Recovery and Communities – webnairs

These three one hour webnair’s by the Recovery to Practice group
have focus on bridging the ideas/values of Recovery to actual– on the ground, practical implementation, in the context of multiple organizations and groups within “a community.”  
As well, of note is that RTP  as part of  SAMHSA , developed within various professional groups, like nursing, psychology, peer support, psychiatry, addictions… recovery focused approaches calibrated to their scope of practice.

Recovery happens where people live, work, worship and play. Involvement in communities can help people find a sense of belonging, provide access to activities and resources, and offer opportunities for contribution to others. All too often, however, community involvement – in work, social activities, religious life, and other pursuits – is considered only after treatment is completed, rather than being a source of discovery and healing in itself.  

This series will examine how recovery-oriented practitioners and organizations can identify, access, and partner with everyday community resources to help people expand their connections in communities of their choice.  
Register now! Follow the event links below for more information and to register.


The Role of Spiritual and Faith Communities in Recovery

Date: May 31, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m. EDT
Event link:
Presenters: Jim Zahniser, Principal and Senior Consultant, TriWest Group and Trainer for Pathways to Promise; Dennis Middel, Director of Faith and Spiritual Wellness, Mental Health Center of Denver; David Muniz, Peer Specialist, Mental Health Center of Denver

Presenters will talk about their work with faith communities to help them address behavioral health issues of their members, and with behavioral health practitioners to equip them to better understand the role of faith and spirituality in recovery.  Through examples of individual and organizational collaborations, participants will gain valuable strategies for their own practice.

Engaging Communities to Promote Recovery

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m. EDT
Event link:
Presenters: Bruce Anderson, Managing Partner, Community Activators; Susan Manzi, Executive Director, Youth in Mind

This webinar will provide information on how to help individuals identify their interests and learn what is available to them in the community as well as describing the benefit of engaging, educating, and helping to build welcoming places that benefit both individuals in recovery and the community at large.  The presenters will provide examples of innovative projects that help challenge negative attitudes while offering opportunity for meaningful engagement in community life.

Integrating Community Resources into Person-centered Plans

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m. EDT
Event link:
Presenters: Sebi Fishta, Training and Development Coordinator, Lincoln Behavioral Health Services; Anita Jackson, Contract Administrator, Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health Authority; Denae Ramos-Pachucki, Employment and Education Specialist, Riverside Community Care

The webinar will present a practical, person-directed, community-based approach to helping people build their preferred lives with focus on community resources and ‘natural’ supports.

Webinar Information

We recommend you participate via your computer. The audio portion will be broadcast through computer speakers. If you do not have computer speakers available, please email We will provide a toll free telephone number for audio conference.

Recovery To Practice webinars are recorded and archived. Bookmark SAMHSA’s Recovery to Practice Technical Assistance & Webinars page, and check back frequently for updates. We’ll post the recordings and the webinar materials as soon as they are ready.
All events will be closed captioned and recorded for future access.

1.0 NAADAC CEH will be available for each event. For attendees who do not wish to take the NAADAC CEH quiz, certificates of participation will available.


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