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North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - Fall 2016 Conference
October 20-22 - Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
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Saturday, October 22 • 8:00am - 9:00am
A University Partnership using a Community-based Intervention to Reduce Opiate Substance Abuse -#145

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Conversations for Change (CfC) is a community and university-based partnership between a large University, a community service organization and law enforcement. This unique intervention utilizes motivational interviewing (MI), a non-confrontational approach, and targets individuals who have specific opiate addictions and opiate crime related offenses such as theft, burglary, breaking and entering or any drug related offense. Faculty members received a grant that provided gift cards for participants. The objectives for providing gift cards for participants is to incentivize participation in the project; incentivize and  increase in treatment involvement; and incentivize a decrease in related opiate offenses. The benefits of CfC for students are numerous including such things as targeted training in MI, an increased understanding and awareness.


Saturday October 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
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