Cape May Court House, NJ – Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Program is partnering with Rutgers University School of Social Work, and Northeast & Caribbean Rural Technical Assistance Center to present a webinar on Thursday, May 25th from 12 pm to 1 pm focusing on Substance Use Education as a part of wellness. The program, Substance Use Education is Wellness for Rural Communities, will demonstrate how to identify problems, resources, and combat stigma.
Chris Zellers, MPP, FCHS Educator/Assistant Professor will moderate the program with speakers Jamey Lister, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work and Michael Chaple, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center. Attendees will learn about substance use patterns and ways to identify problematic use, will be able to describe substance use resources that improve wellness and barriers, and will be able to identify common stigmatizing biases and misconceptions about substance use.
Zellers said, “We are excited to offer this virtual program that will address many questions about substance use patterns and problems plus address common misconceptions. The information should be very useful to the Cape May County community.”
This lunchtime online seminar will allow participants a chance to have lunch, while at work or at home, and learn about this important topic at the same time.
Register in advance for this free program at: https://cvent.me/dbEQrB. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health, and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.