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Loni Pruitt

Stepping Up Resolution

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This morning at the County Commission meeting, the resolution was passed to officially make Saline County a “Stepping Up” County. Please see attached for signed resolution.

I look forward to continuing this work with each of you and seeing what Stepping Up can bring in enhancing our current policies, programs, and procedures when it comes to behavioral health conditions and our justice system.

– Rachel Bieker, Wellness and Prevention Coordinator at CKF Addiction Treatment

Reso 21-2344 Stepping Up Initiative-SIGNED

Implementing Opioid and Substance Use Screenings For Perinatal Patients Presentation

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On November 10, 2021, Shane Hudson (CEO CKF Addiction Treatment) and Patricia Carillo (University of Kansas Project Coordinator) presented on Implementing Opioid and Substance Use Screenings for Perinatal Patients at the 2021 Kansas Opioid and Stimulant Conference.

The occurrence of opioid use during pregnancy and postpartum has escalated in recent years due to inconsistent early identification and intervention procedures. With cases of perinatal substance use disorder (SUD) on the rise, a lack of consistent identification and follow-up has left many women undiagnosed and without treatment. According to data released by the CDC in 2020, 7% of women reported abuse of prescription opioid pain relievers during pregnancy, while 14-22% of women report filling a prescription for opioids during the perinatal period. Opioid use in perinatal women can lead to poor health outcomes for both mother and baby, including poor fetal growth, preterm birth, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

These numbers emphasize the need for improved screening and further access to treatment for perinatal substance use disorders. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) perinatal behavioral health program, Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC), has outlined best practice recommendations for screening and effectively intervening when perinatal substance use is identified. This presentation aims to provide information about the long-term effects of substance use on perinatal women and their families and increase awareness of screening and intervention best practices.

Participants will leave this session with the knowledge and tools they need to establish an organization-wide screening policy for substance use during the perinatal period, including the screening tool(s) to be used, the frequency in which screenings should occur, and response protocol for positive screens and crisis intervention. In addition, resources will be discussed in the context of the Kansas behavioral health landscape, including guidelines for reducing barriers to care – such as coordination of treatment, navigating reimbursement, and telehealth services.

CKF Addiction Treatment’s sponsorship of the inaugural Social Work Wildcat Conference on October 18, 2021

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The focus of the Oct. 18 virtual conference, organized by K-State Salina’s social work faculty and professional education outreach, centered on substance and behavioral addictions. Presenters led discussions around the link between addiction, trauma and suicide; health care’s response to addiction; and brain function and addiction recovery. Four different presenters — Shane Hudson, CKF Addiction Treatment; Danielle Blea, Smoky Hill Family Med Residency; Jeremy P. Elledge, NewView Healing Solutions LLC; and Jana Hinz, Architect Counseling Center — led the discussions with the attendees.

Read the full article at https://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/2021-10/social-work-conference102721.html

Community Care Network of Kansas (CCNK) 2021 Annual Conference

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CKF Addiction Treatment CEO, Shane Hudson, was asked by the Community Care Network of Kansas to present at their 2021 Annual Conference. He presented on “Substance Use Disorder: Lessons Learned Before and During the Pandemic” at 2pm on September 21st. Dealing with COVID-19 has been challenging for health care, as it has been for the world community. CKF Addiction Treatment has done great work in expanding access and partnerships through it all.
#AddictionHealthcare #EveryoneKnowsSomeone

https://www.communitycareks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Registration-Brochure-8.23.21.pdf

Abilene Open House

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Hello, everyone! The Abilene Open House was yesterday, and I wanted to share some pictures of the new space with all of you. We are very excited to be in a new office that is more functional and better reflects the work we do in addiction health care. Thank you to Marie and Brittany for all the great work you are doing in Abilene and for hosting us yesterday!

Shane

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Receives $2.7 Million to Fund New KS HEART Program

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CKF Addiction Treatment is excited to be one of two partner agencies receiving funding under the KS Helping Empower And Recover Together (KS HEART) program through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Grant funding through this program will be used to provide evidence-based, family-centered treatment services to pregnant and postpartum women in Kansas with substance use disorders.

https://governor.kansas.gov/governor-laura-kelly-announces-kansas-department-for-aging-and-disability-services-receives-2-7-million-to-fund-new-ks-heart-program/

CKF Abilene is Moving

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I am excited to share with you that CKF Abilene is finding a new home at 103 NW 3rd Street!

We have known that the Abilene office has been outgrowing itself for quite some time and because of the great service being offered in Abilene we only see demand continuing. After looking at a few locations, we settled on one last month that is going to be a great fit. The office will continue to be located in downtown Abilene but the quality, size, and functionality of the space will be vastly improved. The renovations to the new space have been completed and staff will begin moving over this Friday with an Open House taking place on September 13th.

– Shane

Social Work Wildcat Conference, October 18th

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CKF Addiction Treatment CEO, Shane Hudson, will be presenting at the Social Work Wildcat Conference hosted by Kansas State University Polytechnic on October 18th. CKF Addiction Treatment is the lead sponsor for this event, and we are excited to be involved any time addiction is a highlighted topic. Educating the community and professionals is a strategic focus of ours so that we can help improve knowledge of addiction.

https://www.salina.k-state.edu/research-training/training-professional-development/social-work/wildcat-conference/