Coming Together 2016 : Conference & Community Event
Coming Together 2016 takes place October 19th, and is a collaboration between Community Healing Centers and the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University.
We hope to reduce the stigma associated with treatment and recovery, while facilitating conversation and partnerships with a variety of community organizations.
We will raise awareness of the programs and outreach services available in the community for those children, families, and individuals struggling in the shadows of addiction.
The conference will provide the latest information, tools, and knowledge in the treatment field. Professionals from medicine, law, social work, and education will be joined by outstanding national experts and spokespersons in a full day of presentations and workshops.
William C. Moyers
William Moyers is committed to eliminating barriers to recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations, Moyers leads the organization’s policy and advocacy activities. From “carrying the message” about addiction, treatment and recovery, to public policy and philanthropy, Moyers brings a wealth of professional expertise and an intimate personal understanding to communities across the nation. He uses his own experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery.
Kenneth W. Schmidt
Fr. Ken Schmidt is the pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. In the past ten years, he has worked with individuals and small groups of survivors, as well as canonists, formators for religious communities, and congregations. He now serves as Executive Director of TRA.
Join us for a free community event before the conference
Who: William Cope Moyers
When: Tuesday, October 18th. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7pm.
Where: Homer Stryker School of Medicine
What: “Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption and Beyond”
From a life of privilege with a bright career to a bottom in the grip of alcohol and crack cocaine, William C. Moyers know firsthand the power of addiction. But he has also lived the promise of recovery from it, turning his journey from adversity into the opportunity to help others do the same. As a national advocate for the renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Moyers carries the message of hope, help and healing to communities across the nation. His inspiring story, first shared in a New York Times best-selling memoir 10 years ago, now includes an intimate perspective on meeting his life’s challenges since then, involving the highest highs and lowest lows.
*No registration needed for Community Event.
Continuing Education Units
2016 Coming Together Conference on Addiction and Recovery has been approved for the following Continuing Education Units:
- This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approval Number: 083016-03. CE Hours approved: 6
- This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Community Healing Centers. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Coming Together 2016: A Community Conference on Addiction and Recovery has been approved for .6 CEU Western Michigan University CEUs.
- Coming Together 2016: A Community Conference on Addiction and Recovery has been approved for 6.0 MCBAP CEUs.