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The Opiate Crisis: Stories and Solutions

September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rutland High School Lecture Hall 

Join Vermont PBS for a screening and panel discussion of ‘Here Today’, a documentary film by Bess O’Brien exploring heroin and the effects of addiction on families in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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HOST: Fran Stoddard
Dr. Julia Frew
Dr. Julia Frew is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  She is the medical director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Moms in Recovery Program, which serves pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders.  Dr. Frew provides medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders as well as treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnant and postpartum women.
Jeff McKee
Jeffrey D. McKee, Psy.D. is the Vice President of Community & Behavioral Health Services at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  He has served as Director of Psychiatric Services since 2006. McKee is a licensed Psychologist who completed his Doctor of Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Indiana State University.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Castleton University. McKee is a native of Rutland.
Keith Tallon
Keith Talon is the District Manager of the Rutland Probation and Parole Office. He has worked in Corrections in Vermont in a variety of roles since 1993. In his current position, he works on reparation and restitution programs and manages the development of offender programs to include education and therapeutic initiatives to promote offender growth and public safety. Keith interacts with a significant number of civic and community groups to provide information concerning correctional services and to secure community involvement. Throughout the 90’s, Keith served on school boards in Reading VT and on the Governor’s Council of Children and Families Prevention.
Peter Mallary
Peter Mallary is a writer, editor and former legislator from the Upper Valley. He serves as the Vice President of  Government Relations and Community Outreach for PEAR, a Vermont Mental Health and Addiction recovery association. He is also on the Board of Directors for Turning Point and in recovery.

The Opiate Crisis: Stories and Solutions is a state-wide event that includes two television film broadcasts, a live television panel discussion, and three in-person film screenings and robust discussions around the opiate crisis in Vermont. Each event at the Vermont PBS Studios in Colchester, Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, The Rutland High School, and Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, will include a live audience interacting with a panel representing the medical, social work, advocacy, enforcement, prevention and recovery communities. Together, these events will explore what we have learned over the last decade about opiate addiction, what has changed, what treatments and preventions are having real impact, and what we can do better. Each panel includes people in recovery and people on the front lines, as well as experts who will speak about statewide and local initiatives aimed at taking on the crisis.

More information, here.


September 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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