Event: The Effects of the Opioid Crisis in Tennessee

Please join us on Friday, January 27 for the next East Tennessee Council on Children and Youth (ETCCY) educational event entitled “The Effects of the Opioid Crisis in Tennessee.” 

This event will be held from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM at Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN).

This educational event is being sponsored by the UT Center for Industrial Services, an agency of the Institute of Public Service. This event has been approved by the NASW-TN Chapter for 3.0 CEU credits for ETCCY members to request at the event. CEU’s requested will be sent by email.  (Certificates of Participation with Contact Hours will be provided to all attendees at the event.)

What is this educational event about?

The opioid crisis has not only wreaked havoc on the US, but has disproportionally affected some states, including Tennessee. Fentanyl overdose deaths have been reported as the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45 by the CDC. This presentation will include information about how the opioid crisis has become a national public health emergency, the effects it has had on children and families, the current state of affairs, and actions Tennessee leaders are taking to overcome this issue and improve the health of our state. 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Tourville, DNP, Executive Director, SMART Initiative Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee  

Registration begins at 9:00 AM.  The presentation will begin at 9:30 AM.  There will be a one-hour break for lunch and engagement at 11:00 AM. The presentation will convene at noon and continue until 1:30 PM.

For registration to attend this event, please click on the link below: