Cheryl Thurman RN, BSN, CRNA, CPS has been involved in various twelve step programs such as: AA, NA, ACOA, Alanon, and most recently Celebrate Recovery since 1985. Although, her profession has been Anesthesia, she has found great personal satisfaction and growth through the recovery community and her church in Houston, Mo. As ministry leader of… Continue reading Thurman, Cheryl, RN, BSN, CRNA, CPS
Speaker(s): Matthew Lynn Danny Granger Rachel Davidson Presentation Description: This closing session will inspire and encourage you! It will remind you why you do what you do each and every day. Matt, Danny, and Rachel will each talk about how recovery peer support helped change their life. Matt will share his experience with a peer who… Continue reading Closing Panel – Making a Difference, One Life at a Time!
Speaker(s): Cheryl Thurman Presentation Description: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered twelve step program based on Mathew 5:3-12. It is a program that ministers to people with hurts, hang-ups and habits that are affecting their relationships with other people and God. Objectives: Describe Celebrate Recovery Discuss what distinguishes CR from other recovery programs List how… Continue reading Celebrate Recovery – One Pathway to Recovery
Jill Richardson has worked for the Department of Mental Health for over 12 years. She currently serves as Missouri’s Statewide Family Network Coordinator. She provides training and coordination for Family Support Providers and their supervisors in all regions of the state. When not at work she can be found riding horses and participating in many… Continue reading Richardson, Jill
Speaker(s): Jill Richardson Presentation Description: Family Support Providers (FSP) give of themselves for the families they serve. Sometimes this may lead to provider burnout or fatigue. What is a nice and simple tool FSPs can use to think about their own care and wellness? Using a wellness approach can be helpful. Objectives: Describe the eight… Continue reading Family Support: Caring for You Too!
Suzanne received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from The University of Kansas and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been practicing social work in Kansas and Missouri since 2012. Suzanne specializes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder and family recovery and has frequently presented on… Continue reading Taylor, Suzanne, LCSW
Speaker(s): Suzanne Taylor, LCSW Presentation Description: During this presentation, participants will learn how families and friends are impacted by a loved one’s addiction. They can expect to gain a better understanding of resources available in the Kansas City area and techniques for helping families cope with their loved one’s addiction. Objectives: Introduce the bio-psychosocial effects… Continue reading How to Cope: Therapeutic, Evidence-Based Techniques for Helping Families & Friends Impacted by a Loved One’s Substance Use
Rick is a suicide attempt survivor; his primary job is with Community Counseling Center as the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders (ITCD) program manager and suicide prevention coordinator. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and certified addictions counselor. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and serves on two committees. Rick… Continue reading Strait, Rick
Stacey Williams is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH). She serves as the state lead for suicide prevention activities including; managing the Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Prevention Grant and the recently awarded Zero Suicide grant. Stacey has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social… Continue reading Williams, Stacey
Speaker(s): Stacey Williams Rick Strait Presentation Description: This presentation is designed with the Peer Leader in mind. As a Peer Leader it is very likely that you will encounter people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or suicidal crises. In fact, many times you may be the VERY FIRST person that your peer confides in about… Continue reading Suicide Prevention as a Peer Leader