The Resurgence of Heroin in Indiana
In this training we will look at how heroin (and morphine) are once again exploding onto the scene, leaving a wake of shattered lives in their paths. Taking pain pills is often a start to this cycle, and can be a reality for many of our clients, as they were placed on them after an injury due to domestic violence. Getting hooked on them is easy and often not something they realize until it has happened. During the last 18 months the gates have started closing for those who depended on or were addicted to synthetic heroin (pain pills) due to tighter regulations governing prescriptions; in turn drug dealers have scrambled to meet the demands by selling more Heroin and less pain pills in many areas.
Over the last few years, many believe the quality of heroin in our state has changed, and they cite the pureness of synthetics (pain pills) as the cause of it. In other words, in order to keep up with the selling of “pure drug” found in pain pills, heroin had to change. Some areas of the state are also seeing a difference in the way the drug is being sold and the age of those using. Cheaper initial doses being sold to younger users (children) getting them hooked at an early age.
This training series is facilitated by ICADV training consultant Dr Carla Gaff Clark and is hosted independently at the locations listed below. To register, please find the training location closest to you and contact the person listed to register for that specific session. Continuing Education documentation is distributed at the end of each session so that attendees can submit it to their individual governing body or agency.
2015 Directors’ Institute Training Series~ UPDATED AGENDA
This series is focused on new agency and program directors, but we welcome all to attend. Wisdom and expertise are gained not only through direct learning, but also by shared experience. The goal is to help all directors feel comfortable in your their role and develop a support network with others throughout the state. Depending on your previous experience, you may choose one or all of the sessions. It is strongly encouraged that at least two members of the leadership team from your agency attend so knowledge gained is not lost if a one person leaves.All sessions will be hosted at the Indiana Community Action Association, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN (across the lot from ICADV) in Conference Room A. Registration is required so that we can get an accurate count. To register, simply follow the link below and select each session that you plan to attend. Details for the next series of trainings are being finalized. Please check back often for further information and registration links.
November – To be determined
Last but not least, this wrap-up session will provide you with an overview on the big picture. Possible presenters: Mary Jo Lee and Laura Berry. Key topics include:
- Developing Policies and Procedures
- Working with your Board of Directors
- Working with Legislators and Media
- Strategic Fundraising