1.Training for Industry Workers: When statewide data showed that opioids related overdose deaths were particularly prevalent in Rhode Island’s construction industry, Building Futures partnered with the RI Building and Construction Trades Council and the RI Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The outcome? A hands-on training that gives leaders and industry workers the skills needed to address prevention, treatment, and recovery and provides life-saving Naloxone/Narcan training. Jill Sypole, Building Futures’ Health Initiatives Manager, developed and leads the training, which is aligned with the Governor’s Prevent Overdose RI Task Force. The training is offered widely at no cost and is adaptable for any audience. Contact Jill Sypole at jsypole@bfri.org to learn more.

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2. Workforce Preparation through Registered Apprenticeship: Learn about how new Registered Apprenticeship Programs are giving Rhode Islanders the skills to address the opioids crisis.

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3. Leading by example: Building Futures was among the first workplaces in Rhode Island to earn our status as a Recovery Friendly workplace through Governor Raimondo’s Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative.

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