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MHLP Faculty Participate In Global Drug Demand Reduction Partners on Workforce Development Meetings

MHLP Faculty Participate In Global Drug Demand Reduction Partners on Workforce Development Meetings

Roger Peters, Ph.D. and Cary Hopkins Eyles, M.A., CAP from the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Universal Treatment Center (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities at USF participated in meetings of the Global Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Partners on Workforce Development from January 29 - February 2 in Washington D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).  The meetings were designed to enhance coordination in disseminating evidence-based training for addiction prevention and treatment professionals, and included representatives from international organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) of the Colombo Plan, the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), the African Union, the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR), and the International Society of Substance Abuse Professionals (ISSUP), as well as other experts from around the world.  Dr. Peters and Ms. Hopkins-Eyles provided three presentations at the meeting, regarding dissemination of the UTC training curriculum, mentorship training, and technology to support virtual mentorship activities."