Addictions Crisis Certificate program to host workshops

Students attend last year's workshop.

Students across multiple areas of study once again have the opportunity to attend a series of free workshops that will help them recognize and respond to opioid and substance use disorder.

The first two workshops of the 2020/2021 Addictions Crisis Certificate program, offered through IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, will occur starting Sept. 23.

Developed as a partnership between the IU Interprofessional Practice and Education Center and the associate director of professional community programs at the IU Bloomington School of Education, these sessions are free to students. All students looking to learn more about opioid and substance use, including those studying education, administration, social work, nursing and other healthcare fields, are encouraged to attend.

"The series serves as great professional development for students, preparing them for the workforce and a familiarity with future community outreach," said Dan Melnick, associate director of professional community programs at the IU Bloomington School of Education. "It also creates awareness of this serious issue, provides training to help our students better face these challenges and offers resources and support for additional knowledge and aid."

For more on the workshops, visit https://addictions.iu.edu/news/certificate-workshop-story.html.

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