Session II | Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm (PST)As part of a shared commitment to ensuring protections from discrimination apply to all people, including those in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have partnered with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) to produce a new video series, “Civil Rights Protections for Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder.” The five-part series informs audiences about the application of federal disability rights laws to child welfare programs and activities, discusses protections that apply to some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder, provides an overview of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and addresses common misconceptions about MAT as a treatment approach.
In the first session of the series, Carla Carter will provide a 45-minute overview of the video series on federal disability rights laws. The presentation will include foundational information on:
• The application of federal disability rights laws to child welfare programs and activities.
• Federal disability rights protections that apply to some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder.
• MAT and common misconceptions surrounding this treatment approach.
The second session is a conversation with Carla Carter and facilitated by Dr. Nancy Young, NCSACW Project Director. The session is an opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas and experience around federal disability rights.
Registration is free.
Carla Carter – Associate Deputy Director for Civil Rights, HHS, OCR
Nancy Young, PhD – Director, NCSACW