EDUCATION ACROSS OUR GREAT STATE

NSU DEPT. OF SOCIAL WORK WILL CO-HOST OPIOID SYMPOSIUM

Brought To You By NSU; Written by Leah Jackson

Northwestern State University’s Department of Social Work and the Louisiana Department of Public Health will host the in-person and virtual Spring Opioid Symposium on Maternal Health on Friday, April 26 at NSU.  Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m.-noon with the program going from noon-3 p.m. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and the community.  A free lunch will be provided by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  

The symposium offers no-cost CEU credits for social workers, nurses and EMS professionals.  

About 7 percent of women reported using prescription opioid pain relievers during pregnancy, according to 2019 self-reported data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Participants will learn about the effects of opioid  use disorder (OUD) on maternal health, including: 

  • Pregnancy and OUD 
  • Support through and after pregnancy 
  • Improving the health outcomes of women with OUD 
  • The legal and law enforcement side 
  • Northwest Louisiana’s Mobile Crisis Response 
  • Demonstration of Narcan administration 
  • One individual’s powerful recovery story 

Register in advance by scanning the QR code below or visit https://bit.ly/3P9JoVS.   

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Campbell, Social Work Department interim chair, at campbellsu@nsula.edu

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