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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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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).


Sessions are on Wednesdays, bi-weekly,
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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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.

Presenter:
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.

Presenter:
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.

Presenter:
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.

Presenter:
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, as well as the effect of substance-related removals and other risk factors for failure to achieve permanence in Wyoming.

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

*Session Registration*

July 31

Best Practices in Drug Testing for Clients Receiving MAT

Presenter:
TBA

*Session Registration*

August 14

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

Presenter:
TBA

*Session Registration*

August 28

Nursing's Role in OUD/MAT

Presenter:
Chris Harsell

*Session Registration*

September 11

Overcoming Treatment Obstacles for Persons in the Criminal Justice System

Presenter:
TBA

*Session Registration*

September 25

Warm Handoffs

Presenter:
TBA

*Session Registration*

 


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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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