Coming Together 2018 : Conference & Community Event
Coming Together 2018 takes place Wednesday, October 24th, 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.
Morning: West Huddleston, Vice President, SCRAM Systems
Why Can’t People Just Change?
We oftentimes think that people in our care or under supervision can change. It’s easy to lose sight of just how difficult change is, especially in the face of serious consequences. Explore the constellation of factors that can get in the way of change and gain insight into the complexity of learning and unlearning behavior.
Afternoon: HIDTA, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Craig Summers, Executive Director, and Ranaldo Ollie, Deputy Director, Michigan HITDA
This presentation will provide an overview of the HIDTA program and its relationship to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in combating, disrupting, and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations. The presentation will also provide an overview of the major drug trafficking threats prevalent in Michigan, as well as the law enforcement and community-based programs and initiatives supported by HIDTA to address these threats.
Join us for a free community event the night before the conference!
Light refreshments will be available.
Who: West Huddleston
When: Tuesday, October 23rd. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Program begins at 6:30 pm.
Where: WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine
What: Join us as West shares his personal story of resiliency and recovery.
*No registration needed for Community Event.
Continuing Education Units
This course, Coming Together 2018: A Community Conference on Addiction and Recovery, being offered on October 24, 2018, by the Community Healing Centers, is approved for 6.0 CE hours by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. The approval number is 090817-04. The Collaborative is the approving body for the Michigan Board of Social Work.
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.
Number of credits subject to change.