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LILLIAN AND LARRY GOODMAN

DRUG PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS CEREMONY:

ADDRESSING STIGMA IN PREVENTION

This inaugural awards ceremony and symposium on addressing stigma in prevention will be held at Roosevelt University on October 11, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm in the Murray Green Library, followed by a networking reception from 5pm to 6pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  For professionals who register, two CEUs and CPDUs will be available. The event is co-sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center and Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy and our College of Education.

Author and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will deliver the keynote speech and share his own struggles with alcohol, followed by a panel discussion with a team of experts on substance use, abuse and stigma. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker will emcee the event.  

Where:  430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Murray Green Library

When: October 11, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm. Networking from 5pm to 6pm.

Cost: Free and open to the public, but please register in advance at:

http://goodmansymposium.eventbrite.com/ 

Who: Alumni, teachers, students, professional counselors and preventionists. 

Two CEUs and CPDUs will be offered.

Stigma plays a significant role in the field of substance abuse prevention--from asking for help or getting treatment, to being perceived as an addict/alcoholic or the opposite--as not being part of the "in" crowd if one is not using. The panel discussion will include the following individuals:

•    Peter Palanca (Moderator), Vice President, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

•    Sara Howe, CEO, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association 

•    Dr. Celeste Napier, Professor, Department of Pharmacology at Rush University and 

      Director of the Research and Recovery Center for Compulsive Behaviors and Addiction

•    Terry London, Assistant Director, Chicago Institute for Rational-Emotive                          

       Behavior Therapy

•    Neil Steinberg, Writer, Chicago Sun-Times and author of Drunkard: A Hard Drinking Life

•    Dr. Kristina Peterson, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Services, 

      Roosevelt University


Join Us in a Candlelight Vigil to Honor Overdose Awareness Day

Vigil Pictures

When: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time: 6:30PM

Where: Roosevelt University Schaumburg Campus, Front Rotunda

Did you know that accidental drug overdose is the leading cause of death in Illinois and across the nation? Accidental drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents, with nearly 30, 000 people dying last year as a result of overdose.

Gov. Quinn has officially declared August 31, 2012, as Illinois National Overdose Awareness Day to remember those lives lost to drug overdose. In honor of this important day, and to raise awareness of the current heroin, opiate and overdose crises in Illinois, Roosevelt University is partnering with a number of community groups and treatment providers to host a candlelight vigil on Thursday, August 30th, the eve of Overdose Awareness Day.

Please join us in spreading the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable and help us work toward ending overdose deaths by 2022! Everyone is welcome to attend this candlelight vigil. For those who have lost a loved one, please bring pictures, ribbons, and stories to honor their spirit. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone directly impacted by overdose, the heroin crisis or pain pill crisis; individuals in recovery, treatment providers; students; first responders, heath care providers; teachers; preventionists; heath educators; community members.

Remember that every voice makes a difference!

This event will also offer Naloxone Training provided by the Chicago Recovery Alliance!

 Narcan (naloxone) is an antidote for heroin overdose used by paramedics to rapidly reverse the effects of opioid drugs. If someone overdoses on an opiate, an injection of naloxone could help save their life.

During this training you will learn: 

  • What naloxone is and how it works
  • About opioids/opiates
  • Risk periods for an accidental overdose
  • Signs and symptoms of an overdose
  • How to correctly respond to an emergency
  • How to administer naloxone
  • Post naloxone support – what to expect following administration

This session will be followed by a brief Q&A in which any and all questions are welcome.

Remember: Overdose deaths can be prevented. Friends, families, service providers, users, and overdose responders and encouraged to join us to learn how to respond to an overdose and potentially save a life!

Who can I contact for more information?

Organizations working on overdose prevention or heroin/opiate awareness in Illinois are invited to contact Kathie Kane-Willis atkkane@roosevelt.edu or 773.865.3104 to request table space for their materials.  

Click here for more information on opioid overdose prevention.

Sponsored by:

Cebrin Goodman Center Nicholas’ Gift of Hope

GRASP Hoffman Estates Open Hearts, Open Eyes

GRASP Joliet                                      Reed Hruby Foundation

GRASP McHenry County                   Save a Star Foundation

Hearts of Hope                                    Standing Together for Overdose Prevention

Take a Stand                                       Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization

Live4Lali Let’s Save Our Friends Lives

Illinois Alcohol & Drug Dependence Association

Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University

J.O.L.T. Foundation for Drug Awareness and Harm Reduction



Join us in the Rally to End the War on Drugs

 WHEN: Friday, June 17th 2011 · 12:00pm – 1:00pm

WHERE: James R. Thompson Center · 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

 SIGN UP: Rally Registration Page!

 The 40th anniversary of the War on Drugs is upon us. Join us as we rally against the drug policies that have led to injustices such as extreme racial disparity in our prisons and jails.

Reforming the criminal justice system in the state of Illinois is the most urgent civil and human rights issue of our time, and we need YOU to help us make that clear!

Sponsored By: New Day Network, Enlace, Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, Protestants for the Common Good, Roosevelt University’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, TASC Inc., Community Renewal Society, The John Howard Association, local Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters and more than 30 churches across Chicagoland.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 - First Annual Forum on Drug Policy  

 Location: Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605       

 Directions

Download the event flyer 

The 40th anniversary of the War on Drugs is upon us. Join us as we rally against the drug policies that have led to injustices such as extreme racial disparity in our prisons and jails.

Reforming the criminal justice system in the state of Illinois is the most urgent civil and human rights issue of our time, and we need YOU to help us make that clear!

Sponsored By: New Day Network, Enlace, Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy, Protestants for the Common Good, Roosevelt University’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, TASC Inc., Community Renewal Society, The John Howard Association, local Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters and more than 30 churches across Chicagoland.

Panel I – Drug Policy Reform: Action in the Heartland

This panel explores how different kinds of organizations, from the community based to the governmental, are working towards dismantling the war on drugs in Illinois.

Moderator: Kathie Kane-Willis, Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy

Panelists:
Laura Brookes, Director of Policy, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
Rev. Al Sharp, Executive Director, Protestants for the Common Good
John Peller, Policy Director, AIDS Foundation Chicago
Mary Ann Dyar, Program Administrator, Adult Redeploy Illinois
Refreshments, Library, 3:15 p.m.

Panel II – The Collateral Consequences of the War on Drugs: Limiting Lifelong Obstacles - This panel examines different ways organizations are working to remove obstacles that prevent individuals with criminal records from accessing employment and housing.

Moderator: Tony Lowery, Director of Policy, Safer Foundation
Panelists:
Mark Myrent, Director of Research, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Todd Belcore, Fellow, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Beth Johnson, Attorney, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Andrea Hall, Senior Organizer, Reentry Project, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Reception, Library, 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.