About The Event
New Online Trainings for Professionals working in the field of Substance Use Disorders
Charlotte Sisson will introduce participants to the work of the INL, Columbo Plan and ISSUP (International Society of Substance Use Professionals).
This partnership is responsible for the delivery of the Universal Curriculum series, developed in response to the demand for current evidence-based training in the field of addiction treatment.
The curriculum provides professional development training material to cover a wide range of topics within the treatment field, and she will share with us the plans for this particular initiative going ‘virtual’ over the coming months. The series has three platforms Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) and Universal Recovery Curriculum (URC) .
Charlotte Sisson, MA
Senior Foreign Affairs Officer, Drug Demand Reduction, (Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Charlotte A. Sisson, M.A. is a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer within the Office of Global Programs & Policy in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Sisson’s primary work focuses on promoting evidence based practices and increasing the number of drug prevention, treatment, and recovery support professionals worldwide.
She is also pursuing efforts to build partnerships between the public health and criminal justice systems to increase access to treatment. Her background includes 16 years of experience at the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy where she promoted best practices on prevention, recovery and treatment in reducing the demand for drugs in the United States.
Ms. Sisson also worked with U.S. government agencies to better assess substance use disorders, increase treatment capacity, and improve care based on evidence based programs for both adults and juveniles within the criminal justice system.
Ms. Sisson earned her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Liberal Arts and Sciences concentrating in Economics, Political Science and French and received a Master’s Degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University.