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): 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): 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
Speaker(s): Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer Karen Patton Greg Burnley Presentation Description: Peer Specialists fill such an important role for their clients and in the agencies in which they work. To remain effective in their work and maintain their own recovery, taking care of themselves is vital. However, self-care is often an assumed knowledge-base and thus, not always covered… Continue reading Self-Care for Peer Specialists
Speaker(s): David Stoecker, LCSW, MRSS-P, MAADC-II, CGRS Stacey Williams, LMSW, Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Presentation Description: Participants will receive a basic overview of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and how to apply it in their personal lives. WRAP® is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination.… Continue reading Get on the Right Track with WRAP®
Speaker: Mickie McDowell Presentation: As peer specialists, we need to understand the importance of helping our peers create and sustain natural supports within their communities. In order to effectively do this, we must first understand why this is important and what the difference is between a natural and unnatural support. This interactive presentation will cover… Continue reading Creating and Sustaining Natural Supports for Peers