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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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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: A Discussion with SAMHSA

Speaker: Kimberly (Kim) Nelson, SAMHSA, MO Presentation Description: Session will cover the importance of peer support, how other states are utilizing peers, salary and other trends in peer support nationally. Objectives: Describe the importance of peer support Present the latest information on peer support and how Missouri compares to other states in the nation Challenge… Continue reading Keynote Presentation: A Discussion with SAMHSA

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Community Organizing—The Key to Successful Outreach & Engagement for the Addiction & Recovery Community

Speaker: Michael King Presentation Description:  58% of the American Public does not believe that addiction is a national emergency. Ask any room of advocates if they think so, and every hand will shoot up. We know that 1 in 3 families are directly impacted. This makes one point clear – we have not yet reached… Continue reading Community Organizing—The Key to Successful Outreach & Engagement for the Addiction & Recovery Community

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Creating and Sustaining Natural Supports for Peers

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