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Creating a Culture of Recovery

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Cedar Canyon Camp

5130 Memorial Road

Rapid City, SD 57702

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Recovery Communities of South Dakota presents the inaugural "Creating a Culture of Recovery" Conference and Townhall.

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Recovery Communities of South Dakota & Black Hills Recovery Coalition present:

WHAT: Creating a Culture of Recovery - an inaugural conference and Townhall to address the roots of drug addiction, substance use, alcoholism, suicide, & incarceration in our communities. Food will be provided.

Presentations on Historical Trauma, Shame, Guilt, Anger, Fear & Individual, Family, Community Solutions

The conference will

  • Highlight the social and cultural beginning of the addiction epidemic
  • Define the devastating effects of shame, guilt, and trauma
  • Introduce a community-centered approach to recovery

This Conference will continue to build bridges between existing and new recovery models in the Black Hills. This is a space for people in recovery, people seeking recovery, their families and loved ones, and professionals to collaborate in order to shine light on the roots of addiction and to highlight the beauty and wonder of recovery.

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019. Registration opens at 8:00, opening ceremony at 8:30 closing at 4:00

WHERE: Cedar Canyon Camp, 5130 Memorial Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702

WHO TO ATTEND?

Individuals, Family, Organizations, Service Providers & Community Member seeking education, information and solutions for drug addiction, substance use, alcoholism, suicide, & incarceration.

Join us for a day of learning & growing together as we continue the work of healing our community and creating a healthy forest of hope and opportunity for our future generations as we learn to honor the wisdom of our elders and the tenacious efforts of our present care warriors.

Confirmed Speakers:

J.Carlos Rivera - Executive Director at White Bison, Inc. located in Colorado Springs, CO. Carlos is an enrolled tribal member with the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians and is also of Mexican descent. He is originally from Northern Ca. but currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his family. Carlos, CADC-II, received his degree in Chemical Dependency Studies at the American River College. He served as a substance abuse treatment provider for 10-years at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. providing services to adult men and women on parole, juvenile offenders and other referrals from the Department of Corrections. He continues to make a difference in Native Tribal communities serving as the Executive Director for White Bison, Inc. In his role he oversees daily operations and is also passionate about developing new curriculum to better meet the needs of Native American/Alaska Native communities. Carlos has also been an active committee member for the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency State Committee for California, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Carlos has faced many adversities in his life that have ultimately guided him to build resiliency, discipline and a sense of direction in his life. Carlos grew up without a father or mother figure and became a ward of the court at age 13, resulting in him spending most of his adolescent years in treatment programs, group homes and Youth Authorities. Through the process of treatment and recovery Carlos found a greater purpose in life which inspired and motivated him to establish a healthy foundation for his family.

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