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Opioid Overdose Prevention

Opioid Overdose Prevention 

Learn about the physiology of addiction, how opioids work in the body, and how to map this knowledge onto individual risk factors for opioid overdose. Practice having conversations with clients about harm reduction in the context of opioid overdose and learn the protocol for using, storing, and disseminating nasally administered naloxone. Discuss strategies for advanced risk assessment and intake that can help better identify and meet client needs. 



Meet the Instructor


Marc Dones is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, with a concentration in psychiatric anthropology. Marc combines his solid academic powers with his engaging presentation style to deliver Praxis trainings. Prior to joining C4, Marc worked as a policy analyst, program assistant, and program manager in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where he focused on youth violence prevention and reduction, as well as systemic responses to youth homelessness. At the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, he served as Director of Project Management for Child and Adolescent Services. Serving on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Marc co-chaired the Administration Committee.



Week 1:

  • Understanding Opioids: History, Culture and Trends
  • Where do opioids come from?
  • How do opioids get into my community?

Week 2:

  • Opioids: Facts and Fiction
  • Opioids, Substance Use Disorders, and the Brain
  • Substance Use Disorders: Risk Factors and Co-occuring Disorders

Week 3:

  • Opioids: Overdose Risk Factors
  • Overdose Signs and Symptoms
  • Responding to an Overdose



Certificates of Completion are awarded to participants who have attended all three, live webcasts (or watch the entire recording for each live session), completed all required learning activities, scored higher than 80% on each weekly quiz, completed the course evaluation form, and the certificate request form 5.5 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through NASW and NAADAC. 3.75 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.



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Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2016 to 10/17/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.5 continuing education clock hours.

Center for Social Innovation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center for Social Innovation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by the Center for Social Innovation, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, The Center for Social Innovation is responsible for all aspects of their programing.