Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM
This event will be held online.
Register: Email Betty-Ann Bryce at MBX.ONDCP.RuralAffairs@ondcp.eop.gov. Please include your name, title, organization and contact information. Registered participants will receive the details to join the event closer to the event date.
This month, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will be hosting the first of four rural faith-based workshops to bring the rural faith community together to discuss, learn, and share information and resources to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). Each workshop will have a specific focus to assist all houses of worship to position themselves to be both first responders and communities of hope and support for people and families dealing with addiction.
The main objectives of the workshop series include:
- Increasing faith leaders’ understanding of substance use disorder (SUD) and how to connect faith to prevention, treatment, and recovery.
- Building capacity of faith leaders to take action by providing information to prepare and ready leaders and their congregants to provide the support needed to assist individuals with substance use disorder.
- Helping faith leaders to find their lane and empower faith communities to put initiatives in place to help in the area(s) where they can make the most difference.
For more information on this event, see the attached flyer. For more information on this workshop series, please visit Rural Faith Leaders Workshop Series: Empowering Faith Leaders to Help Persons with Substance Use Disorder – Rural Community Toolbox.