Calendar

Feb
10
Fri
CARES Exam @ The Door
Feb 10 @ 1:00 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. To register click here.

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.

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

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

Feb
11
Sat
Gainsville CARES/ROSC Workshop
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This workshop, which includes a mock group interview (part of the CARES Academy application process), provides prospective CARES with information and skills that are very helpful in successfully applying to the CARES Academy.

 

To enroll please click here.

Feb
15
Wed
Applying for CARES/ROSC Workshop at The DOOR
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This workshop, which includes a mock group interview (part of the CARES Academy application process), provides prospective CARES with information and skills that are very helpful in successfully applying to the CARES Academy. Please register for the workshop by clicking on this link: CARES/ROSC Workshop.

If a minimum of three people have not registered for a scheduled CARES workshop, it may be combined with another workshop, or cancelled. If you plan to attend, please register in advance, so we can be certain to accommodate you.

Feb
16
Thu
Applying for CARES/ROSC Workshop, Albany @ Aspire Behavioral Health
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

This workshop, which includes a mock group interview (part of the CARES Academy application process), provides prospective CARES with information and skills that are very helpful in successfully applying to the CARES Academy. Please register for the workshop by clicking on this link: CARES/ROSC Workshop.

Please register to attend this workshop at: https://form.jotform.com/70035000624135

 

Mar
16
Thu
March Webinar: Building and Sustaining Recovery Community Organizations
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Register now!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4535716742536665090
Please join us! Recovery Community Organizations are developing across the country at the local level to address the needs of people in or seeking recovery. We know that when communities organize and reach out to others, recovery expands and grows.
Recovery Community Organizations driven and supported by local leaders are emerging across Georgia.

This webinar will be hosted by Chris Johnson and Owen Dougherty of GCSA and also include guest speakers from across the state who can answer questions about how they got their communities organized and ready for recovery!

All CARES participating in the full Webinar will receive 1.5 CARES CEUs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mar
24
Fri
Advanced Motivational Interviewing Series for CARES @ Comfort Suites Northlake
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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

The second component to this training is a one-day “Booster Training”, where the goals will be to review the basic skills, assess their “sticking points”, continue learning to identify “change-talk”, and look at how to transition into change planning.

Please send your questions to gene@gasubstanceabuse.org

Apr
3
Mon
Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR) Training of Trainers @ The Door
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

George Braucht will be facilitating a SOAR Training of Trainers
This training will be limited to 20 participants.

CEUs
Those attending this training will receive
6 CARES CEUs for attending the entire training

We are requesting a $35 donation for this training. Lunch will be provided.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTERm

Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR) Training of Trainers @ The Door
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

George Braucht will be facilitating a SOAR Training of Trainers

This training will be limited to 20 participants.

 

CEUs

Those attending this training will receive

6 CARES CEUs for attending the entire training

We are requesting a $35 donation for this training. Lunch will be provided.

Please send your questions to gene@gasubstanceabuse.org

Apr
22
Sat
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).

Apr
27
Thu
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.

Please direct your questions to gene@gasubstanceabuse.org.