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Register Today for Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach

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Note: Missed this event? Watch the full discussion on our Facebook page.

Join us for Addressing the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic: A Trauma-Informed Cross-Sector Approach, a panel discussion that will be introduced by Rahul Gupta, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Health Officer of March of Dimes, and moderated by Evie Blad of Education Week.

Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 7-9:30am (Pacific) / 10am-12:30pm (Eastern)
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, 13th Floor – Holeman Lounge, Washington, DC 20045

Schools and communities struggle to support students and educators impacted by the opioid epidemic. In this event, Gupta and a panel of experts in education, child welfare, justice, and behavioral health, will discuss how to find state-based, cross-sector solutions that take a collaborative approach to tackling this pervasive problem.


  • Reginald Burke, Director, Youth Development Branch, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Tara Kunkel, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts
  • Troy Quast, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
  • Ellen Quigley, Vice President of Programs, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
  • Chris Stock, Co-Chair, Colorado Harm Reduction Work Group
  • Justine Larson, Senior Medical Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

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Space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

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Event Type

Professional Development


March 19th, 2019


10:00 am


Washington, DC




Administrators, Early Childhood Professionals, Policymakers, Public, Researchers, Teacher Educators, Teachers