SAMHSA Update – Virtual Event and FOAs

Topic: Treatment and Recovery Supports for Older Adults
When: Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 2PM ET

SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) will be hosting a virtual event focused on how treatment and recovery services can best meet the needs of older adults.

Given the growing population of older adults in the United States, it will be important for mental and substance use disorder service and treatment providers to meet the unique needs of this age group. Older adults with mental health or substance use issues face many barriers to care, including misdiagnosis, lack of knowledge, and challenges to accessing services. Through outreach, screening, and client engagement strategies, organizations can adapt the best practices they already use to engage this segment of the population in treatment and recovery support services.

Presenters will discuss the changing landscape of treatment and recovery services for older adults, highlight best practices, and explain how recovery support services can improve client outreach and engagement.

To join this FREE event, click here to register.

Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.

  • Nicole Cadovius, Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Cynthia Zubritsky, Director of Policy Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania
  • James Klasen, Learning and Development Specialist, Mental Health Partnerships in Philadelphia, PA
  • Cathi Valdes, Director, Certified Peer Support Worker, Specialty Endorsement for Older Adults, Certified Peer Support Worker Instructor, New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement
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