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Life of Purpose at the 8th Annual National Collegiate Recovery Conference

Life of Purpose at the ARHE/ARS Conference

We are so excited not only to be attending the conference this year and to be exhibiting, but a few members of our team will be presenting talks and workshops throughout the conference.

If you’re attending the 8th Annual Collegiate Recovery Conference or the 16th National Association of Recovery Schools Conference, held concurrently, don’t miss these presentations.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Andrew Burki outcome based reimbursement

Andrew Burki, MSW
Session Title: ARS Keynote Presentation: Talk is Cheap. Advocacy takes Action.
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium

A presentation on building development boards for sustainable recovery high schools and collegiate recovery communities.

Devin Reaves

Devin Reaves, MSW
Rebecca Bonner, M.Ed, MUPP
Michael Durschlag BA, M.A.T.
Session Title: ARS- Educational Practices
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Marvin Center Room 404

In this session, you’ll brainstorm academic curriculum, teacher professional development, special education services, and data-driven instruction.

Devin Reaves

Devin Reaves, MSW
Sarah Nerad, MPA
Rebecca Bonner, M.Ed, MUPP
Pam Capaci, MA
Barbara Collins
Session Title: ARS- Advocacy Panel
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium

This panel presentation focuses specifically on the local and national advocacy efforts for recovery support. Join us for an in-depth look at how several RHSs have made significant advocacy impact for opening and sustaining recovery schools.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Andrew Burki outcome based reimbursement

Andrew Burki, MSW
Gale Saler, LCPC,CRC-MAL, CAI
Session Title: “Emerging Adult Continuum of Care for the 21st Century: Integrating Clinical Care into Recovery High Schools and Collegiate Recovery Programs”
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Marvin Center Betts Theater

The utilization of new clinical models designed to stimulate meaning and purpose at the acute level of care is creating a paradigm shift in the treatment and support of emerging adult and adolescent populations. The collaboration of these models with existing subacute level of care support systems such as collegiate recovery programs and recovery high schools has effectively created the most comprehensive continuum of care ever to be made available to these subpopulations. Further expansion of both the collegiate recovery and recovery high school systems is critically important to expand access to this continuum. A major educational initiative within the treatment industry is similarly necessary to shift the way we view, treat, and subsequently support emerging adults and adolescents through their recovery process.

Devin Reaves
Rachel Ryding, BA
Devin Reaves, MSW
Session Title: Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Implications for Collegiate Recovery Communities
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Marvin Center Room 311
While it is known that students tend to have high rates of mental health disorders, the services offered by collegiate recovery communities (CRC) cater primarily to substance use disorder recovery rather than offering more inclusive, comprehensive support services, leaving the needs of this population underserved. As the research is sparse on the co-occurring student population, this presentation will address the following three topic areas in order to provide a foundation from which to better contextualize the role of collegiate recovery communities: co-occurring disorders in the general populace, recovery supports for co-occurring disorders, and college students and co-occurring disorders. The presenters will highlight implications for CRCs from this literature, suggesting work to be done by programs and recovery professionals, as well as future directions for research to ensure that students with co-occurring disorders are not only included in these communities but that their needs are being met by their recovery communities.

 Devin Reaves

Devin Reaves, MSW
Jimmy Hatzell
Pascal Scoles, DSW, LCSW
Katie Bean, MA
Rebecca Bonner, MA
Session Title: Bringing Youth Recovery Supports to Scale in Philadelphia
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Marvin Center Betts Theater

Philadelphia is becoming well known for the growing collaboration among education professionals and service providers who support youth in recovery. When resources in the region that service and support youth in recovery join forces with the education sector, the result is bigger than a coalition – it becomes a movement. This presentation will present the insights on best practices for coalition building from those in the midst of this movement. This presentation will review the multi-year effort of building capacity among youth recovery supports in the Greater Philadelphia region. The session will consist of a panel discussion that includes a recovery high school, two different collegiate recovery programs, an advocacy group, and a service provider, all who have worked together over the past few years.

Veronica Amarante 

Veronica Amarante, CAS
Jimmy Hatzell
Session Title: Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your CRC/CRP
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Marvin Center Room 311

This presentation is an overview of social media networks and online communities currently available to CRCs and CRPs. The presentation will cover multiple ways these organizations can develop and execute a social media strategy to grow their membership, promote events, and raise funding.

Life of Purpose is also the sponsor of the treatment track and the exhibit hall. During conference breaks, be sure to stop by our booth #49 to say hello – we’d love to see you.

Online registration for the conference is now closed, but you can still register at the event. For more information about the conference, click here. To follow the conference on social media, search hashtags #ARHEinDC or #ARSinDC.

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