April 25, 2017
NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined forces with the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities, Department of Health & Human Resources and Marshall University to reach out to build awareness and educate college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines.
The West Virginia SAMHSA-NAADAC Workforce Forum focused on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines that deliver not only a fulfilling life of helping others, but the opportunity for advancement and creativity. In addition, students learned about West Virginia's workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities. Finally, students visited with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities.
Please contact Amy Saunders, Sr. Program Administrator, Student Development at Marshall University at 304.696.4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.