NAADAC is excited to present Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit, on Thursday, February 25 - Friday, February 26, 2021. 

This two-day event will feature prominent industry professionals speaking on critical issues in the Black community relevant to treatment and recovery. Earn 8 CEs!

Open to all professionals, this summit seeks to foster diversity, openness, and inclusion within the recovery community, and highlight some of the unique needs and traits of this identified group.

Please note, while the Summit is free to attend, non-members must pay to receive CEs. NAADAC members can earn CEs for free!

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

12:00pm–1:30pm ET OPENING SESSION (1.5 CES)

Untold Truths: Equity Solutions for the Black Community, presented by Raven E. Freeborn (née Dickerson), LCSW, CNP

1:30pm–2:00pm ET BREAK
2:00pm–3:30pm ET Discussion (1.5 CES)

Advocacy and Policy Reform for the Black Community, with panelists Christopher W. Roberts, BA, CASAC-G II, Karla Sapp LPC-S, LMHC-S, NCC, CCMHC, ACS and Helena Washington, M.Ed., LCDC, ICADC, MAC

3:30pm–4:00pm ET BREAK
4:00–5:00pm ET Closing Session (1 CE)

A Rainbow Pipeline: The Earnest Impact of Addiction on Black LGBTQ+ Identifying Individuals, presented by O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC

Friday, February 26, 2021

12:00–1:00pm ET OPENING SESSION (1 CE)

Integrating Music into Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Resilience of the African American Client, presented by Grady Anthony Austin

1:00pm–1:30pm ET BREAK
1:30pm–3:00pm ET Discussion (1.5 CES)

Critical Issues in the Black Community, with panelists Peter Mott, ICPS, LCDC, Katina Palmer, LPC-DC, Carmela Drake, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADP, ACGC-III, and Bakahia Madison, PsyD, LCPC, CADC

3:00pm–3:30pm ET BREAK
3:30–5:00pm ET Closing Session and Ceremony (1.5 CEs)

The Journey of the Black Helping Professional, presented by Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, EAS-C, DCMHS-COD