Webinar w/Ivette Torres: Engaging Community to Fight Addiction

Posted on March 13, 2017

Helping you find the resources you need
By Dolores (Dee) Cloward, Special Events Coordinator
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You are invited to join in for our spring SMART Recovery Special Event Webinar with Ivette Torres, Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at SAMHSA. Ms. Torres will speak to us about recovery issues and how YOU, those of you in recovery, facilitators, family members, professionals, or others who support you, can be conduits to getting others to seek help!

Engaging Community to Fight Addiction will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT.  [ Registration ]

In this engaging and informative talk, Ms. Torres will discuss some of today’s topics of concern on behavioral health as it relates to addiction. She will also share how SAMHSA helps communities gain access to the resources they need. Within that, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) promotes community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community.

Ms. Torres oversees the CSAT team responsible for generating and disseminating substance abuse treatment information to SAMHSA’s mission-related constituents. She also develops national communication strategies and campaigns including the observance of  National Recovery Month.

National Recovery Month takes place in September each year and Ms. Torres is an ardent and enthusiastic supporter and promoter of this initiative. This is a great time to start planning early for events and activities, and we welcome her excitement! We hope to see more SMART local National Recovery Month events than ever before in 2017.

SMART Recovery is delighted to continue bringing free webinars on topics of interest to the general public, as well as to our own community of participants, facilitators, professionals, friends and family members.

Mark your calendar and please register to join us on Saturday, March 18th.

About the Speaker:
Ms. Torres has been with SAMHSA for almost 20 years and is Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs in SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).  She holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Policy from George Washington University and a Master of Education from the School of Rehabilitation Administration at Northeastern University.