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?
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
Speaker(s): David Stoecker, LCSW, MRSS-P, MAADC-II, CGRS Chad Sabora, BA, JD Presentation Description: This presentation will examine the role that recovery community centers play in improving retention rates in recovery for individuals. The presenters will show how offering harm reduction and outreach services can increase a current user’s desire to enter treatment for their substance… Continue reading Recovery Community Centers – Making a Difference
Speaker: Tim Conroy, MLSLT, CMPS Presentation: This presentation will look at the Role of the Peer Specialist in the workplace and discuss managing various types of conflict that may occur. A brief discussion of conflict styles will lead to the presentation of a tool that can help Peer Specialists advocate for their peers in a… Continue reading Peer Specialists in the Work Place: Skills for Effective Teams