OFA Webinar: Opioid Use Disorder, Treatment, and Barriers to Employment Among TANF Recipients
Opioid use disorder in the United States has skyrocketed since 2010, yet little contemporary research has been conducted on this surge’s effects on the TANF population. Existing research about the opioid crisis primarily focuses on its impact on the general population, while TANF-centered studies almost exclusively examine general substance use. Moreover, opioid and substance use disorders have been shown to be significant barriers to employment for low-income individuals. Such an information gap makes it difficult to properly address TANF recipients’ needs for effective opioid use treatment. This webinar will explore how opioid use disorder affects TANF recipients and TANF-eligible individuals, as well as emerging strategies for assessing and treating these populations. Through this webinar, the audience will:
- Examine the prevalence of opioid use disorder among TANF recipients and the TANF-eligible population, as well as the barriers to employment it creates
- Learn about two promising programs connecting TANF-eligible individuals to opioid use disorder screening, assessment, and treatment services
- Reflect how state, local, and community-based opioid use disorder treatment organizations can address TANF recipients’ distinct needs.
Please join us on March 29, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST for this interactive webinar.
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