Recovery Month Community Discussion

Date & Time

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Details
Event Description: 
The library is hosting a community discussion on mental health and substance use disorders to celebrate National Recovery Month, an annual observance sponsored each September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Allison M. Smith, Associate Director of the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities (LaCASU), will moderate the discussion. Participants will use their responses to the Recovery Month Art Exhibit (on display in the Main Library from September 1st through 10th) to facilitate an exploration of our community’s reactions to and experiences with mental health and substance use disorders. The primary goals of the discussion are to advance the community’s understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to improve the visibility of Baton Rouge’s recovery community. Resources for recovery will be displayed at the event.
Type of Event: 
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
40
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
7711 Goodwood Blvd
City: 
Baton Rouge
U.S. State: 
Louisiana
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
70806
Website for additional information: 
ebrpl.com
Contacts
Contact Name: 
Samantha
Last Name: 
Belmont
Address Line 1: 
7711 Goodwood Blvd
City: 
Baton Rouge
U.S. State: 
Louisiana
Zip Code: 
70806
Phone: 
225 231 3710 ext 3401
Supporting Materials
Additional information (press materials, media updates, etc.): 

Moderator Bio
Allison M. Smith, PhD co-facilitates the Louisiana Higher Education Coalition (LaHEC), statewide Core Survey administration, and spearheads efforts to establish the first Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) in the state of Louisiana on the LSU campus. Allison’s experience includes internships with both Nurse Family Partnership and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern University in 2009, a Masters of Public Administration from Louisiana State University in May 2011 followed by a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration in 2016.
 

Notification: 
Yes
Last Updated: 08/17/2017