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
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!
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
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
Speaker(s): Jason Klaus Tim Conroy Presentation Description: The Missouri Crisis Intervention Team is a partnership of law enforcement and other first responders, behavioral health providers, hospitals, courts, individuals with lived experience and community partners who are dedicated to implementing the Missouri Model of CIT. Through these partnerships and training, first responders can help individuals in… Continue reading What is the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and What Does it Mean for Peers?
Pick the topic that most interests you. Facilitators will be at each table. Description: During lunch, table tents will be set up on each of the tables with a specific topic for those around the table to discuss. Please sit at a table that has the specific topic you would like to learn more about… Continue reading Hot Topics Lunch
Speaker(s): Bobbi Jo Reed Alon Fisch Heather Gieck Presentation Description: We all know that a safe and sober place to live is one essential element to recovery. In this session, three recovery housing providers from Springfield, Jefferson City, and Kansas City will provide valuable information on the importance of recovery housing and how they each started a… Continue reading The Importance of Housing in the Recovery Journey
Speaker(s): Mirna Herrera Presentation Description: How and why we need to ask “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?”. We will explore how trauma affects a person’s life and using compassion as a key to being trauma sensitive. We will discuss triggers and their effects on us and the people around us;… Continue reading Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture
Speaker(s): Mirna Herrera Presentation Description: Have the confidence to say “This is my story, and I’m proud of it” because success is led by the power of communication. During this presentation we will discuss the importance of communication in the role of peer leaders and peer supporters. We will cover effective communication skills with managers… Continue reading Communication – The Vital Tool to Peer Success