Prevention & Harm Reduction
Welcome and Housekeeping
A Word from the Summit Organizer: Memphis Area Prevention Coalition
Substance Use and Tennessee
This session will provide an overview of Shelby County and Tennessee data on substance use and issues. Also, there will be an overview of the Tennessee Substance Use Prevention Network and activities carried out by community partners. Data will be presented from the student survey that is used to inform state and local prevention planning efforts and serves as a tool for evaluating the impact of prevention strategies aimed at reducing opioid and other alcohol and drug misuse.
- Understand the goals of the Tennessee Prevention Network and where community partners are located in Tennessee.
- Identify the role that Coalitions play in substance use prevention statewide and what their three priorities are.
- Understand the priority population of the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists and what the focus of their work is.
- Have a better understanding of the TN Together Student Survey and other data and assess the state level priorities for substance use prevention.
A Word from Our Sponsor: Shelby County Health Department
Comparison of Opioid Data for 2020 & 2021: Shelby County TN
In this presentation we will go over a geographical and demographic breakdown of Shelby County. This will be followed by a review of trends in 2020 and 2021 data which will include medical examiner data, ESSENCE-TN data, and ODMAP data. Following the review of ODMAP data, a summary of the residual impact of May 2020 surge on data will be provided.
- Background on Shelby County and local Opioid Epidemic
- WTRFC Medical Examiner data
- ESSENCE-TN emergency Department data
- ODMAP data
A Word from Our Sponsor: Vertava Health
Stigma: Let’s Cut it Out
This presentation serves to bring an awareness of the stigma that surrounds Substance Use Disorder. Defines Stigma, how it hurts, its impact on treatment and recovery, and ways to reduce it.
- Define Stigma
- Discuss the Harmful Effects of Stigma
- Learn ways to reduce Stigma
CE and Lunch Announcements
Lunch with Music
Welcome Back/Intro Into Second Half of Summit
A Word from Our Sponsor: Lakeside Behavioral Health System
Ending Stigma Through Peer Recovery
We are ending Stigma by building relationships with different organizations/ Silos in our communities by being a Face and a Voice of someone in long term recovery…sharing our experiences, strength, & hope as well as the resources that supported myself.
- Learning that recovery is possible & recovery is real
- Recovery Is The New High
A Word from Our Sponsor: Alliance Health Services
Holistic Approach to Treatment
The presentation will offer ideas for treating mental health and substance use disorders. It will bring up innovative modalities to inspire hope and change in high-risk people. It will incorporate principles from recovery such as courage, humility, willingness, brotherly-love, self-discipline, and service.
- Identify barriers to treatment
- Discover long-term buy-in for client
- Recognize differing routes to recovery
- Discuss possibilities of implementation
A Word from Our Sponsor: United Healthcare Community Plan
Timbi Talks about Addiction: Helping Children Cope with a Parent’s Addiction
Timbi Talks about Addiction provides children who have a parent struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) with evidence-based tools and trauma-informed resources to protect against the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Children learn strategies to help mitigate the devastating impact of ACEs. Resilience-building and agency-promoting concepts and practices are introduced and explored in language that is accessible to young children.
- List at least three (3) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) a child in a family with addiction is likely to be subjected to.
- Identify at least 3 physical responses to stress that children can be taught to recognize as their body’s response to chronic stress and difficult feelings.
- Demonstrate several techniques children can employ to combat ACEs with the help of a caregiver, like a parent, grandparent, teacher, court advocate, or therapist.
- Describe several techniques children can employ to combat ACEs on their own, developing coping mechanisms they can deploy whenever necessary.
A Word from Our Sponsor: First Step Recovery
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Successful Strategies to Support Youth and Families Affected by Substance Use
This presentation will highlight successful program activities, outreach and prevention strategies implemented at Camp Mariposa, an award-winning addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by substance use in their family. It will highlight core elements of the program model, with an emphasis on how these elements can be adapted to support youth in a variety of community settings. Finally, this presentation will highlight the importance of building community at multiple levels when working with youth experiencing significant trauma due to familial substance use.
- Identify multiple ways the opioid epidemic has impacted youth
- Learn the benefits of group and peer mentoring for youth affected by a family member’s substance use disorder
- Share specific strategies to support youth and families in their local communities
- Understand the importance of community in helping youth break the intergenerational cycle of addiction