To reduce opioid overdose and provide support for individuals and families affected by overdoses, especially in Washington County, free trainings are available for front-line health care and behavioral health care professionals and paraprofessionals to develop techniques to employ prevention strategies in southern Rhode Island communities.

Pamela Messore, MSW, LICSW, LCDP, CAADC, developed and will deliver three consecutive courses. She is a skilled clinician and educator with over 25 years of behavioral health experience. She has served as a clinician and consultant in various settings including residential, schools, and outpatient programs in Providence and Woonsocket. Her clinical expertise encompasses work with children, adolescents and adults.

Individuals interested in all three courses should take them in order. However, courses can be taken individually. The courses are free but registration is required. $30.00 stipend will be awarded to the first 50 registrants who complete all three modules. Completion of all 3 (12 hours) = 12 Continuing Education Social Work Hours.

All training will be held at the Westerly Education Center (WEC) , which is located at 23 Friendship Street in Westerly, RI 02891. For more information you can visit their website, You can also contact the WEC by phone at 401-584-4931 or by email:

If you have questions regarding the courses or Social Work continuing education hours, please contact Dr. Tonya Glantz, Director of the Institute for Education in Healthcare at 401-456-4626 or by email:

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Please complete the registration application sections that follow to facilitate your enrollment in the three cumulative courses. Courses are limited to 30 participants and registration will be based on first come, first enrolled.

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