The College of Education and Human Ecology, in partnership with the Colleges of Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health, is planning a conference for Ohio educators concerning the opioid crisis. The purpose of the conference is to help teachers, principals, superintendents, administrators, school nurses, guidance counselors, coaches, and school social workers know more about the opioid crisis and what they can do to support children, families, and communities. Educators can attend the conference in person, stream the conference live, or watch the taped conference at a later date. Participation in the conference will allow educators, in consultation with their local districts, to apply for up to one professional development credit.

Conference Information

July 25, 2018 8:30-4:00
Ohio Union
Campus of The Ohio State University
1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Questions: opioidsconference@osu.edu

 Registration for the conference is now closed.

Conference Information

July 25, 2018 8:30-4:00
Ohio Union
Campus of The Ohio State University
1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Questions: opioidsconference@osu.edu

  • engage in effective conversations regarding addiction;
  • identify the strategies for effective prevention programs and drug misuse education;
  • participate in the reduction of stigma associated with substance misuse disorder;
  • recognize and respond appropriately to an overdose.

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • recognize how the opioid crisis is affecting schools;
  • understand the science of substance misuse disorder – how addiction forms and how it is treated;
  • identify children who suffer from addiction, or whose caregivers suffer from opioid addiction;
  • connect affected children and caregivers to appropriate social service providers;
  • engage in effective conversations regarding addiction;
  • identify the strategies for effective prevention programs and drug misuse education;
  • participate in the reduction of stigma associated with substance misuse disorder;
  • recognize and respond appropriately to an overdose.