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).
YOU are invited!
Please join Statesboro’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 Statesboro.
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.
Join us so we can learn from you what’s working for you, and you can learn how to help support recovery in Statesboro!
COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT INCLUDE:
Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council
Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University
Eastern Heights Baptist Church
Georgia Southern University Psychology Clinic
Reliance Treatment Center
**Childcare provided, registration required**
Facebook Event Page Here.
Event Registration Here.
2017 Addiction Counselor Preparation Course
Location: Marietta, GA
June 2 & June 3, 2017
Addressing Anger and Resistance with the Legally Mandated Client
Addressing HIV/AIDS and High Risk Behaviors in Treatment
Addressing Anger and Resistance with the Legally Mandated Client
June 2, 2017. 9:00am – 5:30pm each day. 7.5 contact hours
Addressing HIV/AIDS and High Risk Behaviors in Treatment Crisis Intervention
June 3, 2017. 9:00am – 5:30pm each day. 7.5 contact hours
Dr. Sherman (678) 404-9309
Mark Pimsler (404) 839-2331
Cost: $70 for one day; $120 for both
Payment options:Cash, Debit/Credit Card
Registration onsite. Walk-Ins always Welcome
TRAINING CLASS LOCATION:
The Extension, 1507 Church Street, Extension, Marietta, GA 30060
GACA and ADACB-Ga Approved Education Provider
For Initial or Re-Certification
Start date (Check In): 6/7/17; End date (Check Out): 6/9/17; Last day to book: 6/6/17.
Note: Guests are responsible for overnight accommodations. State hospital staff, please reference Concur for expenses.
For online reservation, click the following hotel link:
Please click the following links for detailed information:
DBHDD/Hospital Operations – Hospitals
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA), in partnership with the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), is launching a program to provide peer support in emergency departments for individuals who have experienced opioid overdose or other issues relatedto harmful use or substance use disorders. This program will be staffed by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists (CARES). GCSA is the founder and administrator of the CARES training program through a contract with Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). DBHDD is providing funding for this program through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) disbursement of “21st Century Cures Act” funds.
CARES will help provide support in Northeast Georgia emergency rooms to those who have survived an opiate overdose through listening and answering questions patients may have about recovery supports or treatment options. CARES will also be providing information to family members about the inherent dangers of opioid addiction and how the timely administration of naloxone typically can save lives by reversing the effects of opiates.
GCSA is beginning to facilitate listening sessions in the communities served by NGHS to better understand the strengths and resources available to support recovery in these communities. The first of these sessions will be held at Whalen Auditorium, Brenau University, 1001 Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA on June 13, 6:00-7:00 PM.
For the past 6 years, in addition to administering the CARES program, GCSA has been involved in community development that supports recovery all across Georgia. GCSA has been developing local peer leadership through recovery oriented initiatives in communitiesfrom Dalton to Savannah and from Demorest to Thomasville. This work is done in partnership with Georgia’s DBHDD and the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network.
NE Georgia Community Connections for Recovery is a collaboration of federal, state and local entities to help stem the increasing tide of deaths by overdoses in Georgia. This collaboration will help create a community that is based on hope, wellness, and the recognition that recovery from substance use disorder is possible for everyone.
Want to learn more?
WHO: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse & Northeast Georgia Health System
WHAT: Community Listening Session: Peer Support in Emergency Departments
WHERE: Whalen Auditorium, Brenau University, East Campus, 1001 Chestnut St., SE, Gainesville, GA
WHEN: June 13, 6:00-7:00 PM
Engagement in this community development work reflects GCSAs core beliefs:People are motivated and informed by lived recovery experience–the success stories;People want to be heard, not fixed. True partnership means being listened to;There are many pathways to recovery and people should build on what works;To make sustainable change, it is vital to be continuously invitational and inclusive; andRecovery is not only possible – it is an expectation.
Please register for Expecting Recovery : How Peers Promote Post Trauma Growth with the George Braucht!
This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education (1.5 CEUs) for those who join us CARES June Webinar Thursday June 15, 2017 beginning 11:30 AM and remain with us for the duration of the webinar or 1.5 hrs – ending 1:00 PM
This webinar focus:
Today’s tsunami of trauma-informed clinical services is buoyed by peer support that promotes wellness and resilience or recovery based on blending the social model of recovery with positive psychology’s evidence-based principles and practices. This webinar briefly covers how to promote wellbeing while recognizing and fostering post-traumatic growth within peer support relationships.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.