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Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The NBTS Center for Clergy Care and SAMHSA
Present

An Interfaith Summit on the Impact of the Opioid Crisis and the Role of Spiritual Leaders

Date, Time and Place:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, New Brunswick Theological Seminary

Meals:

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

Target Audience:

Region II seminary presidents and/or deans, seminary professors (NJ/NYC/PR), key interfaith clergy from the region, community leaders, state government, and politicians (local, state and federal).  And, of course media. (This includes the three seminaries in PR)

Featured Speakers Include:

Dennis O. Romero, MA
Regional Administrator, DHHS Region II

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley, SCP
Vice President of Community Relations, Director of the Center for Clergy Care, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, NBTS

Rev. Micah McCreary, Ph.D.
President
John Henry Livingston Professor of Theology,
New Brunswick Theological Seminary

 

Admission is free, but registration is required.   Please RSVP to Carmen.Negron@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

Schedule of the day:

TIME

PROGRAM

SPEAKER(S)

09:00

10:30

Registration

Continental Breakfast

Resource Tables

09:30

09:45

Interfaith Prayers Spiritual Leaders of diverse faith traditions offer a one minute prayer (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist).

09:45

10:00

Welcome – Purpose of the Day Willard Ashley, D.Min., SCP
Vice President of Community Relations
Director, Center for Clergy Care
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

10:00

10:30

Greetings

Elected Officials

Special Invited Guests

10:30

11:00

Behavioral Health Landscape Dennis Romero, MA
Regional Administrator
Region II: NJ, NY, PR, USVI, and Federally Recognized Tribes in the NortheastSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

11:00

11:15

Break Resource Tables (12)

11:15

11:45

Academic, Theological & Practical Perspective Micah McCreary, PhD
President & John Henry Livingston Professor of Theology,  New Brunswick Theological Seminary

11:45

12:30

How Can Congregations Be Of Help?

Open Table – IAF

Jon Katov, Rachel M. Ludwig, George Cope (Open Table)
& Joe Morris (Industrial Areas Foundation – IAF)

12:30

01:30

Chat & Chew

Guided Questions from Presentations

Table Talk

Willard Ashley, Facilitator

01:30

02:00

Medical Perspective Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM,
Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Chief Innovation OfficerandAlexia LaPietra, DO
Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Pain ManagementSt. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey

02:00

02:30

Law Enforcement Perspective Joseph D. Coronato, Esq.
Ocean County, NJ  Prosecutor

02:30

03:00

Hospital Administration

Perspective

Deborah Visconi, President and CEO
New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus, New Jersey
2018 NJ Hospital Administrator of the Year

03:00

03:30

Senior Substance Use Counselor Perspective Imam (Ret.) Muhammad Hatim, PhD, DMin, BCCC, CADC, Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community, Senior Counselor, Substance Use/Mental Health Disorder

03:30

03:30

Closing Remarks Networking Tables with information and resources will include: NBTS, SAMHSA, HRSA, OASH, HHS & ACF, Open Table, Industrial Areas Foundation, Mental Health Association of New Jersey, and the American Red Cross.

 

Details

Date:
August 28
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue

NJ Campus
35 SEMINARY PLACE
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901 United States
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