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2019 Spring Summit
The 2019 Social Work Summit, Integrated Behavioral Health for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations, will be held Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, at the NC State Talley Student Union and Ballrooms, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM The summit will focus closely on building collaborations between entities that deliver services, educate students and staff and advocate to deliver integrated behavioral health solutions to rural and underserved populations.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D, will be the Keynote Speaker.
2019 Spring Summit Agenda
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
|Registration and Breakfast|
|9:00 AM –9:30 AM||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:30 AM –10:30 AM||Keynote – George Sigounas, MS, PhD, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)|
|10:30 AM –10:45 AM||Break|
|10:45 AM –12:00 PM||
Panel on Integrated Behavioral Health Systems for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations
Moderator: Eric Tucker, MSW, PhD, Lecturer, NC State Department of Social Work
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch and Networking|
1:00 PM –2:15 PM
Breakout Session I
Lauren Kestner, Harm Reduction Program Manager and Prevention specialist at Center for Prevention Services
“Understanding the person first: An alternative lens for Integrated Healthcare“
Andrew Muzyk, Pharm.D Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
-Update on the Opioid Crisis and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Moderator: Dr. Edward Bell, Educational Consultant EB Educational Services
Stephanie Helms Pickett, EdD, NC State University, Associate Vice Provost for OIED
Reuben Blackwell, CEO of OIC in Rocky Mount, NC
Will Chavis, EdD, WCPSS Principal of the Year
Moderator: Michelle Hodges Guarino, MSW, LCSW NCSU Senior Lecturer
Captain Mark Bridgeman (Retired) - President North Carolina Gang Investigators Association
Sarah Furman, Associate Director – NCSU Violence Prevention and Threat Management Program
Sergeant Renae Lockhart - Youth Services Unit/Detective Division Raleigh Police Department
Jon-Paul Guarino - NCGIA / Gang Free North Carolina
Alonzo Z. Jaynes - Kinston NC Police Chief
Title: Promoting Professional Placement in Rural Communities
Moderator: Alice Pollard, MSW, MSPH, Program Manager for Health Access, North Carolina Community Health Center Association
Maya J Sanders MSW, MPH, Placement Services, Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Brandi Burchett , LPCS, NCC, LCAS, CCS, ACS, CCTP, MAC, VP of Behavioral Health Services / Chief Behavioral Health Officer, CommWell Health
Sarah Chambers, LCSWA, Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultant Charles Drew Community Health Center, Piedmont Health Services, Alamance County.
Benita Dowdell, MSW Candidate May 2019, Joint Master of Social Work Program, UNCG & NCAT
|2:15 PM – 2:30 PM||Break|
|2:30 PM - 3:45 PM||
Breakout Session II
James Finch, MD – Changes by Choice – Medical Director, Certified, American Society of Addiction Medicine
Jane B. Finch, MSSW, LCSW – Changes by Choice
Sponsored by the Governor’s Institute, an important partner and resource, providing innovative professional education and technical assistance, workforce development, networking opportunities and other collaborations among research and educational programs, professional organizations, and clinics, hospitals and other treatment facilities.
Jen Carroll, PhD, MPH, Elon University and North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Sarah Maness-Smith, Adult Services Program Coordinator at NCDHHS
Moderator: Pam Wheeler, LCSW, MSW, Lecturer, NC State University
Avis Dublin, LCSW, LCAS, Program Mgr, Johnson County Public Health Dept/BH Division
Freida Saylor, LCSW, LCAS, Director, Analensigi, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
Lorrie Meads, MSW, LCSW, Therapist, Albemarle Regional Hospital System/Behavioral Health
Jesse Bennett, NC State University MSW Student and HRSA Scholar
|3:45 PM - 4:00 PM||Break|
|4:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Closing Address: A Challenge to All!|
Note: This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,914,957 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
Disabilities Accommodation Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests should be sent to Anthony Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919)-515-0440.
Directions and Parking for the 2019 Spring Summit
The Department of Social Work 2019 Spring Summit will take place at the NC State Talley Student Union, at 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606. Please be aware that due to extensive construction in the down town area there may be traffic delays as you travel to and from the summit.
The closest parking is in the Coliseum Deck on main campus: Click here for map.
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