Friday, December 14, 2018

December 13, 2018

Join NAADAC for a Professional Exchange Delegation to Kosovo on May 18-25, 2019

NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals and the National Council for Behavioral Health are honored to have been selected to lead the Addiction and Mental Health Counseling Professionals Delegation to the Republic of Kosovo.

Join NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and the National Council President and CEO Linda Rosenberg from May 18-25, 2019, for this important international exchange program that will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of addiction and mental health programs in Kosovo, the Balkan region, and Eastern Europe.

Celebrating 10 years of independent governance in 2018, Kosovo has endeavored to develop a solid infrastructure to support its civil society. A culture that has been shaped by conflict and violence now looks to a bright future. Supported by U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, Kosovo, the poorest nation in Europe, is home to some of the most innovative programs addressing the challenges of access to health care, advancing education, stabilizing the rule of law, and ensuring basic human needs for their entire population.
Connect with addiction and mental health professionals in Kosovo to discuss:
  • Epidemiology of addiction and mental health disorders in Kosovo;
  • Assessment, intervention and referral, treatment and care options for drug and alcohol use disorders;
  • Scarcity of service providers and access to treatment;
  • Role of primary care and community-based services in identification and treatment;
  • Ongoing quality of life and community rehabilitation programming;
  • Resources for patients and affected family members;
  • Treatment for post-war traumatic disorders; and
  • Roles of international NGOs in developing programs in Kosovo. 
Delegation Leaders
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, the premier addiction professional association serving over 10,000 members and representing the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States. Prior to this role, Cynthia had more than 20 years of experience serving homeless populations and dealing with the co-occurrence of poverty and substance abuse issues, serving as the administrator of multi-county, publicly-funded alcohol/drug prevention/ intervention/treatment centers with services ranging from prenatal care to the serving the elderly. She has been a trainer in Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Conflict Resolution for over 35 years and is a curriculum writer in addiction screening and evaluation, counseling methods, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders and medicated assisted treatment and recovery.

Linda Rosenberg, MSW, is President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, the nation’s largest mental health and addiction education and advocacy association with 2900 member organizations serving 10 million Americans. Prior to joining the National Council, Linda was New York State’s Senior Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health where she opened New York’s first Mental Health Court; implemented NY’s assisted outpatient program, Kendra’s Law; designed services and housing for the homeless; and developed and operated a Home and Community Waiver Programs for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families.
NAADACThe Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.741.7686 / 800.548.0497

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