The 7th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies offers a unique opportunity for professional development, information exchange, and networking. It is designed to address the need for knowledge and skill development through advanced training.
The purpose and objectives of the Georgia School of Addiction Studies are to:
- Foster and maintain the integrity of substance abuse related services by assisting in providing continuing training and educational programs for human service professionals whose duties include law enforcement, prevention, intervention, treatment, child welfare, victim’s services, probation, courts, education, and rehabilitation or related social services.
- Promote a broader understanding of, response to, and acceptance of the process of addiction and its impact in the areas of health, family, community, crime and the work place.
- Encourage the exchange of professional knowledge through educational conferences and programs of continuing education.
- Encourage, establish, and maintain high standards of professional education and training for all component groups of the human service community.
- Involve federal, state, and local agencies/organizations in efforts to enhance the development of a comprehensive continuing educational program focusing on substance abuse prevention and treatment issues.
During the School, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) will provide a Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) for Georgia Partnership for Success II grant sub-recipients and SAMHSA-funded community prevention providers as part of Georgia’s workforce development for community prevention providers and coalition members. (Note that this is not a conference wide event and participants will be pre-selected by invitation.)
For more information on the School or to register, please visit the link provided below.