ROSC/CARES Workshop @ Cornerstone Coworking
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The CARES/ROSC Workshop is an excellent opportunity for potential CARES to learn more about peer recovery support services, and how they fit into a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (and what a recovery-oriented system of care is). That understanding can not only help applicants through the application process, it helps them to better understand if the CARES Academy is something they are ready to pursue.

In addition to information about Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, the workshop provides practical skills in applying for the Academy, including a review of writing samples, and a mock group interview (with feedback from the facilitator).

Advanced Motivational Interviewing Series for CARES @ Comfort Suites Northlake
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Advanced Training (6 CEU’s):
Requirements: completion of assignments and permission of instructor. 

The third stage will be a two-day Advanced MI training that will focus on deepening the skill of empathic reflection, honing the skills of eliciting and solidifying change talk, and the elements of successful change-planning. Specific use of MI with adolescents will be highlighted, as will preparing the participants for ongoing practice and feedback.

Post Basic, Booster, and Advanced trainings, each participant will submit an audio recording of a real or real-played session that will be coded by Alan Lyme using the MITI 4.1 (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) coding system for adherence to MI style and spirit.

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Motivational Interviewing Booster Training @ The Door
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Alan Lyme will be facilitating this Motivational Interviewing Training

This training will be limited to 30 participants.

There is no fee for this training. Lunch will be provided.

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CARES Exam @ Hearts To Nourish Help
May 5 @ 12:30 pm

We want to accommodate everyone who wishes to take the exam on Friday, so please  register so we will have sufficient supplies to accommodate you.

Participants arriving late for the exam will not be allowed to enter the testing room. Everyone is allowed to take as much time as they need to complete the exam once they have started, but we have found that people entering the room late provide too much of a distraction to others taking the test. We appreciate your consideration.


If you register and your plans change, please let us know.

Please remember to review the exam study guide and webinars, which are available online HERE.

Register HERE.



CARES Spring Connect @ Hearts to Nourish Hope
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Four CARES CEUs are available to attendees who participate for the entire day. Additional information on the day’s schedule will be provided later.

CARES Spring Connect @ Hearts to Nourish Hope
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Four CARES CEUs will be available to CARES who participate the entire day. Additional information on the day’s schedule will be posted at a later date.

Celebrating Our Journey Dalton Recovery Symposium @ Mack Gatson Community Center
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join Dalton’s Recovery Community for a unique day of :

*Inspiring stories of hope from community members with long-term recovery.

*Opportunities to join conversations about recovery in Dalton.

*Food, fun, fellowship.

*Time to meet new people from new places that support people in recovery and their families.

A remarkable movement is taking place across the country and across the State of Georgia. People in recovery helping other people in recovery is nothing new, but peer recovery support provides the time and place for people in recovery, from multiple pathways to recovery, to assist each other in achieving their personal goals, and helping one another to lead meaningful, purposeful lives.

Click here to register.