The Dawn Farm Education Series has served the Southeast Michigan community with helpful, hopeful, practical information about substance use disorders, recovery, family concerns and related topics for 27 years.
Here are two upcoming Education Series programs for April:
Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery
The program will be presented on Tuesday April 17, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Mindfulness practices are effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders and many other conditions. Libby Robinson, who has conducted seminal research about mindfulness and recovery, will describe theory and research supporting mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness.
Suicide Prevention and Addiction
The program will be presented on Tuesday April 24, 2018, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; by Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC; Coordinator, Dawn Farm Outpatient Services. The prevalence of suicide attempts and suicide completion among people with alcohol/other drug addiction is significantly higher than in the general population, and the period of early recovery is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. Ray Dalton, who formerly served as a suicide prevention hotline coordinator for the state of Kansas, will raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide among people with addiction, describe signs of suicidal thinking, and discuss effective ways to offer support and help to people who may be contemplating suicide.
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!
COST: 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.