NECAT Webinar – The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and Trafficking

This New England Coalition Against Trafficking webinar will discuss the intersection of substance use disorders and trafficking, with a special focus on opiate dependence.

Presenters:  

Daniella Cameron, MSW, is the Senior Director of the Preble Street Teen and Anti-Trafficking Services providing program leadership to Teen Services and Anti-Trafficking Services, including program development and evaluation, policy, systems and safety development, community relations and grants management. Daniella has led the Anti-Trafficking Services (ATS) program since its 2013 inception, supporting the provision of comprehensive services to over 170 survivors of human trafficking and training of over 3000 people to build awareness across Maine and New England alongside spearheading state advocacy initiatives. Additionally, Daniella co-founded the Greater Portland Coalition of Trafficking and Exploitation and is a member of the Freedom Network USA and has presented nationally on her work in Maine.  Prior to this role, Daniella served as the supervisor of Preble Street Teen Services, providing comprehensive shelter and case management services to homeless and street-involved youth ages 12-21. Daniella has an MSW from Hunter College in New York City, with a dual track in casework practices and community organizing.

Caitlin Corrigan is the Health Services Director of Preble Street, and formerly supervised the Anti-Trafficking Services program at Preble Street. In Caitlin’s current role, she manages several programs focused on increasing access to healthcare, including medication assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. One such program is a unique pilot collaboration with Greater Portland Health to provide daily observed dosing of suboxone in the context of a comprehensive, wraparound program that includes intensive case management from Preble Street staff. From 2005-2012, Caitlin worked as an educator and performing artist in New Orleans, and, through those different roles, helped both youth and adults move through trauma using a range of non-traditional interventions, including story circles and immersive, improvisational theatre.

Zoe M Brokos has been working in harm reduction since 2009. She is a Community Health Promotion Specialist with the City of Portland’s Public Health Division and oversees the daily operations of the Portland Needle Exchange Program. In 2012, Zoe helped to implement both a community sharps box campaign and a naloxone distribution protocol. Zoe helped form I AM HERE Outreach Team, which is volunteer-run and does street-based needle exchange, harm reduction, overdose response education and safe sharps disposal. This team is responsible for organizing the International Overdose Awareness March and Vigil that is held each year in Portland. In 2017, Zoe started collaborating with Maine Family Planning and the Reproductive Empowerment Project to provide accessible birth control and health care for women with opioid use dependency at risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. This project launched in the summer of 2018 through needle exchange programs across the state. Zoe is a co-founder of the Maine Harm Reduction Alliance and chaired the education committee for 5 years. She sits on the Overdose Prevention Task Force for the City of Portland, the Amistad Community Board, The Journey House Recovery Board and Dignity for Opiate Users. She also provides trainings, presentations and technical support to a variety of agencies and programs across York and Cumberland counties. Most recently, Zoe collaborated with the University of New England in the planning of the first annual Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference on October 26th in Portland.

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