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HHS Commission - Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Town Hall
June 1, 2017 2:00pm to 5:00pm

University of North Texas
Health Sciences Center MET 125 S
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Regional Town Halls are being conducted to discuss best practices and solutions to prevent prescription drug misuse. The ultimate goal is to develop a statewide strategic plan and a community-based public education plan.

John R. Parker, US Attorney, Northern District of Texas
Dr. Catherine Colquitt, Medical Director, Tarrant County Public Health
Amanda Robbins, Program Director Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition
Cynthia Velazquez, Program Director, Challenge of Tarrant County
Dr. Carol Nati, Medical Director, MHMR Tarrant

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Lena Pope Professional and Community Workshop - "Human Trafficking; Recognizing Victims and Working Together to Respond"
June 29, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

Lena Pope Amon Carter Center
3200 Sanguinet St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

This course explores the sex trafficking of minors in our community.  Learn the key vulnerabilities of at-risk groups and how any child can become a victim.  Explore collaboration within the community and ways to respond.  

George Lynch, CEO of Traffick911 and creator of Hooked:  Porn's Hold on the Brain.  He assisted in development of Passport to Freedom, which trains travel industry employees and provides scholarships for trafficking survivors.
Lindsey Speak, Director of Programs for Traffick911 overseeing all prevention, identification, and empowerment initiatives.

$20 general registration, $15 students.  Includes continental breakfast.  Space is limited.

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TBRI and Trauma Informed Classrooms
August 1, 2017 8:30am to August 2, 2017 3:30pm

Cendera Center
3600 Benbrook Hwy
Fort Worth, TX 76117

Education professionals learn how to disarm fear, optimize learning and facilitate healing for vulnerable children.

Presenter(s):  Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

$40 fee (includes breakfast and lunch)
Application deadline is June 13th

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Regional Workshop - "Implementing Strategies for Integrating Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Access"
August 11, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fort Worth, TX

This workshop will build the 2016 NAS Symposium and the 2016 Texas Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Workshops. The presenters will provide an update on the opioid epidemic in Texas and new trends. Information will be given on how to develop guidelines and strategies for effective street outreach.

Workshops will take place throughout Texas.

CEU's available for LCDC, LPC, LMFT and SW.

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Contact Us

3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: