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OUR STORIES HAVE POWER-A CORE TRAINING EVENT

CORE (Citizens Organized for Recovery and Education)

And JCA (Jewish Center for Addiction)

                         INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR

FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION

BY NINA HENRY, LCPC, CADC

A training based on information and material from Faces and Voices for Recovery

Open to professionals and anyone interested in Recovery

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Registration:              8:30am-9am

Location:                    Relapse Prevention Counseling Center

                                    1330 Webford Drive, Des Plaines, IL  60016

Program:                    9am-noon (registration at 8:30am)

Cost:                            $30 (add $10 for 3 CEUs)

Inquiries:                    970-444-2673 

Applied for CEUs from the Illinois Certification Board, Inc. (IAODAPCA)

 

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute, formerly ITI, 41st, event!

The Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute, formerly ITI, is planning for its 41st  Institute this July 19-23, 2015. Throughout the week of CGTI hundreds of teen participants from across Illinois will hear from renowned speakers, attend workshops, participate in discussion groups, and enjoy activities that promote healthy lifestyles. The participants also meet with their Community Action Team, which is a group of teens from his or her geographic area that assess the needs of the community and develop a plan to address those issues. The teens will develop skills to be an advocate for positive change, make a difference in their community, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse.  Learn More

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2015 in CORE Activities, Uncategorized

 

ADVOCACY DAY APRIL 15

Recovery Advocacy and

“The Stages of Change”

            For years the field of substance use disorder prevention and treatment has witnessed the decrease in funding and the increase of disorder related devastation. A few minutes before compiling this program overview I responded to a colleague who shared information about a friend that just lost her son to an overdose. A Substance Use Disorder is a progressive and if untreated fatal disease.

            CORE-Illinois Advocacy Day April 15, 2015 will examine “Recovery Advocacy” through the lenses found within the stages of change.

  • Pre-Contemplation: Not sure that there is a problem. We will discuss some of the current information regarding funding, budgets, projected costs and other obstructions affecting Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.

 

  • Contemplation: Recognizing that we do have a problem, what do we do next? Who do we tell? What do we say? Some of us have experienced “Legislative Splitting” where we are asked to make a decision between providing resources to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery at the expense of some other social service. What do we say in response? How do we effectively advocate?

 

  • Preparation: After making a decision about what we will need to do, we will process ideas about the next steps and develop an Action Plan. Included in the action plan will be a consistent recovery-advocacy message that we will have collectively developed.

 

  • Action: In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to tour the Capital, meet with our Legislators and talk with others at the Capital. Wearing our CORE-Illinois shirts, we will probably be asked about CORE. Our opportunity to take action. Advocacy and education related to the needs for substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support.
  • Maintenance: We will create a strategy to continue our Action Plan when we return home, to our neighborhoods, places of work and schools. The recovery-advocacy message can not be limited to our legislators. It needs to be repeated as often as possible.   The greater the support network, the greater the possibility for sustained change.

 

  • Relapse: At the end we will discuss a relapse-prevention plan. Relapse is a process and how do we identify when our thoughts have returned to a previous stage in the change process. How do we stop the progression to the belief that recovery-advocacy is not our concern.

Informative, experiential, process based, solution focused, theoretical and collaborative.

April 15, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Howlett Building Auditorium and The Illinois State Capital

To register please click: http://goo.gl/forms/NVQLMU5NTO

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

IAAP CONFERENCE

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS
IAAP ANNUAL MEETING

Presents

“ADDICTIONS TREATMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY”
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628 [$5.00 parking ]
Cornell Robinson Student Union Center
Conference Room B & C

Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals “IAAP” Mark Sanders, President/Member of NAADAC
Hosted in Partnership with Chicago State University, Psychology Department AODA Program
This is an IAODAPCA approved training for 4 CEU Credits
“ADDICTIONS TREATMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY”
Free Training
and
4 CEU’s
Registration Info ● Email: IAAP.NAADAC@gmail.com ● Call: Pamela Frazier at (773) 476-2873
Must be pre-registered to receive free CEU’s [Deadline 1/20/15] Lunch on your own
Panel Topics Include:
Pharmacology Update on Marijuana
Addiction and…. Sexuality

Domestic Violence

Child Welfare;

LBGT Specific Programming;

Women’s and Criminal Justice Issues

10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628 [$5.00 parking ]
Cornell Robinson Student Union Center
Conference Room B & C

 

PRESENTERS
Barbara J. Brooks, Illinois Division of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Dr. Raven James, Governors State University, Author of Sexuality & Addiction
Benneth Lee, National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated
James Golding, Governor’s State University
Rita Houston, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Randall Webber, JRW Behavioral Services
Ricardo Williams, Partners in Treatment Counseling Center

Registration Info ● Email: IAAP.NAADAC@gmail.com ● Call: Pamela Frazier at (773) 476-2873
Must be pre-registered to receive free CEU’s [Deadline 1/20/15] Lunch on your own

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

ADVOCACY DAY DESCRIPTION

ADVOCACY DAY 2014

APRIL 2, 2014

HOWLETT OFFICE BUILDING, SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

For many years those who cared about the disease of addiction and substance use disorders took guidance from our roots in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, particularly traditions that related to anonymity.  As a result the stigma of addiction and substance use disorder has been allowed to thrive.  When money was plentiful, addiction funding while small was available.  Today, with resources being scarce the services that have helped so many find a recovery is at risk.  CORE-ILLINOIS’ PRIMARY MISSION “IS TO PROVIDE A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN OR ARE EFFECTED BY ADDICTION” It is out of this mission that three (3) years ago all members of CORE-ILLINOIS, and students from IAODAPCA accredited training programs were invited to Springfield to learn about advocacy and practice the learned advocacy skills by visiting with their state Senators and Representatives.  This year we are again repeating this successful program

This year participants will have the opportunity to be in Springfield at the height of the legislative debate on the fiscal year 2015 budget.  The pace inside the Capital Building will be frantic as our democratic process unfolds in front of us.  During the morning session to be held in the Howlett Office building Auditorium, we  will learn firsthand about advocacy from a group of outstanding presenters.  The morning will begin by a welcome from Marvin Bornschlegl, Executive Director of CORE-ILLINOIS, and John Reese co-founder of CORE.  Marie Hawkins and Jim Golding will provide an introduction to Advocacy, followed by Mark Sanders will talk the 7 things to be a great advocate and update of the national agenda.  Benneth Lee will talk about the importance of Advocacy and Jim Carr focusing on the effectiveness of lobbying.  The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period.  Dianne Gutierrez of IAODAPCA will then orient participant’s to the capital itself and give us tips on how to approach a legislator.  Several legislators have agreed to join us during the morning “schedule permitting.”  We will have lunch in the Stratton Office building and then move to the Capital Building.  Participants will have the opportunity to view the legislators in action on the floor of the house and Senate, meet their legislator “around the rail” or in their office.  Depending on the schedule of the day participants will be able to sit in on House and Senate hearings.

Advocacy day attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the fundamentals of advocacy.
  • Gain insights into the workings of the legislative process
  • Learn about current political trends as they relate to CORE-ILLINOIS legislative priorities.
  • Share information with their members of The Illinois General Assembly about the impact of the budget on people with addictive illness, and elimination of prevention services.

VIEW ADVOCACY DAY AGENDA HERE

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in CORE Activities

 

ADVOCACY DAY 2014 ANNOUNCED

capitalWHO:
PEOPLE WITH A DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHAT:  
ADVOCACY DAY IN SPRINGFIELD
WHERE:
SPRINGFIELD
Capital  Grounds
Howlett Office Building Auditorium
WHEN:  
ADVOCACY DAY 2014 — April 2nd 2014
 
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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in CORE Activities

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Using Evidence – Based Practice To promote Dual Recovery

Sponsored by Lake County Health Department

Presenter–BOB CARTY, LCSW, CADC, CCJP

Workshop Description

Counseling Clients who have co- occurring disorders can be extremely challenging. Fortunately there are many clinical curricula and techniques that have been researched and found to be effective with this population. In this workshop, we will focus primarily on four evidence – based practices, including Seeking Safety, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Mindfulness –Based Stress Reduction, And Double Trouble in Recovery. All of them are helpful in initiating and/or sustaining dual recovery from substance use disorders and mental health disorders.

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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Addiction Information

 
 
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