Creating a Culture of Compassion and Action in Response to the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 21, 12:00-1:00p.m. (ET)
Please join The HHS Partnership Center for the second of their 2018 series of webinars featuring community-based promising practices and the Partnership Center’s Practical Toolkit as a general outline!
Faith-based and community leaders — and their members — are uniquely poised to offer acceptance, empathy, and long-term support to those struggling with addiction or on the journey of recovery. However, old conventions about addiction, fear and misinformation can often challenge a community’s supportive response to these individuals and their families — often when they need it most.
A pastor in West Virginia once noted, “Faith communities are not neutral bystanders: What they don’t say is just as important as what they do say.”
Please join the HHS Partnership Center, Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church, and Marla Kaufman, founder of the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network, and learn ways to offer a compassionate invitation that clearly affirms that the work of recovery belongs in your community.