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HOPE Conference 2014 - Cultivating Resiliency in ME


Friday, May 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

HOPE Conference 2014 - Cultivating Resiliency in ME

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When: Friday, May 30, 2014

Where: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $12

Conference Objectives: The goal of this conference is for participants to gain a greater understanding of recovery/wellness from many different perspectives. We will learn from each other, network, and gain a greater understanding about recovery and wellness.

Who Should Attend: This conference is designed for persons in recovery, consumers,survivors, service providers, family and community members.

Lodging: Is available for the night of May 29 for those peers/consumers who live more than 130 miles from the Augusta Civic Center. Please contact Suzanne Boras*.

Mileage: A limited amount of funding is available for those peers/consumers who use a private vehicle to travel 150 miles round trip. If you carpool (two or more passengers) you can register on the day of the conference for our prize drawing of a $25.00 gas card. See the Help Desk on the day of event for details or contact Suzanne Boras.

Special Accommodations: Contact Suzanne Boras by May 19 so that we can respond to your special need.

*Suzanne Boras
Tel: 1-207-795-4518 / TTY: 1-800-606-0215 / Email: suzanne.boras@maine.gov


Please see the brochure for detailed descriptions of all workshop offerings.

Conference brochure

Text Only PDF Brochure with Workshop Descriptions

Form to complete and send if paying with check or cash


Conference Agenda
8:00 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mary Mayhew, Commissioner Maine DHHS
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Heather McDonald-Bellamy, Executive Director, Focus on Recovery United, Inc. - The "H" word!
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:30

Workshops A1 - A8

A1. Mental Health Recovery Including Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) - Scott Metzger and Liz Lind
A2. Navigating the Digital World: Using Social Media to Build Your Resiliency Through Community Involvement - Melissa Caswell
A3. Connections Between Recovery and Thinking about Quitting Smoking - Joanne Joy
A4. Bridging the Gap Between Personal Recovery and Recovery Supported by Traditional Clinical Services - Ilana Schreiber and Hilary Andreoli
A5. Yoga as a Practice of Recovery and Resilience - Liz Leuthner
A6. Hope and Recovery Through 12-Steps - Eric, Corey, Tommy and Shawn
A7. Three R's of Recovery - Paula Gustafson
A8. Art Expressions in Recovery - Dorothy Treadwell

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Sharing Talents from the Recovery Community
1:00 - 2:15

Workshops B1 - B8

B1. The Tsalagi Dance of Life: A Seven-Point Empowerment Meditation - Bruce Campbell
B2. The Anonymous People - Part I - Darren Ripley
B3. Personal Medicine - Bobby-Jo Bechard and Chris Monahan
B4. Bouncing Back and Cultivating Wellness with Affirmations - Catherine Ross
B5. Leveraging Resources Through Resiliency - Vickie McCarty and Dorothy Treadwell
B6. Self-Esteem 101 - Heather McDonald-Bellamy
B7. Recovering People, Recovering Communities- Andrew Kiezulas, Tracy Hegarty and Matthew Braun (YPR)
B8. Entering the Peer Workforce - Randy Morrison

2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:45

Workshops C1 - C8

C1. Maine Can Work: How Work Can Benefit Recovery - Led by Maine Can Work Peer Facilitators
C2. The Anonymous People - Part II
C3. Identifying, Creating and Fostering Resilience in People who have Experienced Homelessness - Kelly Richardson
C4. Bridging the Divide between Physical and Mental Health Care in Behavioral Health Homes: Using our Lived Experience to Help Change the System - Mary Henderson and Katharine Storer
C5. A Soldier's Resilient March through Life, or, How Did I Get Here from There? - Jerry Dewitt
C6. Getting Connected -  Hosted by the International Warm Line (IWL) Staff - Jan Anderson, Cathy Brown, Gordon Maxwell and Scott Metzger
C7. The Three Principles of Intentional Peer Support: Developing Resiliency Within - Kelly Staples
C8. A Collaborative Support Approach to Wellness - Troy Henderson and John Painter

3:45 - 4:00 Evaluations, Raffle, Adjourn
Have questions about HOPE Conference 2014 - Cultivating Resiliency in ME? Contact SAMHS, CCSM, MAAR

When & Where

Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

Friday, May 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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