A big thanks to our sponsor La Hacienda!
Join us for our next membership meeting
August 26, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Meeting ID: 860 265 5340
Zoom – Virtual Meeting
Advocating for Change in Addiction Related Policy and Legislation
As addiction professionals it is in our best interest to influence emerging policy, both in Washington DC and Austin. While much attention is being paid to the national conversation, most of what influences our day to day operation occurs at the state level. Sam Rayburn, a US Representative from long ago, said, “All politics are local.” We will discuss building relationships with state officials, how to have your voice heard, and share ideas on connecting locally with your elected federal officials to influence current legislation and bring the local picture into focus. A novice in advocacy will be prepared to get started, and the more experienced will get new ideas.
*Understand the importance of engaging in the policy conversation as a constituent – in the role of service provider, employer and voter.
*Describe ways to begin and/or further a relationship with elected officials
*Discuss current state and national policy and legislative issues pertinent to those in recovery and family members, prevention and treatment providers, and recovery support organizations
Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS
Sherri Layton, LCDC, AAC, CCS is the current President of TAAP. She has previously served on TAAP’s Board of Directors, the Certification Board, and as the Mid South RVP for NAADAC. She has 43 years of experience in the addiction treatment profession and has been with La Hacienda Treatment Center since 1992. Sherri is currently Co-Chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee and is a member of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Workgroup that was established by Texas lawmakers in 2017. She also served on the workgroup that reviewed and revised Texas’ facility licensure rules for substance use treatment facilities.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
September: OD Aid
October: Fort Behavioral
November: TAAP Potluck
December: TAAP Holiday Party
January: Right Step
Join us the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Monthly CEU Business Lunch
Mark your calendar for the 4th Wednesday of each month, lunch and learn starts at 11:30. Hosted by Cornerstone Assistance Network, 3500 Noble Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111, www.canetwork.org.
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Utilizing a wide selection of speakers each attendee will receive one FREE CEU covering innovative procedures and cutting edge methodologies to better serve those who need us the most.
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