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Prevention & Early Intervention - Opioid Use

April 25 - Youth Services Conference

Post Date:04/16/2018 4:26 PM

SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Deputy Director Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites parents, guardians and professionals who work with children and families to a panel presentation that will focus on prevention and early intervention strategies for opioid use on Wednesday, April 25.

The panel presentation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manville-Hillsborough Elks Lodge, located at 1500 Brooks Blvd. Several prevention agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. For those who wish to donate, canned goods will be accepted for the Manville Food Pantry.

Walk-ins are welcome. Registration and refreshments will available at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a seat in advance, contact Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 704-6333.

Prevention and early intervention programs are intended to prevent the onset of substance use or reduce the development of further problems associated with the use of substances. Community-based efforts focus on the individual as well as their environment. This collaboration provides public awareness and builds a stronger partnership towards finding a solution.

Moderating the panel discussion will be Rev. Timothy J. Wolf, director of the Pioneer Family Success Center. Panel participants will include Kimberly Seber, a parent, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Christopher A. Jakim, Drug Enforcement Administration New Jersey Division. Participants from RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery will include Director Michael Litterer, Patient Navigator Nicholas Beam and Senior Recovery Specialist Jenna Reidy.

This program is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, county Youth Services Commission, county Department of Human Services, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery, Pioneer Family Success Center and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Elks Lodge will give an Echo Dot as a door prize. For additional information, contact the Manville-Hillsborough Elks Lodge at 908-725-1717.

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