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(Optional) Narcan Training/Refresher Course

Speaker(s): David Stoecker Presentation Description:  We will learn why an overdose occurs, what puts someone at high risk of an overdose, what an overdose looks like and how to respond to someone when an overdose has happened. This will include instruction on rescue breathing and Narcan (Naloxone) administration. Objectives: Discuss causes and give explanations of… Continue reading (Optional) Narcan Training/Refresher Course

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IPS Works!!! Working on the Path to Recovery

Speaker(s): Mendy McEwen James Bryant Kendra Knudsen Joshua Smith Bug Presentation Description: Explanation of IPS services and how working is related to the path of recovery. Presenters will cover how IPS services help those living with mental health diagnoses find and maintain competitive employment which, in turn, assists in supporting recovery and their desire to… Continue reading IPS Works!!! Working on the Path to Recovery

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Keynote Presentation: “There’s an App for That”: Technology and Peer Support

Speaker(s): Les Sperling Presentation Description:    The utilization of smartphone and telehealth technology to support persons in recovery from Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health challenges is expanding rapidly. This presentation will explore technologies available to Peer Recovery Support Specialists and the people they serve. Additional information will include examples of successful utilization of technology… Continue reading Keynote Presentation: “There’s an App for That”: Technology and Peer Support

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Opening Presentation: Wise Choices Lead to Resiliency!

Speaker(s): William Keeney Presentation Description: This  presentation teaches how to use Critical Thinking in making Choices which leads to Resiliency-based decisions and empowerment. This is geared towards understanding and defeating Risk Taking Choices that lead to adverse habits/addictions, such as and including drug use, aggressive driving, DUI, bullying and suicide. You will be taught (… Continue reading Opening Presentation: Wise Choices Lead to Resiliency!

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Stop WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) & Roll

Speaker(s): Patricia Johnson Presentation Description: The Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a structured system for monitoring uncomfortable and distressing signs and symptoms, and through planned responses, reducing, modifying or eliminating those signs and symptoms. It also includes plans for responses from others when your symptoms have made it impossible for you to continue to make… Continue reading Stop WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) & Roll

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Keynote Presentation, Two Truths and a Lie: Powerful Statements (and some questions) About the Future of Recovery

Speaker(s): Randy Johnson Presentation Description: Following decades of forward movement in the peer movement and in our behavioral health systems, we face new pressures, exciting challenges, and opportunities that have never before been a part of our world. This presentation looks at the arc of our individual and collective recovery over time, and asks questions about… Continue reading Keynote Presentation, Two Truths and a Lie: Powerful Statements (and some questions) About the Future of Recovery

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Motivational Interviewing in Groups

Speaker(s): Scott Kerby Presentation Description: This presentation is based off the book “Motivational interviewing in Groups” by Chris Wagner and Karen Ingersol. Motivational Interviewing can be particularly helpful in group settings to keep the focus on change and also to build momentum towards behavior change. During this session several techniques will be demonstrated and allow participants the opportunity… Continue reading Motivational Interviewing in Groups

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Troubleshooting Peer Led Groups

Speaker(s): Toni Jordan, MRSS-P, CMPS, FSP, MAADC Sarah Earll Presentation Description: This presentation will look at common issues that facilitators face while leading Peer Led Groups. The presenters will discuss with presentation participants several common issues facilitators face while leading groups and present possible solutions. This presentation will also give participants a chance to troubleshoot with… Continue reading Troubleshooting Peer Led Groups