April 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am – April 22, 2020 @ 3:45 pm
Mid-America Science Park
821 S. Lake Road
Erin Klaus-Morse

Data shows that the workplace is the most powerful and effective environment for directing individuals to assistance, and every business has a desire to retain and assist valuable talent. With over 200,000 Hoosiers suffering from substance use disorder currently employed and over 800,000 Hoosiers struggling with illicit drug use, employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

On April 21-22, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host educational event sessions as part of the Compassionate Community Conference in Scottsburg. A Compassionate Community is a resilient and prosperous community where businesses and families have the greatest opportunity to thrive. When this was implemented in Scott County an amazing thing happened – nearly all the people who contracted HIV during the 2015 outbreak are virally suppressed. In just four years, the number of people in recovery has increased 1000%, new Hepatitis C cases are declining, and new HIV cases have plummeted by over 97% to just 5 in 2018. This was accomplished by building relationships and partnering with people in recovery. Business leaders understand the widespread nature of the opioid crisis and the need for well-established recovery resources in a community. Future business opportunities and expansions will be targeted in areas that have developed these resources. This conference will explore:

  • How to partner businesses with recovery services for a stronger, more resilient workforce.
  • How to become a Trauma Informed Community.
  • How to develop a strong Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC).
  • How to develop an evidence-based treatment network.

The Indiana Workforce Recovery sessions will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. These sessions are a continuation of the popular event series from 2019, which saw over 600 business participants attend events around the state, 95% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization, and ranked the program at a 4.5 out of five in overall quality. The knowledge, experience and resources gained in these sessions will help employers address the full spectrum of substance misuse issues from recreational marijuana or alcohol abuse to severe opioid use disorder.

As a participant in these sessions you will receive:

  • Strategies for intervention, assistance, and retention
  • Legal guidance for navigating regulations including: ADA, FMLA, and Indiana Substance Use Treatment Law
  • Best practice for effective partnership with regional treatment and recovery supports
  • Real life examples of success and empathy exercises
  • Complimentary prescription disposal kits for your workplace (up to 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

Compassionate Community Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 21
Registration and Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
General Session 9:00am-10:15am
Upper Management Session – panel moderated by Indiana Workforce Recovery 10:15am-11:30am
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 10:30am-11:30am
Expo & Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 1:30pm-2:30pm
Closing General Session – with Brandon George, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition 2:45pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, April 22
Registration and Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
General Session – with Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner  9:00am-10:15am
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 10:45am-11:45am
Lunch 10:45am-1:00pm
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 1:15pm-2:15pm
Closing General Session – with Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration 2:30pm-4:45pm