RCORP-ETC and Project HOPE regularly offer training and education events aimed at strengthening the prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for substance use disorders in our 10-county target region. Included below are descriptions, training materials, and evaluation reports for some of our events.
Substance Use Disorder 101
The Substance Use Disorder 101 training was held on December 11, 2020 and provided participants with an overview of substance use disorder including brain mechanisms, various drug classifications, and problems associated with SUD. Participants reviewed data and prevention strategies specific to opioid use disorder. View the PowerPoint and ratings of the training.
Anti-Stigma Training Series
In summer and fall 2020, Project HOPE held a two-part anti-stigma training series. The first session covered topics including addressing stigma against people who use drugs, overcoming SUD stigma in faith communities, addressing adverse childhood experiences, and addressing stigma in treatment and recovery spaces. The second session discussed the different pathways of recovery from the perspective of practitioners and patients. View Session 1 Training Materials and Session 2 Training Materials.
In April 2021, Project HOPE held an RCORP-ETC meeting and training on Disparities and Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorder. Dr. Peter Jackson at the University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine was invited to present. View Part 1 Training Materials and Part 2 Training Materials, Training Recording, and ratings of the training.
You Gotta Have Faith: Pathways from Prevention to Recovery
In July 2021, Project HOPE held an RCORP-ETC meeting and training on faith-based organizations’ initiatives and recovery congregations related to Substance Use Disorder. Faith leaders and people in recovery shared their East Tennessee experience and insights about the role of the faith community in prevention, treatment, and recovery. Eric Landry, the Faith-Based Community Coordinator for East Tennessee’s Grand Division provided an introduction. The panelists included: Kyle Prichard, Marta Cogburn, Debra Shultz, Elora Prichard, Dawn Radics, and Ron Stephens. Please view the PowerPoint, recording, and ratings of the training.
Empowerment in Youth Programming Evaluation
Online Programming for Early Adolescents Evaluation