‘Up­root­ing Ad­dic­tion’ work­shops of­fered for pro­fes­sion­als, res­i­dents

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - OBITUARIES -

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 hope­payson@sbc­global.net

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.

Robert Funkhouser

Ryan Bai­ley

Kelvin Young

Robin Cullen

Cynthia Clooney

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTOS

Hope Payson

Tamyi-Jo Lynd

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