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UHD to Host First Live Webinar About Methamphetamine Crisis May 10

UHD's Center for Family Strengths and Technology Learning Services will present the University's first live webinar on the methamphetamine crisis Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. CST.

Employers in social services, health care, education and law enforcement whose employees do home visits are encouraged to participate online. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of essential information about how the drug affects people and their environment, as well as signs of a potential meth lab or meth use that could put employees at risk.

Those interested in signing up for the webinar should visit this website and click on "Register Now" (in blue). The webinar costs $59 for early bird registration.

Students in Lecturer Judith Harris's Criminal Justice senior seminar class worked closely with the Center to develop the webinar as part of a high-impact learning experience. The students helped to develop the content, including a background paper, a quiz for continuing education credit, marketing and technology. These students will present their findings at UHD's upcoming High-Impact Practices Showcase on Monday, April 29.

Narcotics detective Brian Sallee, an expert on methamphetamine use and a recent interviewee of National Public Radio and the New Yorker Magazine, will moderate the live webinar. He is the co-author of "The Handbook of Methamphetamine: What You Need to Know" and "Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving."

Detective Sallee serves as president of BBS Narcotics Enforcement Training & Consulting, LLC. His 32-year career in criminal justice began as a uniformed narcotics patrol officer and includes 21 years in narcotics units, completing all aspects of narcotics investigations. He is a certified lab investigator and site safety officer and also works as a sworn detective assigned to the meth unit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He holds a bachelor's degree in police science and a master's degree in criminal justice.