‘Uprooting Addiction’ workshops offered for professionals, residents
WINSTED >> Uprooting Addiction, Planting the Seeds of Recovery: Exploring the Factors that Hold Substance and Behavioral Addictions in Place, will be presented on Friday, May 5 in Winsted at Northwestern CT Community College Learning Resource Center from 1-4:30 p.m., and on June 2 at Salisbury Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Salisbury.
The main presenter for these two workshop events is Hope Payson LCSW, LADC. Payson will be joined by panelists Kelvin Young, Robin Cullen, Robert Funkhouser, Cynthia Cloney, Tami-Jo Lind, Miriam Darveau and Ryan Bailey.
In a statement, Payson explained the mission and purpose of “Uprooting Addiction.”
“To fully understand a complex issue, it is helpful to study its roots,” she wrote. “What can the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study teach us about the connection between childhood trauma and addiction? How does childhood trauma impact the developing brain and increase vulnerability to addictive disorders? What strengths help to seed a sustainable recovery? Most importantly, how can we offer a compassionate community response to people who are suffering?”
Teaching points are illustrated with a PowerPoint Presentation, film clips from the CT based documentary film “Recovering Community” and a panel discussion.
This event is open to the general public, persons impacted by issues related to addiction and trauma, and people working in the addiction recovery field. Admission is a $20 donation. Proceeds will be used to fund the documentary, “Recovering Community” a film that educates the general public about the connection between trauma and addiction.
Continuing Education credits are available for mental health professionals.
To register for this event email: Hope Payson at firstname.lastname@example.org
This initiative is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) under grant H95RH00151, State Offices of Rural Health $172,000.