Calendar

Jul
17
Mon
CARES 25 @ DeKalb Addiction Clinic
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

Please visit the CARES page or contact Karen Daniel for additional information. 

Jul
19
Wed
Person Centered Planning and Documentation @ Comfort Inn Suites Northlake
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEUs

Those attending this training will receive

4 CARES CEUS for attending the entire training

CARES are required to earn 16 CEUs each year and 8 must

be earned by attending a CARES Connect.

Register here:
https://form.jotform.com/71776094414158

Aug
4
Fri
ATTENTION CARES – EXAM BEING OFFERED
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Friday August 4 between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

We are offering the CARES Exam at:
The United Way Building – Woodruff Volunteer Center

100 Edgewood Ave NE – LOGAN Room – First Floor

Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

Please arrive before 1:00 PM to complete the exam before 2:00 PM

This location is easily accessible by MARTA

Five Points or Georgia State Stations

If you drive, limited metered parking is available on Auburn Ave

or in the garage behind the United Way building for a fee

(enter garage on Auburn Ave or Lynch’s Alley)

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 at the address below. Copy and paste this URL into your browser:

CARES Examination Study Guide and Webinar

Aug
7
Mon
Recovery Month Mini-Grant Applications Due Date
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA), through a contract from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is currently seeking applications forJoin the Voices for Recovery: “Strengthen Families and Communities” mini-grants. Grants* of up to $2,000 each are available to support events during National Recovery Month, September 2017. Grants will be awarded to agencies, community coalitions, or groups with recovery-oriented projects and/or other activities that focus on celebrating or promoting Recovery Month. Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues by celebrating people in recovery. (SAMHSA, 2017).
 
The overall purpose of the Join the Voices for Recovery: “Strengthen Families and Communities”mini-grant program is to increase the number of Recovery Month activities, and promote recovery knowledge and participation across Georgia.  This program will promote the benefits of recovery for individuals, families and communities through education, training and celebrating recovery as a reality.  Come join us as we celebrate the lives of thousands of Georgians.  
 
*Please note that this is an expense reimbursement grant. Mini-grant recipients are required to submit receipts for pre-approved and actual expenses prior to receiving funds. Please click the application link below for additional information.

Please click HERE for additional information about Recovery Month.

To apply  for the   National Recovery Month application please click HERE.

 

 
Applications are due August 3rd.
Notification of mini-grant recipients will be made by August 7th.
 

 

Aug
10
Thu
CARES/ROSC Workshop @ Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center
Aug 10 @ 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). This workshop will assist applicants through the application process, and helps them decide if the CARES Academy is something they are interested in pursuing.

​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).

Aug
11
Fri
CARES/ROSC @ The Door
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 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). This workshop will assist applicants through the application process, and helps them decide if the CARES Academy is something they are interested in pursuing.

​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).

Aug
14
Mon
ROSC/CARES Workshop
Aug 14 @ 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). This workshop will assist applicants through the application process, and helps them decide if the CARES Academy is something they are interested in pursuing.

​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).

Aug
26
Sat
Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc.: The 10th Annual Run for Recovery, A 5k Run/Walk @ KSU Sports and Entertainment Park
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Run for Recovery 2017 Flyer 1 Page

The event, is an annual run/walk supporting students in recovery from addictions and eating disorders and is hosted by Health Promotion and Wellness at Kennesaw State University and support “the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover” (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Recovery flyers will be taped inside the frisbee and given to students at fairs and various tabling events held during the Week of Welcome. T-shirts will be given to runners/walkers who participate. Race medals will be awarded to top finishers in each race category.

For those interested in running, they can register online here.

Aug
28
Mon
The 11th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day

 

The 11th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies will be held August 28-September 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

Please plan to join us!

In recognition of accomplishments to the fields of prevention, treatment and recovery, the Georgia School of Addiction Studies (GSAS), will present the following awards at their 2017 conference:

Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award
Prevention Ambassador Award
Paula Crane Excellence in Addiction Treatment Award
Excellence in Treatment Award – Organization

Nominations for the awards may be made by completing one of the attached forms located on the GSAS website http://www.thegeorgiaschool.org/award_nomination/forms.htm
 
Nomination form(s) must be received by GSAS no later than close of business July 17, 2017. 
 
Please feel free to distribute the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact  Christopher Wood for the prevention awards at christopher.wood@djj.state.ga.us or Von Wrighten for the treatment awards at  Vonshurii.Wrighten@dbhdd.ga.gov
 
The awards will be presented at the 2017 Georgia School of Addiction Studies, afternoon awards luncheon on Thursday, August 30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.

Link to Nominations Page Here

Sep
2
Sat
Navigate Recovery Gwinnett: 3rd Annual 5K Run and Walk for Recovery @ Thrasher Park
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

There will be a resource fair of recovery/treatment providers and exhibitors of services and agencies who promote recovery wellness. We will have honor signs for those celebrating their recovery and memorial signs for people who we have lost to addiction. These signs will be displayed along the route to inspire people to move forward in recovery! We will have Recovery Art Show, speakers and a DJ to make the day a fun event!

Event details and schedule
Where: Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross GA 30071
Parking: Please park at Norcross City Hall 65 Lawrenceville Street NW Norcross Ga 30071
When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
 
Schedule 
September 02, 2017
7:00 am – 7:45 am Check-In and On-site Registration
8:00 am – 9:45 am Run and Walk for Recovery
10:15 am – 11:00 am Post Walk Awards /Celebration at Thrasher Park