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Knock Out Opioid Use Learning Series Webinar – Empowering Parents in Prevention & Recovery

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


An expert panel will discuss the webinar topic & answer questions

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
o Identify ways to speak with and guide parents to address prevention of children’s substance use and addiction
o Explain basic practices of safe storage and disposal of medicine and how the care team can share this information with patients and parents/guardians of patients
o Identify optimal treatment interventions and strategies the care team can use to promote health and reduce substance use among adolescents
o Identify the signs and symptoms of substance use in children and adolescents

Dr. Melissa Wallach, MD, FAAP
Dr. Melissa Wallach is the director of medical education for the St. George’s University Medical School Program and director of quality improvement of the pediatric primary care practices at Hackensack Meridian Health. Wallach also served as a member of the teaching faculty and director of ambulatory pediatrics. In addition to her work at Jersey Shore Medical Center, she also sees patients in offices in Neptune and Asbury Park. Wallach serves on the executive council of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP). Wallach graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and then earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed a combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics residency program at Maimonides Medical Center.

Lissette Lester, MSW
Lissette Lester (she/her/hers) is the deputy director of case practice in New Jersey for the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). Through this role, Lissette is able to focus on her commitment to improving outcomes for both the children and families served by DCP&P. Lissette earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University, followed by a master’s degree in social work from Monmouth University. She started her career at DCP&P in 2000 as a family service specialist in Mercer County, where she worked with adolescents and conducted investigations of child abuse and neglect. In 2017, Lissette was promoted to local office manager for the Camden North Local Office. In this role, she structured the development of staff in family team meetings, provided staff with effective strategies to enhance their case practice and reduce the number of children in placement.

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July 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm




Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
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