What is the Opioid Crisis Management Training? The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with Missouri Institute for Mental Health (MIMH) and the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is providing a free half-day training on managing the opioid crisis and the medication first model in the state of Missouri as part of Missouri's State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR) grant.
Who should attend? Staff from those DMH-contracted agencies who intend to deliver Opioid Use Disorder services under the Opioid STR grant, as well providers and partners in other sectors looking to improve their standard of care for Opioid Use Disorder.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Administrators, Peers, Community Support Specialists, Family Support Providers, Counselors, and any other professional involved in substance use treatment teams and programming are encouraged to attend. The focus of the trainings will be on the Medical, Psychosocial, and Administrative aspects of implementing evidence-based opioid treatment programs. Each event will include brief presentations, followed by topic-specific breakout sessions and group dialogue about barriers and solutions.