Ken DeCerchio, MSW, CAP
About our Presenter
Ken DeCerchio, MSW, CAP currently serves as the program director of the In-Depth Technical Assistance Program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, and the Deputy Project Director of the National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams, funded by the Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Prior to joining the Center for Children and Family Futures in July 2007, Mr.DeCerchio served as the Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2005 to 2007, and as the State Substance Abuse Director from 1995-2005. In 2001, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. DeCerchio as Deputy Director for Treatment for the Florida Office of Drug Control. Mr. DeCerchio served on SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council from 2004-2008. In June 2005, Mr. DeCerchio received the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director´s Service Award for his leadership and support in the substance abuse prevention and treatment field. In August 2007, Mr. DeCerchio received the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association´s Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to prevention and treatment services in Florida. Mr. DeCerchio has been a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in Florida’s 2nd judicial circuit since 2008.
Participants will be able to identify at least three evidence-based strategies that are designed to enhance the clinical team-based care of patients with substance or opioid use disorders treatment.
The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this activity have reported NO financial relationship(s)* with ineligible companies**.
* A “financial relationship" includes employee, researcher (named as the PI), consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and/or an ownership interest (not including stocks owned in a managed portfolio).
** An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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