June events in Dawn Farm’s free community education series –
The Dawn Farm Education Series provides free community education designed to replace the myths and misinformation surrounding substance use disorders with practical, factual information – and hope. We’d like to ask your help to inform your followers about upcoming Education Series programs. The June 2019 programs will mark the end of the 2018– 2019 Education Series. The series will resume in September 2019 and continue through June 2020– for Dawn Farm’s TWENTY-NINTH YEAR of providing free community education!
The following programs will be presented in June 2019:
“Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic” will be presented on Tuesday June 18, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Molly Welch Marahar, MPP; WHI Opioid Project Coordinator, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; and Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH; WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (plus panel members TBA.) The WHI Opioid Project is a cross sector coalition that was formed to address the opioid crisis in Washtenaw County. The Opioid Project has members from the health systems, local substance use agencies, government, schools, law enforcement, academia and the recovering community who come together to collectively design and implement policy changes to stem the tide of opioid overdose. From Red Barrel Events, to Naloxone trainings, to prevention education in schools, the Opioid Project is the touchpoint for initiatives at all levels of public health intervention, from prevention to treatment to harm reduction to policy advocacy. Learn about coordinating a community-level response to the opioid epidemic from a public health perspective, and find ways to get involved.
“Spirituality in Recovery: The Many Paths to Spiritual Fitness” will be presented on Tuesday June 25, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator. Spirituality can play an important role in recovery initiation and maintenance. Research has demonstrated that self-identification as a “spiritual” person correlates positively with successful abstinence regardless of whether the person self-identifies as a “religious” person. Recovery literature points out that recovering people have “tread innumerable paths” in this process. This presentation will encourage participants to clarify their personal understanding of a Higher Power, examine the quality of their relationship with that Power, and explore vehicles to build their spirituality.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
WHO’S IT FOR: People interested for any reason, personal or professional – ALL ARE WELCOME!
ADMISSION: Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE credit for addiction professionals is provided.
SPONSOR: The series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.