The Intersection of Diversity and Addiction is a week-long event that aims to arm human service professionals who work with the addiction and mental health population with meaningful tools and knowledge for empowering their clients. Each day brings together dynamic speakers from across the country to talk about addictions from various perspectives. As a human service provider, we want you to feel better equipped and informed to employ evidence-based treatment practices with diverse clients across the lifespan.
Strengthening the Heartland hopes that this event will:
- Serve as a space where the tools and resources available to support human service providers are showcased.
- Provide participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices in supporting diverse clients who are in recovery or seeking treatment services across the lifespan.
- Build a network or people who have more tools and knowledge of other state and national resources available to support evidence-based treatment and recovery services.
- Gain a better understanding of how addictions can impact various at-risk communities that exist within our region.