Megan Souter

Title: Preventionist

Department: Prevention

MSouter@mcpik.org

973-625-1998

Extension: 105

What are your primary duties? Morris County’s Overdose Fatality Review Team Subcommittee Coordinator aiding in the organization and execution of recommendations identified by the team. Through recommendations from the OFRT, collaborate with the marketing department to produce public anti-stigma, community education and harm reduction material. As a direct service provider, I’ve been trained to provided evidence based programs and trend updates in a multitude of community settings including schools, youth serving organizations and county facilities.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?University of New Haven – BS in Criminal Justice, certificate in Family & Juvenile Justice, certificate in Victim Services Administration. Rutgers University – Master in Social Work with a certificate in Child-Adolescent Protection

How many years have you worked in the field? I have been in the field since 2017 – starting off as an intern with the Morris County Youth Shelter and spending time as a counselor prior to the pandemic. Since then, I have expanded my passion with Prevention is Key since 2021!

Why do you work in the field?  This field has shown me that it’s not always about making a big change, but about the little things that make a difference to even just one individual. One of my first inspirations came from an adaptation of The Starfish Story by Loren Eiseley.