Bucks County Behavioral Health Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Bucks County Behavioral Health
Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
Bucks County Department of MH/DP
and Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Invite you to attend a forum on
Opiates and Youth: A Comprehensive View
November 19, 2014
8:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. (Registration 8:00 to 8:30 A.M.)
Spring Mill Manor
171 Jacksonville Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
Opiate overdose is a major public health problem throughout the United States, and a local issue in Bucks County.
According to SAMHSA, it has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those who use, misuse or abuse
illicit and prescription opioid analgesics. Overdose deaths involving opiates are increasing yearly. This forum will
address the issue of opiate use, with particular attention to transition age youth, ages 16 to 26.
It will feature a youth and family panel, a professional panel, a discussion of brain chemistry related to opiate
addiction, a discussion of the role of medication assisted treatment and motivating individuals to engage in
treatment, and a resource fair.
Who should attend: Those in the behavioral health field, individuals in recovery, families, school staff, adult and
juvenile probation, law enforcement, advocates, and any other community members interested in this topic are
welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE forum. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Forum Agenda:
8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
State Representative Gene DiGirolamo, Chairman House Human Services Committee
Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW
Diane Rosati, Executive Director, Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.
Carl Antisell, Minding Your Mind
Professional Panel
Bucks County Coroner’s Office
Melanie Swanson, Council of Southeastern PA, Medication Take-Back Program
David Fialko, Overdose Prevention and Education Advisory Board
Matt Weintraub, Chief of Prosecution, Bucks County District Attorney’s Office
Bucks County Detective Tim Carroll
Ken Lavelle, MD, NREMT-P, Medical Director, Central Bucks EMS; Medical Advisor, Ocean
County (NJ) Prosecutors Office Naloxone Program
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:10 p.m.
4:40 p.m.
Ken Dickinson, MS, RPh., Gaudenzia
Brain Chemistry and Opiate Use in Youth
Lunch and Resource Fair
Gary Henschen, MD, Chief Medical Officer Magellan Healthcare
Medication Assisted Treatment
Fred Waxenberg, Ph.D.
Motivating Individuals to use Medication Assisted Treatment
Youth and Parent Panel
Closing Remarks
NASW-PA is a pre-approved provider by the PA State Board of Social Workers (47.36), Marriage & Family
Therapists (48.36), and Professional Counselors (49.36). Application has been applied to NASW-PA for 4 credits
for above mentioned disciplines. Cost for CE certificate is $15 NASW members and $25 for non members, CE
costs are to be made payable to NASW-PA. (or online at www.nasw-pa.org and click on calendar date of event.)
PA Certification Board – PCB Credits –– 7.5 credits pending
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS FORUM. To register, please go to the following Survey Monkey
If you have questions about this forum, please contact Elaine Bailiff at [email protected], or 215504-3908.
Bucks County Commissioners:
Robert G. Loughery, Chairman
Charles H. Martin, Chairman
Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW