Opioid Overdose Prevention

Praxis provides Opioid Overdose Prevention training to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded substance use disorder treatment programs. This 3-hour interactive training includes instruction, discussions, interactive activities, and naloxone demonstration. Trainers will distribute Naloxone to providers who attend the training. Read the agenda.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Name 5 risk factors for opioid overdose.
  • Demonstrate how to assess for an opioid overdose.
  • Describe 5 harm reduction strategies for decreasing the risks of opioid overdoses.
  • Generate key discussion points for teaching clients about opioid overdose prevention.
  • Explain how Naloxone works to reverse opioid overdose.
  • Demonstrate 5 critical actions to reverse an opioid overdose.
  • Demonstrate how to store, assemble, and administer nasal Narcan.

Contact us to learn more and request training.

Meet Our Trainers

GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Praxis Director of Training
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Lonnie McAdooLonnie McAdoo, B.F.A., Trainer
SherwinVicki Steen, B.A., Trainer
TRAINING CERTIFICATES: Participants who have attended all three or four hours of the training, completed the course evaluation form, and signed the sign-in sheet will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for 3 or 4 continuing education credits through NAADAC, NBCC, MNA, and ASWB. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the Praxis training.

The Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 or 4 continuing education clock hours.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you need accommodations for disability, please contact praxis@center4si.com.

GRIEVANCES: If you would like to report a complaint, please email Rachel Ehly, Praxis Project Director, at rehly@center4si.com or Cheryl Gagne, Praxis Training Director, at cgagne@center4si.com.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources

Praxis Resources

Massachusetts Resources

Educational Resources

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