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System of Care Academy: Improving Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for Youth

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This session will provide an overview of treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for adolescents and young adults. Topics will include clinical features; use of medications; barriers to medication initiation, adherence and retention; and family engagement. We will also discuss several developmentally-informed treatment approaches to overcoming barriers, including research results.

Each year, SOC Academy serves a diverse audience that includes advocates, clinicians, case managers, prevention specialists, peer support specialists, educators, faith-based leaders, psychologists/psychiatrists, child care providers, Family Resource & Youth Services Center staff, juvenile justice staff, family and juvenile services staff, community-based services staff, child welfare staff, public health staff, families and youth with lived experience, interested community members, and more. Last year SOC Academy was offered as a learning series, and it hosted 1438 attendees representing 32 states.

The Academy is convened by Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health America of Kentucky.

Continuing education units will be available, pending board approvals, and the website will be updated as approved. American Sign Language (ASL Interpreters) and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available upon request.


June 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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