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When: Aug 22, 2019
Where: 3104 Hanover Road
Johnson City, TN  37604

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NASW- TN Northeast Branch Monthly Meeting


Date:  Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Time:  6:00 pm-8:00 pm - 2.0 CEUs

Location with address:

3104 Hanover Road Johnson City, TN 37604


Title of Workshop: Narcan Training and Recovery Resources

Number of Continuing Education Units Offered: Two (2)

Presenter(s) Name:  Monica Tucker, CPRS, AAS, AAS; Jason Abernathy, CPRS, AAS; Tabitha Edwards, MSEd; and Sherry Barnett, BSN, MSN, FNP, CPRS.

Biographical Information for Presenter: Monica Tucker is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and works as a Recovery Navigator with Frontier Health. She has an Associate Degree in Sociology and Social Work and won the 2018- 2019 Outstanding Student of the Year Award from Northeast State Community College. Monica is currently enrolled at King University for her Bachelor’s in Social Work. Monica is a trained Narcan presenter. Jason Abernathy has his Associate’s Degree in General Education and is a CPRS. He works as the Lifeline Peer Project Coordinator for Northeast Tennessee for Insight Alliance, in addition to serving on numerous community advocacy boards throughout the region. He is currently enrolled in King University’s Bachelor’s in Social Work program and won the 2018 – 2019 NASW BSW Student of the Year Award for Tennessee. Tabitha obtained her Master’s in Special Education at East Tennessee State University and works for Frontier Health as a Case Manager/Recovery Specialist. She is currently in training to be a CPRS. Sherry Barnett is a nurse practitioner with five years in recovery. She is the Regional Overdose Reduction Activist and is SMART Recovery certified.

Workshop Description:

With the opiate epidemic being at its peak in East Tennessee, it is vital for social workers to be trained and remain knowledgeable about the resources available for their clients and client families who struggle with substance use disorders (SUD).  Certified Peer Recovery Specialists are a valuable resource to aid in the treatment planning for clients with SUD and other co-occurring disorders. In this workshop, participants will get Narcan training and be able to deepen their understanding of resources available to their clients and themselves.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn how to appropriately administer nasal Narcan.

Participants will be able to identify when someone has had/undergoing an overdose.

Participants will learn about local recovery resources for clients with substance use disorders.

Participants will gain an understanding about Certified Peer Recovery Specialists and how they can assist our clients.

Participants will learn about the ethical imperatives of using CPRS in regards to our care.


Cost of Workshop:  NASW members, $0; Non-members $10; Students $0

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