NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are joining forces with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP) and Metropolitan State University to reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 11 at Metropolitan State, Founders Hall and Great Hall, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, 55106. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; lunch and exhibitors from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be food and door prizes.
The Forum will focus on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines that deliver not only a fulfilling life of helping others, but the opportunity for advancement and creativity. In addition, students will learn about Minnesota’s workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities. Finally, on-site students will visit with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities. The Forum will be live-streamed at partner satellite locations, and taped for future posting on NAADAC’s website.
Register online at the NAADAC website.
This event is organized and sponsored by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Addiction Professionals, and Metropolitan State.