Opiate Use & Disability: Promoting Resiliency and Decreasing Risk


Opiate Use & Disability: Promoting Resiliency and Decreasing Risk
Event on 2016-04-02 08:30:00
An informative symposium of practitioners, legislators, and students regarding the drug use epidemic. Featuring Dr. Kerry Wilkins, experienced in adolescent psychology and substance abuse and a panel of students and teachers. Dr. Kerry Wilkins received her medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.  She completed the combined internship, residency and fellowship training program at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.  She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship Award in 2011 and the AADPRT/Ginsberg Fellowship Award in 2012.  In addition to treating children, adolescents and adults in combined psychotherapy and medication management in her private practice in Northborough, Dr. Wilkins is a consultant to multiple school districts and collaboratives, including the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools, Leominster Public Schools, and FLLAC, CAPS and ACCEPT Educational Collaboratives.  In the past, she has consulted to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, as well as multiple other community and academic facilities.  She is a frequent lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training program, and she often presents to multiple audiences in the community, including school personnel, superintendents, behavioral analysts, juvenile forensic assessors and therapeutic programs. Schedule: 8:30 Registration & Coffee  9:30 Government Official Welcome Address 10 – 11 Keynote: Dr. Kerry Wilkins   11:15 – 12:15 Panel discussion with students and teachers 12:15 – 12:30 Call to Action Available through entire event: "Hidden in Plain Sight" Exhibit: Spotting at risk behavior displayed by South Shore Hospital. The “Hidden in Plain Sight” initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors. The initiative uses an educational display of a teenager’s bedroom to test parents’ knowledge of common household items that can be substance abuse warning signs. The display is designed to encourage honest and candid discussion of the topics of underage drinking and substance abuse.

at Simmons College
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
Boston, United States

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