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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977


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Behavioral Health

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The Behavioral Health network is an online professional learning community supporting evidenced-based and promising practices in substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This network provides participants with an opportunity to be part of an online professional community promoting awareness through a brief topic presentation by experts in the field, followed by case study and review.

Network participants include community mental health and substance use centers, healthcare/medical providers, pharmacists, prevention specialists, peer specialists, treatment providers, recovery community, community health workers, probation, law enforcement, public health, professionals.

Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

UW ECHO in Behavioral Health is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Health and Mountain Plains ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center).

**Behavioral Health Sessions have concluded for 2019. Please check back next year for upcoming session topics.**

Learning Topics - SUMMER 2019

May 8

Successfully Implementing a Peer Specialist Program

Learn how to embrace the peer specialist movement and recognize their
critical importance to the treatment setting. Topics covered will include
the purpose and philosophy of peer specialist services, job description
and qualifications, along with practical information on how to implement
peer specialist services and integrate them into the treatment team.

Laura Schmid-Pizzato
Southwest Counseling Service

May 22

Integration of Forensic Peer Specialists
& the Sequential Intercept Model

The presentation will provide a brief overview of Peer Support in the
Criminal Justice System with emphasis on identifying mainstream components
of each intercept in the Wyoming community as well as not so common places
where Peer Support has been effective.

Stephen Durant
Erie United Methodist Alliance

June 5

Suboxone in the Emergency Room

Donald Stader, MD, an emergency room physician in Denver,
has been a strong advocate in promoting the use of Suboxone in the ER
and will share his philosophy and experiences.

Dr. Don Stader, MD
Emergency Physician, Swedish Medical Center

 June 19

A Summary of Wyoming Opioid Data and Evaluation Findings

This session will discuss what Wyoming has learned from the evaluation
of the State Targeted Response and State Opioid Response grants,
and the current state of opioid abuse, treatment, and prevention in Wyoming.

Rodney A. Wambeam, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center

July 17

Methamphetamine Use and the Impact on Child Welfare

Participants will learn about the national and state prevalence of
drug-related removals to foster care over the last ten years and the various child,
parent, and family risk factors associated with both methamphetamine involvement
and foster care placement. Participants will also learn about the effect
of methamphetamine on permanency outcomes including reunification,
guardianship, and adoption.

Margaret Lloyd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut, School of Social Work

July 31


Best Practices in Drug Testing for Clients Receiving MAT


August 14

Overcoming Treatment Obstacles for Persons in the Criminal Justice System

Chuck Mueller, LCSW

August 28

Nursing's Role in OUD/MAT

Chris Harsell, DNP, ANP-BC

September 11

Warm Handoffs

Sean Rossetter, MBA, BSN, RN
Senior Director of Quality
Ivinson Memorial Hospital

September 25

Why Detox is Not a Best Practice for OUD: What Works Instead

Travis Brown, Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming


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