Fairfield Private Practice Workshop 09/26/18

Date(s) - Sep 26
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Westport Town Hall


The workshop is “The Opioid Crisis: Its impact on seniors, senior services providers, residential facility managers, healthcare providers, care managers and adult children” and is presented by Stephanie Paulmeno at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT, Room 201-201A.

This presentation will discuss the burgeoning national opioid crisis, how it is impacting seniors living in a variety of settings, and how seniors are unwittingly getting caught up in opioid addiction to the great detriment of their health and their very lives.  Seniors themselves, as well as those involves in their lives often have concerns that are difficult to face, discuss, and manage, despite this enlightened age of care management and care coordination in which many social workers are involved.  Being able to achieve ethical and professional practice is a professional competency that enables each of us to provide the highest quality of service and care, as well as the best attainable quality of life for those with whom we work.  In this training, a prevention-focused dialogue will be generated that will include discourse on medication and non-medication alternatives to opioids and other medications that can be used to alleviate pain and its accompanying anxiety.

Approved for 1.5 CECs by NASW/CT

These meets are free and open to all disciplines.  The only fee is for clinicians who want a CE certificate, in which case, pre-registration is required.

$10 Member, $25 Non-member