Substance Use, Addiction
and Recovery Seminar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $40 
Held in Vogel Community Room, Dewitt Learning Commons, Northwestern College
offered by Compass Pointe Behavioral Health Services

Why here, why now? Communities including yours are experiencing the impact of addictions, substance abuse, and human trafficking. Hear from and discuss with experts about these issues, abuse prevention and recovery. Learn the facts about human trafficking and how it affects the world, nation and our local communities. Together, we can reduce stigmas and build healthier communities.

Register online    

Register by September 15

Continuing Education Credit

IBC, NASW CEH's: social work, CEU's: nursing, CEH's: EMS 
certifications pending approval.

Who Should Attend

Social workers, counselors, city leaders, health care providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, ministers and faith-based leaders, teachers, employers, parents and community members.


Schedule, Speakers and Topics

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: A Call for Community Action and Embracing Recovery
Cheryl Buntsma, CPS Compass Behavioral Health Services
8:45 a.m.  A Father’s Story
Scott Vreeman, Father from Ireton, Iowa, co-owner of Siouxland Outdoor Power
9:30 a.m.  Keynote Speaker
The Hidden Epidemic, Trends 
and  Consequences 
Peter Komendowski, President of Partnership for Drug-Free Iowa 
10:15 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Drug Abuse in Iowa: Responding to Evolving Challenges
Susie Sher, Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy
11:15 a.m. Introduction to displays
Cheryl Buntsma and Caleb Haverdink
11:30 a.m. Catered lunch and panel discussion (Vermeer Dining Hall)
Voices of Recovery: Where we are and where we are going
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  What You Can’t See: An Iowa Narcotics Officers Association display of disguised paraphernalia
Deputy Caleb Haverdink, Sioux County Sherriff 
2:00 p.m. A Look at Human Trafficking Globally, Nationally and Locally  
Amanda Van Der Brink and Katie Wischmeyer, Sexual Abuse Victim Advocates, Centers Against Assault and Sexual Assault (CAASA) 
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Medical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder   
Dr. David Wolff, MD, FAAFP, FASAM Medical  
3:45 p.m. Healing Communities Embrace Recovery 
Cheryl Buntsma, CPS Compass Behavioral Health Services
4:15 p.m. Closing 

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