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Community and media events are the cornerstone of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month); holding an event can be an exciting and important way to make a difference in your community. The impact your organization can have by spreading a lasting message of recovery throughout your community can be beyond measure.
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Found 16 Events
02/08/2014 12:00PM - 8:00PM
There will be lots of live bands, food vendors, kid's activities, corn hole tournament and recovery fun!!
02/20/2014 3:00PM - 4:00PM
In this free webinar, NAADAC's President and Executive Director will provide a snapshot of our Association and its fundamentals: who we are, what we do and how we do it. The NAADAC Leadership will update you on the Association's advancements, current projects and goals for the future. Areas of discussion include:
- Professional Development – education, conferences and events in your area and online; workforce development and resources; current and developing standards of practice; and certification developments and changes
- Public Engagement – NAADAC partnerships, publications and advocacy efforts, including ACA and parity
- Professional Services – resources and products to help you do your job
Know what is going on in your profession! Attend this webinar to learn of ways to engage, use your membership benefits, and stay abreast of movements within the profession that can affect your career.
This webinar is not eligible for CE credit.
Can't attend the live webinar? Register for the event anyway to automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar.
03/06/2014 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Since its inception, the addiction profession has been a leader in the recovery movement. This free webinar will outline major milestones in the history of addiction recovery in the United States and its role in the addiction profession. The presentation will span the rise of Native American recovery circles in the 1700s through the rise of a new recovery advocacy movement, new recovery support institutions and new recovery support roles in the opening of the 21st century. The webinar will conclude with suggestions of the implications of these recent historical trends for addiction professionals.
This training will be presented in the form of a webinar. Participants will be able to view and hear the presentation from any Internet-connected computer/smartphone equipped with a pair of speakers or headphones. You may also connect to the audio through your phone.
Everyone can participate in the webinar for free. Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs for FREE by passing an online CE quiz ($20 for non-members).
03/22/2014 10:00AM - 03/23/2014 6:00PM
The McShin Foundation in Partnership with Sober St. Patrick’s Day® (www.soberstpatricksday.org) will be hosting a sober section at St. Patrick's Church at the intersection of 25th St and E. Broad St at The Church Hill Irish Festival (www.churchhillirishfestival.com) from 10 am – 7 pm on March 22, 2014 and 10 am – 6 pm on March 23, 2014. Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will be in attendance for a meet and greet. The Festival will feature a Parade, entertainment, food, and shopping. The McShin Foundation will set up a large sober section in the family-friendly area of the festival and will have Mr. Malachy McCourt (Irish-American Actor and Writer) as our guest speaker. Mr. McCourt will be the Grand Marshall of the parade at 10 am on March 22, 2014 and later following that he will be speaking on his experience in recovery from Alcoholism at 3 pm. Mr. McCourt will be available for interviews. This Sober section is part of the new National movement called Sober St. Patrick's Day®, which was launched in New York City 2 years ago, and along with the regularly scheduled Irish Festivities is anticipating thousands in attendance.
03/28/2014 8:00AM - 03/30/2014 5:00PM
Train Facilitators to implement this video-based curriculum in their communities. The Medicine Wheel and 12 Step program was developed to provide a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American people. This program was developed by White Bison, Inc. based on the Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, Cycle of Life and the Four Laws of Change.
04/03/2014 3:00PM - 4:30PM
There has been much discussion about recovery-oriented systems of care and its acronym ROSC within the addiction prevention, treatment and recovery community. However, not all professionals understand ROSC or how it affects the addiction profession. This webinar is specifically designed to provide a crash course on ROSC: what it means, how it is changing the addiction profession landscape across the country, and how it affects you and your practice. The history of the addictions field has been one of evolving paradigms, organizing constructs, evolving core technologies and evolving definitions of the field’s niche in the larger culture whose needs it must serve. Join us for this free live webinar and learn about ROSC!
04/17/2014 3:00PM - 4:00PM
The advent and evolution of electronic and digital hardware towards computers, laptops and tablets, the creation of smart phones, the ability to see without being physically present, and the desire for instantaneous connection through social media has created a paradigm shift that will dramatically influence all clinicians. Therapists and allied service providers will have to wrestle with (a) how they and their clients define treatment, (b) how to deliver services that are ethical and timely, and (c) how to maintain professional versus personal boundaries. This free webinar will discuss e‐counseling, social media, and digital communication with clients in your addiction counseling practice, and highlight the areas of the NAADAC Ethics Code that relate to these topics. Examples, scenarios and case-studies will be woven into this informative hour.
Presented by Mita Johnson
05/01/2014 3:00PM - 4:30PM
The addiction profession has a strong foundation of peer involvement. In fact, the earliest addiction professionals were the first peer recovery coaches informed by Alcoholics Anonymous. However, recent shifts within the workforce has led to some discomfort and questions about where the newly arising peer recovery coaches will “fit” into the overall services of the addiction treatment and recovery spectrum.
This free webinar will provide a comparison between a modern addiction counselor and peer recovery coach in regards to current roles, scope of practice, career ladder, ethical considerations and supervision needs. The presenter will also discuss different models of peer recovery supports, including details about how they are delivered, by whom, where, and reimbursement.
Presented by Phillip Valentine, Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
05/15/2014 3:00PM - 5:00PM
This free webinar is an overview of an upcoming book and international training, Rein in Your Brain, where addiction experts, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Emmy Award-winning science journalist Victoria Costello, offer ten tools for breaking the cycle of impulsivity. This webinar introduces how to incorporate these techniques into one’s daily interactions and lifestyle so relationships can move from those of conflict to mutual respect and understanding. Join us to help reduce relapse and sustain recovery of adult and adolescent substance use, abuse and dependent persons by improving your trauma conflict resolution knowledge, attitudes and skills.
Presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy
05/16/2014 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Golf tournament with lunch and dinner. There are many sponsorship opportunities as well. The golf course is beautiful and the staff are amazing! We spread the recovery message in lots of fun ways!!
05/29/2014 3:00PM - 5:00PM
It is widely understood that addiction affects more than just the individual; it affects the family system and community, as well. But less is understood about how to include the family and community in the recovery process. This free webinar will explain theories of recovery that are inclusive of family and community, the role of personal characteristics, community culture and community recovery capital in predicting long-term recovery outcomes and various cultures of recovery. The presenters will also discuss recovery capital, family adaptations during active addiction and family adaptations across stages of long-term recovery.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
•describe how the family and community have been affected by addiction;
•list three strategies for including individuals, family members and the community in the recovery programs;
•define community recovery capital; and
•Identify how to assess community recovery capital.
06/26/2014 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Being an addiction professional requires working in collaboration with other professionals, professions and communities, but this is not always easy. This free webinar outlines how to work within multidisciplinary teams, how to build community networks and how to work with managed care behavioral health organizations. The presenter will also discuss collaboration with and assertive linkage procedures to recovery mutual aid organizations and rapidly expanding recovery community organizations.
Presented by Gerry Schmidt and Sherri Layton
07/16/2014 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Registration required for this one day event to solidify plans of undergrad/grad students and supporters to stage campus events as a Student Chapter. Events to occur early in fall semester and focus on developing a forum for students pursuing education in behavioral health care. This is the final of a planned series of similar events targeting campus youth and their support personnel.
07/23/2014 3:00PM - 5:00PM
According the SAMHSA, there are ten guiding principles of recovery:
1. Recovery emerges from hope
2. Recovery is person-driven
3. Recovery occurs via many pathways
4. Recovery is holistic
5. Recovery is supported by peers and allies
6. Recovery is supported through relationship and social networks
7. Recovery is culturally based and influenced
8. Recovery is supported by addressing trauma
9. Recovery involves individual, family and community strengths and responsibilities
10. Recovery is based on respect
Designed specifically for addiction professionals, this free webinar will define each guiding principle of recovery, outline how each guiding principle incorporates into addiction practice and provide examples of recovery-oriented practices, services and tools. The presenters will also review commonly accepted recovery-oriented competencies and education for the addiction profession.
Presented by Dan Griffin and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy
08/21/2014 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Techniques employed during treatment and early stages of recovery are different than those used to support long-term recovery. This free webinar outlines the differences between professionally directed, long-term treatment planning and patient-directed long-term recovery planning and the role of addiction professionals in long-term recovery of their clients and families. The presenter will also explore specific post-treatment support skills and techniques used to help guide the individual into long-recovery and reconstruction of identity, character, relationships, and resiliency. The end of the presentation will feature a story of long-term recovery to augment instruction.
Presented by Dr. Gisela Berger and Art Romero
09/06/2014 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Come celebrate recovery with some BBQ! There will be guest speakers, vendors, kid's activities, local non-profits, and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ State Championship.