CASRA Core Values Learning Series 2023-24 - Services for Growth

Event Program

DAYS:
April 17  -   May 15  -   June 26

April 17, 2024

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Crisis - A Broad Perspective
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Chad Costello

Handout(s):

Crisis is defined as an emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person’s life. This workshop explores this definition and takes a broader look at what are termed as crisis situations and our reactions to them. It provides a Recovery perspective and offers some suggestions for handling “crisis” situations.

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe crisis in psychosocial rehabilitation term.
2. Understand the differences in a crisis based and recovery based systems.
3. Identify approaches to handling “crisis” situations.

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May 15, 2024

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Harm Reduction
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Guyton Colantuono

Harm Reduction, though originally developed in the substance use field, mirrors the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. This workshop will illustrate how using harm reduction in the delivery of services is not only empowering to staff but provides a more meaningful opportunity to engage people as they walk and define their recovery journey. The workshop will challenge many macro assumptions about mental health, substance use, and other behaviors and provide direct service staff with an intervention crosswalk that is more person centered than the one shoe fits all approach that permeates our field.

To goal of this training develop participants' willingness and ability to provide integrated, person-centered care to people who are actively using substances. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify two reasons why a person-centered model is essential for people with co-occurring disorders.
2. Identify three skills that are key to practicing harm reduction.
3. Distinguish between safety, moderation, and abstinence, when using a harm reduction mode

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June 26, 2024

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Building a Hopeful LIfe through Employment and Other Meaningful Roles
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Joe Ruiz

Having Meaningful Roles is one of the four basic foundations of Recovery. Being engaged in employment makes a significant contribution to increasing self-esteem and efficacy, improved integration into the community, and a higher perception of quality of life. This workshop explores how we can support and assist those we serve in building roles in their lives from employment to anything that meaning, pleasure, joy, and identity beyond that of a client in a mental health system. 

Participants will be able to:
1. Identify how meaningful roles help build resiliency and define who we are.
2. Identify myths vs. facts regarding employment
3. Identify strategies for promoting employment for those they serve.

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