Prescription Nation 2018 Facing Americas Opioid Epidemic (2 CE)
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course Content By: This course has been developed by Prescription Nation 2018: Facing America’s Opioid Epidemic. National Safety Council.
Course Description: This course is intended for practitioners and government officials working on the micro and macro level that are encouraging change in policy and legislation for this public health emergency of opioid use in the United States. Major dimensions of opioid crisis are described including six key actions every state should take. Each state is listed and graded that helps to inform the reader of progress and further needed action. Recommendations to guide states are provided in developing and strengthening laws, regulations, improving state grade, and ultimately saving lives. This article is intended as a communication tool to highlight best practices and state level actions.
● Identify and describe opioid crisis
● Analyze state progress with six key actions for ending the opioid crisis
● Analyze and compare programs that have already been developed
● Create and implement programs by example provided
Course Format: Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.