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January 2019

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*Training is available by appointment

Basic Health & Medications

The basics of health as it perstains to mental health, including vital signs, medical emergencies, and infection control will be taught. Also learn the proper techniques to reduce errors in taking medications, knowing the different types of medications, and the five rights. Post test. Two day class. Class size limited to 12 participants.

Book Work

Test Review & Vital Signs

*Call to schedule appointment

January Gathering Talk: "Opioids. A Mother's Addiction Journey w/Katie Donovan"

After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie left her marketing career, in order to focus on family recovery. Katie has dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery, and as a consultant for the treatment industry. Katie is the Executive Vice President of the nonprofit FAN- Families Against Narcotics, on the Executive Committee for a Michigan Opiate Task Force Operation Rx, and a national speaker on addiction. Katie is a professionally trained and certified family recovery coach as well as an addictions recovery coach. Katie and her daughter Brittany also co-founded a blog about their journey at Katie lives in Macomb Twp, MI.


Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   6:30pm-8:30pm

January Gathering Talk: Adult Suicide - Myths, Signs and What to Do

Elizabeth Thelen, LMSW, CAADC and Lisa Lubenow, LMSW, CAADC, will train on how to help people thinking about completing suicide.

Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   2:00pm-3:30pm

January Gathering Talk: Screen Time & Kids

Dalontrius McDaniel, Treatment Foster Care Worker: Technology shapes the brain, emotions, and behaviors of children. Caregivers and care providers will learn about the dangers of too much technology across three developmental stages and learn tips to help reduce screen time

Where: 375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:  6:00pm-7:30pm

January Gathering Talk: Trauma, what is it, and what do we do with it?

Molly Perez, LMSW,

Children and Families Supervisor, will cover trauma, types of trauma, our responses and what to do next.

Recipient Rights

This training provides information on the essential rights of recipients of community mental health services, including abuse and neglect; confidentiality; informed consent; respect and dignity; restraint; seclusion; and incident-report writing.

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Environmental Emergencies

Learn how to prevent crisis situations and manage those that arise. This training focuses on the responsibilities of maintaining a safe environment for people living in a community residential setting.

This is now online Bookwork (materials can be found here)

Preventing Disease Transmission

Learn how to protect yourself against diseases that can be trasmitted through the air, blood, and other routes. Free references to take home.

*Book Work

Person-Centered Planning

Participants will gain a clear understanding of person-centered planning and how to use it to assist consumers in attaining their goals.

Time:    9:00am - 10:30am

Location:  The Right Door for Hope, Recovery, and Wellness | 375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

To Register, contact:

CPR/AED & First-Aid

Includes adult, child, and infant CPR as well as basic first aid training. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Other options available for renewals. Call: (616) 225-7055 and register with Norma.

$35.00/session $70 for both CPR & FA (Ground Training and Renewal) MUST PREPAY

Skills Renewal Class:  8:00AM-8:45AM

CPR/AED:   9:00AM - 12:00AM
First Aid:     12:30PM -  3:30PM


To register, contact: Spectrum Health United Lifestyles (616) 225-7055 or email

For additional information about classes and registration click here.

January Gathering Talk: Bullying w/Anthony Ianni

Anthony Ianni, of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is on a mission to eradicate bullying. At the age of 4, Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, which is on the Autism Spectrum. Despite bullies, adversity and numerous personal challenges Anthony worked hard and never gave up. Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology, he is the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball. Anthony has pledged his life and career to help those who face similar challenges.

Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   6:00pm-7:30pm

Military Cultural Competence

Please read through all the training materials before signing off on the attestation statements.

Click here for materials.


January Gathering Talk; Domestic Violence & Families w/RAVE

RAVE (Relief After Violent Encounter) will be here to talk about domestic violence.

Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   2:00pm-3:30pm

January Gathering Talk: Preventing Adolescent Suicide

(All attendees must be 14 or older, due to violence in Riley's story as well as stories she will be sharing of other students.) Riley Juntti will talk about the "13 Reasons Why NOT" program, her Netflix campaign for suicide prevention. She will provide tools and takeaways for addressing youth depression and suicidal ideation.

Where: 375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, Mi 48846

When:  6:00pm-7:30pm

January Gathering Talk: "A Journey through the Steps." A Recovery Story w/Caryn Melotti

"A Journey through the Steps." A recovery story. Caryn Melotti, LMSW, CAADC, Access Supervisor, will be sharing her substance use recovery story. Her message is one of hope, one that tells that recovery is possible.

Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   2:00pm-3:30pm

January Gathering Talk: "From Rags to Riches" w/Patricia Wentworth

"From Rags to Riches." Patricia Wentworth, Peer Recovery Specialist, will be sharing her substance use recovery story. She says, "Sometimes things happen in our lives and we can't figure out what to do. I've been there. Recovery is possible."

Where:  375 Apple Tree Drive, Ionia, MI 48846

When:   6:00pm-7:30pm