Posts by Merlissa Alfred

RCC2015: Sustaining Youth and Emerging Adult Addiction Recovery

2015 Recovery Capital Conference: Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Kelly Keynote: Dr. John Kelly, Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, and Program Director of the MGH Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). Facilitator: Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, Professor, UT School of Social Work Dr.…

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Sober Fun!

Sober Fun! was a speaker panel session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Panelists: John I, Texas State Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (TXCYPAA) Lew Mickley Sober Recreations Committee Lizette Smith, Young People in Recovery Facilitator: Sierra Castedo, BA, PRS, Director of The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas…

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Social Model Recovery: From Philosophy to Practice

Social Model Recovery: From Philosophy to Practice was a speaker session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Speaker: Greg Fabry, BBA, LCDCi, Director of Men’s Program, BRC Recovery Program Description: As healthcare reform unfolds and addiction treatment takes its place within a larger recovery-oriented system of care, the Social Model of Recovery is being revisited…

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Peer-led Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs): Promoting Recovery Across the State of Texas

Peer-led Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs): Promoting Recovery Across the State of Texas was a speaker panel session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Panelists: Lizette Smith, Young People in Recovery Robin Peyson, Communities for Recovery Joseph Sanchez, Recovery Alliance of Austin Mike Ware, Sober Recreation Committee Christopher Araujo, Austin/Travis County Coordinator, Military Veteran Peer Network…

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Advocating with Anonymity: Speaking Up While Honoring the Traditions

Advocating with Anonymity: Speaking Up while Honoring the Traditions was a speaker panel session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Speaker: Robert Ashford, Young People in Recovery Program Description: Faces and Voices of Recovery along with the powerful documentary Anonymous People has paved the way to embrace advocacy by showing the world that people recovery…

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Peer Recovery Specialist Roles, Training, and Supervision

Peer Recovery Specialist Roles, Training, and Supervision was a speaker session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Speaker: Joseph Sanchez, PRS/Trainer/Consultant, Founder of Think Recovery Program Description: From Recovery Coaches to Recovery House Managers to Program Supervisors and Administrators, Peer Recovery Specialist play an important role within a recovery-oriented system of care. Explore these roles and…

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Quality Recovery Housing: An Overview of NARR's Revised Standards and Certification Process

Quality Recovery Housing: An Overview of NARR’s Revised Standards and Certification Process was a speaker session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Speaker: Jason Howell, MBA, PRS-ToC, Executive Director, SoberHood/RecoveryPeople, NARR Board Member Program Description: Recovery housing and residential programs are a proven means of cost effectively improving outcomes. Their origins can be traced back…

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Texas Talks Back: Recommendations from Youth and Families in Recovery

Texas Talks Back: Recommendations from Youth and Families in Recovery was a speaker panel session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Panelists: Kristen Harper, Executive Director, Association of Recovery Schools Faith Harper, LPC, PhD Patti Derr, Executive Director of Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Program Description: Texas Talks Back is a statewide survey…

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Diversity & Inclusion: Making Room for Everyone Under the Tent

Diversity & Inclusion: Making Room for Everyone Under the Tent was a speaker panel session at the 2015 Recovery Capital Conference. Panelists: Merlissa C. Alfred, Meredith S. Jones, Joseph Sanchez, and Leska Sieber Facilitator: Liz Burden, Altarum Program Description: “Diversity and Inclusion” has been a key organizing principle in both peer services and the recovery…

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