Training Opportunity – Overdose Safety Planning in Rural Communities, January 30

January 3, 2024

Training Opportunity – Overdose Safety Planning in Rural Communities, January 30

A significant challenge facing rural community members is how to work with those who are struggling with opioid use and other substance use while effectively intervening to reduce the risks associated with overdose. Safety planning is an important aspect of overdose prevention.

In keeping with harm reduction principles, this webinar, Overdose Safety Planning in Rural Communities will explore best practices for overdose prevention so that community members feel more empowered to conduct safety planning with those individuals at risk.


  • Delores Blackwell, LCSW
    • A multijurisdictional licensed clinical social worker
    • Has held numerous administrative and clinical positions within both the addictions and mental health disciplines.
    • An adjunct professor at both Touro College and Hunter College Silberman Schools of Social Work.
    • Conducts and develops trainings for mental health and addictions professionals in both direct practice and leadership positions.
    • Currently a Research Project Manager at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center


  • This training has been approved for two renewal hours (CASC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS)
  • As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee
  • Participants are required to attend the ENTIRE training, turn on their video cameras and actively participate in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

When: Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Register Here