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January 2019

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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 www.amothersaddictionjourney.com. 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.

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

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