Use Intervention, YouthBuild USA

David Clauss, LMSW, Program Director, YouthBuild Austin, American YouthWorks, Inc.


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Content Type: ETA Webinar
Target Populations: Non-Target Population Specific


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