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eNewsletter - January 10, 2012
Best wishes in the New Year and thank you so much to the many generous supporters who contributed to our end-of-the-year campaign and celebration of Faces & Voices 10th anniversary. We look forward to working with you in 2012!
Message and Media Training for Young People
Join us for a message and media training for young people in recovery on January 28-29, 2012 in Boston, MA. Thanks to the Ostiguy High School, one of three recovery high schools in MA for hosting the training.
"In My Own Words..." winners announced
Congratulations to Darlene DeMore, Louis Buchhold and Ian Christenson for winning the fourth annual "In My Own Words..." National Recovery Month essay contest sponsored by The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Office in partnership with Faces & Voices of Recovery and the National Alliance for Medication-Assisted Recovery. This year's winners focused on recovery from addiction using medication. The winning essays can be read here.
Call for Film Submissions
Writers in Treatment has issued the call for submissions for the 2012 REEL Recovery Film Festival. The annual multi-day exhibition event showcases first-time filmmakers and experienced professionals who make films about addiction, treatment, recovery and sobriety. This year's screenings will kick off in New York City on September 28-30, 2012, then move on to Vancouver, British Columbia and wrap up in Los Angeles. Find our more here.
Upcoming Webinar Resources
January 11; January 25 and February 15: Opportunities for Persons in Addiction Recovery within Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Center is presenting a webinar series highlighting the multiple volunteer and career opportunities available to Persons in Addiction Recovery (PIR) within Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). David Whiters, PhD is the presenter. He is a person in long-term addiction recovery with a PhD in social work from the University of Georgia. He is certified as an addiction professional and has been involved in the addiction recovery advocacy movement since the 2001 meeting of recovery advocates held in St. Paul, MN.
January 11, 2012 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern, Roles that People in Recovery Play within a ROSC; January 25, 2012 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern, Debunking the Myth: Our lived experience alone is enough. and February 15, 2012 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern, Ready, Set, Go: Expanding Employment Opportunities for PIR within the Behavioral Health Field
February 15: Peer Recovery Support Services: Initializing, Stabilizing and Sustaining Long-term Recovery
NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals is partnering with Faces & Voices on a webinar to explore how people in recovery from addiction can help others by providing peer recovery support services and creating recovery-supportive environments. Many aspects of peer services will be touched upon, including how to consider peer and other recovery support services in an era of health reform and change. Presenters will be Tom Hill, Director of Programs, Faces & Voices of Recovery and Andre Johnson, President and CEO, Detroit Recovery Project. February 15, 2012 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern. Register here.
Boxed Out: Criminal Records & the "Ban the Box" Movement in Philadelphia was produced and directed by Megan Rok, Katherine Andrews, and Abel Rodriguez, Penn Law Class of 2010. The video will be screened on January 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm in Philadelphia followed by remarks on Philadelphia's new Ban the Box law from Everett Gillison, Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael Nutter and former Deputy Mayor for Public Safety. Learn more here.
PROMOTING RECOVERY IN AN EVOLVING CONTEXT: Opportunities for Practice and Research, is a presentation by Alexandre Laudet, PhD from a December 14-15, 2011 meeting at the New York University School of Social Work.
Mapping Your Recovery Journey, A peer-based model to help you through the recovery process, by David Best, is the most recent addition to our International Recovery Resources Guide.
ONDCP Recovery Update is a new quarterly publication from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's Recovery Branch.
Recovery and Resilience-Oriented Systems of Care Amidst Health Care Reform: Moving Forward in Implementation and Practice is a presentation by Arthur C. Evans, PH.D., Commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services given at the Foundation for Recovery in December, 2011.