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Navigating Rural Realities: Addressing Substance Use and Aging in Agricultural Communities

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Navigating Rural Realities: Addressing Substance Use and Aging in Agricultural Communities

Thursday, February 22, 2024; 12 PM – 1 PM Central Time

Summary: Join us for an insightful presentation that delves into the unique challenges faced by aging individuals in rural agricultural communities, where the intersection of substance use and the aging process pose complex problems. We will examine the social, economic, and healthcare factors that contribute to substance use among older adults in the agricultural sector.

The specific nuances of rural life that impact substance use patterns will be explored, from the isolation often experienced by farmers to the stressors associated with unpredictable agricultural cycles. We will explore the impact of these factors on mental health and coping mechanisms, leading to a deeper understanding of the prevalence of substance use among the aging population in rural areas. We will also examine interventions and innovative approaches that have proven effective in mitigating substance use issues among the aging population in rural settings. Whether you are a healthcare professional, community leader, or someone interested in the well-being of rural communities, this presentation will provide valuable insights and practical strategies for addressing substance use and promoting healthy aging in the unique context of agricultural life.

Intended Audience: Rural medical and mental health providers, community providers, community leaders anyone who works in rural areas

Objectives: At the end of this webinar participants will…

  • Have an increased awareness of the unique challenges faced by aging individuals in rural agricultural communities that contribute to substance use.
  • Understand the factors that contribute to substance use in the aging agricultural population.
  • Be able to identify and use common interventions to address substance use in rural populations.

Register Here

Meet the Presenter:

Dr. Tina Chasek LIMHP, LADC, MAC
Professor, Chair, University of Nebraska of Omaha
Dr. Chasek is a Professor and Chair of the Counseling Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Associate Director of Rural Development for the Behavioral Healthcare Center of Nebraska-University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Dr. Chasek is a counselor educator, a practicing mental health and addictions counselor and a behavioral health care administrator. Her research interests include counselor preparation, rural behavioral health issues, clinical outcomes, and the behavioral health workforce. Dr. Chasek has served as Past President of the International Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Chairman of the Nebraska Alcohol and Drug Licensing Board, and a National Farm Medicine Research Fellow.

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Event Category:
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TFng79ReTtyUtmnrmRrnfw#/registration

Organizer

AgriSafe Network
Email
info@agrisafe.org

Venue

Online
NE United States + Google Map

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