Addressing and resolving substance use issues – challenges for the workplace
Presented by Dr. Paul Farnan & Dr. Paul Sobey
3 hour workshop in multiple dates and cities:
- September 5, 2019 – New Westminster, BC, Anvil Centre
- September 11, 2019 – Calgary, AB, , Best Western Plaza
- September 13, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB, RBC Convention Centre
- September 20, 2019 – Regina, SK, Queensbury Convention Centre
- September 24, 2019 – Halifax, NS, Pier 21
About the Workshop
Substance use disorders in the workplace are costly, difficult to identify early and can profoundly impact worker health as well as workplace safety and morale. Employees who misuse substances present with complex medical and psychosocial needs.
The issues that arise when trying to assist these employees can be challenging and require collaboration between key stakeholders. This session is designed to assist stakeholders in developing customized approaches to having the necessary difficult conversation, coordinating appropriate assessments, treatment and follow up with the goal of safe and durable return to work.
Using didactic and interactive approaches the presenters will discuss the foundations of a Recovery Informed Workplace and how structuring a cooperative substance use in the workplace policy can benefit from this approach.
*** CME and Certification Information TBA, stay tuned to our facebook page or return to this site.
- Understand the concept of Recovery Capital
- Appreciate the extent and cost of substance misuse for the workplace.
- Recognize the challenges inherent in identifying employees with substance misuse.
- Improve confidence in having the difficult conversation and addressing the individualized needs of employees who are misusing substances
- Understand the concept of and develop approaches to support a Recovery Informed Workplace.
About the Conference Workplace Initiatives
Whole Person Recovery: A user-centered systems approach to problem drug and alcohol use.
Be part of Canada’s new Occupational Health Strategy to improve Psychological Safety and Health Outcomes for employees with substance use disorder.
Be ahead of the curve. Is you workplace building recovery capital in employees?
Engage in the “building recovery capital in the workplace” narrative and support the creation of Canada’s Recovery Capital Assessment Toolkit. Helping employees become ready and fit to return and stay at work.
Plus keynote sessions and break out sessions featuring: Johann Hari, Portugal’s Nuno Capez , Vikki Reynolds, Cultural Safety and Indigenous Harm Reduction, and a bonus event with best Selling author David Sheff from the movie Beautiful Boy.
What is Recovery Capital?
Recovery Capital is a focus on the development of social capital (healthy and stable relationships), material capital (finances and accommodation), human capital (mental and physical health, skills, and employment) and cultural capital (values, beliefs, and attitudes).Let’s help build individuals, workplaces and communities recovery capital so together we can overcome addiction and mental health issues.
This year the Recovery Capital Conference will focus on Building Recovery Capital by engaging people to gain a better understanding of Recovery Capital and how to foster it in people, workplaces, families and communities.
Top reasons to attend the Conference
• EARN CEUS
• LEARN NEW APPROACHES TO ADDICTION RECOVERY
• NETWORK WITH PEERS IN YOUR FIELD
• SEE WORLD RENOWN EXPERT SPEAKERS
• LEARN THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF RECOVERY CAPITAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Who should attend?
Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives, Nurses, RNs, Social Workers, Physicians, people with lived and living experience and families.
We sincerely look forward to seeing you there!
JUST SAY KNOW CANADIAN TOUR
6:30 pm to 10 pm
Community and Family Dialogue Sessions
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From the Recovery Capital Conference Team