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Educational Programs for Human Service Professionals
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The annual Georgia School of
Addiction Studies offers a unique opportunity for professional
development, information exchange, and networking. It is
designed to address the need for knowledge and skill development
through advanced training.
The Georgia School grew from many
years of experience with and support of the Southeastern School
of Alcohol and Drug Studies, which was among the oldest existing
regional training events of its kind.
The Georgia School will continue to
faithfully listen to the needs of participants and diligently
work to create a positive learning environment that has been an
important part of the training of thousands of substance abuse
professionals. The annual conference promises to help
participants return to their community ready to roll up their
sleeves with renewed energy, motivation, and commitment.
The purpose and objectives of the
Georgia School of Addiction Studies shall be:
To foster and maintain the
integrity of substance abuse related services by assisting
in providing continuing training and educational programs
for human service professionals whose duties include law
enforcement, prevention, intervention, treatment, child
welfare, victimís services, probation, courts, education,
and rehabilitation or related social services.
To promote a broader
understanding of response to, and acceptance of, the process
of addiction and its impact in the areas of health, family,
community, crime and the work place.
To encourage the exchange of
professional knowledge through educational conferences and
programs of continuing education.
To encourage, establish, and
maintain high standards of professional education and
training for all component groups of the human service
To involve federal, state, and
local agencies/organizations in efforts to enhance the
development of a comprehensive continuing educational
program focusing on substance abuse prevention and treatment
Encouraging the exchange
of professional knowledge through an annual educational conference
collaboration among organizations focused on addiction.