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The Pete Tarantola IAC Social Services Conference: Substance Abuse in Rural Communities

Event Number 527-22
Date04/13/2022     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presenters Keynote (2), Breakout Sessions (4) and Expert Panel (6) and agency table displays
Intended Audience Area social workers, counselors, school personnel, human service field workers, medical professionals, parents, interested community members, etc.
Location Soon River College Outreach Center, 2500 East Jackson St, Macomb, IL 61455
Fee None
PD Hours 6.5
Status Open
Description This conference will explore substance use and abuse in rural communities. Our keynote speakers are Tim Ryan and his wife Jennifer Gimenez. Tim Ryan, author of the best-selling book, From Dope to Hope, is a tireless activist in today's drug addiction and mental health crisis. As one of the nation's leading advocates on addiction recovery, Jennifer Gimenez has become a regular fixture on numerous television networks and across multiple social media platforms. Now over 15 years sober, Gimenez has used the story of her recovery to help others. There will also be an expert panel of those in recovery to provide insight on a personal level. The "Hidden in Plain Sight" display will be available for viewing. Agencies will have table displays for networking and there will be several breakout sessions covering various topics on substance misuse in rural Illinois.
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