All Politics are Local--Legislative Advocacy for Evidence-Based Policy

Date: May 21, 2020 Price: $45.00 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm CEUs: 3.0 Class Type: Classroom
Level: All Levels Instructor: Lisa Peterson, LMHC, LCDP, LCDS, MAC; Haley McKee, Annajane Yolken, MPH Domain(s): 6, 9 Domain Chart

This training is being offered by:

The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI  


Clinical best practices and evidence-based treatment approaches are evolving faster than many systems can support. It is critical that clinicians and leadership understand where legislative/municipal barriers exist, and how they can act as advocates for clients with SUD and their own prevention, treatment, and recovery systems. Historically punitive approaches have not only been ineffective, but have contributed to the exacerbation of racial and socioeconomic disparities in our criminal justice system and communities. The conversation is changing to a public health, harm reduction approach, but changing the laws to ensure that research and evidence can be implemented on the ground is a critical and under-addressed aspect of our work.

Continuing Education Credits:

Social Worker CEUsDetermination of 3.0 National Association of Social Workers credits are pending.

Chemical Dependency Professionals CEUsThis training has been approved by the RI Certification Board for 3.0 continuing education credits (The RICB is an IC&RC affiliate).

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist CEUs: This training has been approved by the RI Certification Board for 3.0 continuing education credits (The RICB is an IC & RC affiliate).

Please Note: A pre-test is required to be taken before the training. In order to receive a training certificate, each participant must complete a post-test, and training evaluation within ten (10) days of completing the training.  Instructions will be provided to the email address that you register with. Thank you.