Dawn Farm Education Series announces November programs


The Dawn Farm Education Series has been a reliable, helpful, hopeful source of practically applicable information about recovery from substance use disorders for 28 years. All programs are free and open to the community; all are welcome to attend. We’d like to ask your help to inform your followers about upcoming Education Series programs.

The following programs will be presented in November 2018:

“Parenting in Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday November 20, 2018; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service (UHS,) University of Michigan; and Amber Horwitz, Founder Proud Parents of Loss, B.S., MSW candidate. The entire family unit is profoundly affected by the active addiction of a parent, often through generations. The challenges and healing that go along with recovery of a family member also exert a profound influence in the immediate family and in future generations. Parenting can be challenging under any circumstances; parents in recovery from substance use disorders face additional challenges in balancing the work of recovery with the responsibilities of parenting, and with healing damages accrued during active addiction. This presentation will discuss the importance of maintaining a strong recovery program while parenting; explore “parenting skills 2.0” that can help recovering people to be strong, capable parents; and include a panel discussion by parents in recovery from substance use disorders.

“An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday November 27, 2018; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will define mindfulness, describe research supporting mindfulness’ benefit, and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness.  Lastly, we will tie these experiences and research to the process of recovery, making explicit the connection.

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.
ADMISSION: 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.

For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
E-Mail: info@dawnfarm.org.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.


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