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    Substance Related Challenges 101: Increasing Awareness and Knowledge with the Goal of Supporting Oth

    Substance Related Challenges 101: Increasing Awareness and Knowledge with the Goal of Supporting Others

    October 8, 2020
    As a result of participation in this informative webinar, participants will learn more about the disease of addiction and the challenges faced by those who have complicated relationships with substances.  In addition, guests to the presentation will dive into the particular issues often experienced by women and girls, while understanding that addiction can be a highly individual and unique process. To raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding, participants will engage in discussion about risk and protective factors and signs and symptoms of substance related challenges with the hopes of increasing ability to promote protective factors, decrease risk factors and intervene/support those who may be involved. Various resources will be discussed and provided so that participants have a wealth of knowledge regarding where to turn when faced with challenges related to substance misuse.  Language is often an important part of becoming supportive allies to a community struggling with substance related challenges or trying to navigate recovery; guests will engage in discussion that promotes inclusive and supportive language.  Last, but certainly not least, guests will have an opportunity to ask questions related to the topic of addiction/substance use/misuse and engage in deeper discussion that will enhance and promote continued learning. 

    Guest Presenter: Jocelyn Cooper 

    Jocelyn Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), who received her graduate degree from The College of New Jersey.  She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS).  In her role as Executive Director, she is responsible for supervising and supporting program staff, developing policies and procedures, grant writing, fund development, agency growth and sustainability, networking, proving professional development trainings in the community and creating a positive work environment for all employees and volunteers. Jocelyn also provides short-term, confidential counseling services to individuals through the Council’s Metro Employee Assistance Program.  Jocelyn values a person-centered, solution focused approach to life’s challenges and is passionate about creating and sharing safe space with people from all walks of life as they work to achieve their goals.  

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