Inspire & Think Big: Recovering Communities' Role in Challenging Times
The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the behavioral health system of care is still unfolding. In the upcoming months and years, the system will face unprecedented economic challenges, combined with an anticipated increase in the demand for services. It will be a time of disruption and change. Recovery Communities have experience with successfully responding to change with innovation. We utilize local participatory processes to build pathways to recovery grounded in natural communities that offer safety and shelter, build financial and human resources, nourish wellness, and sustain long-term recovery.
This 6-week series draws from the experiences of multiple recovery communities and provides models for how successful community-based recovery programs can be fostered and sustained in the turbulent times ahead. The goal for the series is not to provide a set of complete solutions, but rather to stimulate discussion and highlight practical approaches to advancing community resilience and recovery that are applicable to many communities across the nation during the pandemic and beyond.
Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 11am-12pm (CST) for 6 weeks, starting on July 23:
July 23: Colin Cash, Sober Squad - Minnesota
July 30: Ruby Takushi, Recovery Cafe - Washington
August 6: Andrew Johnson, Detroit Recovery Project - Michigan
August 13: Callan Howton, Recovery Residences - Missouri
August 20: Precia Stuby, Hancock County - Ohio
August 27: Panel discussion with all five speakers
Sponsored by the Great Lakes, Northwest, South Southwest, and Mid-America ATTCs.