SAMHSA – Treatment and Recovery Supports for Older Adults

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Host And Instructor

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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Nicole Cadovius, Cathi Valdez, Rob Walker, Cynthia Zubritsky

Training Overview Description

SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join national experts in a conversation about how treatment and recovery services can best meet the unique needs of older adults.

Event-specific Details

With a growing population of older adults in United States, it will be important for mental and substance use disorder providers to adapt services to best meet this group’s unique needs. Older adults with mental health issues or substance use disorder face many barriers to care, including misdiagnosis, lack of knowledge, and challenges to accessing services. Through outreach, screening, and client engagement strategies, organizations can adapt the best practices they already use to engage older adults in treatment and recovery support services.

Presenters will describe the changing landscape of treatment and recovery services for older adults, highlight best practices emerging across the field, and share how recovery support services, such as peer services, can improve client outreach and engagement.

Join us for this free, interactive virtual event moderated by Lonnetta Albright, BRSS TACS Subject Matter Expert.


Nicole Cadovius, Director of Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health

Cathi Valdez, Director, Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Endorsement and Certified Peer Support Worker Instructor, New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement

Rob Walker, External Consumer Engagement Liaison, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Office of Recovery and Empowerment

Cynthia Zubritsky, Director of Policy Research, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania

Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Senior Services
All Substance Abuse

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