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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Motivating the Troops: Creating an Advocacy Mechanism

Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)




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Description: Our state and national legislators make the laws that impact the work we do in addiction treatment – yet, generally speaking, they know very little, if anything, about what we do. We can educate them or leave that to chance, or worse, the pharmaceutical companies, insurance lobbyists, and pro marijuana folks! We CAN make an impact but we MUST engage in the process. This workshop will discuss the who, how, why and when of legislative advocacy and give you tools to equip others. You will learn how to build an advocacy machine in your workplace and/or any organization you wish to mobilize.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how public input in the legislative process influences policy, and how to have that influence.
  • Engage others to advocate on behalf of a bill.
  • Identify three ways to create a mechanism to put a specific advocacy action into motion.
Price: Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit: If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a continuing education (CE) certificate to verify your time spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable.  Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit.

Presenter:

Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS, began working in the addiction treatment field in 1977 and has worked for La Hacienda Treatment Center since 1992. She manages outpatient and alumni support services around the state, is a member of the Executive Team, and coordinates La Hacienda’s advocacy efforts, statewide and nationally. Layton frequently speaks on topics related to addiction treatment, legislative advocacy, clinical supervision, and leadership development. She is co-chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee and has served on that committee since 2008. Layton was selected as the Senator Harold E. Hughes Advocate of the Year for 2014. She completed an Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on leadership in May 2009 at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Who Should Attend: Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

 

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