Agenda

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June 15 Expand

All times are EST.

7:00 AMRecovery Reiki - Optional Activity
7:30 AMAll Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
8:00 AMCoffee Connection - Optional Activity
9:00 AMWelcome Address: Day One
9:20 AMBreakout #1
10:30 AMBreak
10:50 AMBreakout #2
12:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 PMKeynote -Leading a Social Change Movement
2:00 PMBreakout #3
3:10 PMBreak
3:30 PMKeynote: Addressing Health Disparities: A strategy to combat the Opioid Epidemic, COVID-19 and Achieve Health Equity in Behavioral Health
4:30 PMAddiction in Rural America: Tools for Local Leaders
5:30 PMClosing Day One
6:00 PMDinner Break
7:00 PMEvening Activity: Finding the Service Silver Lining in any Situation - Story and Performance by Ricky Byrd
8:00 PMRecovery Dharma - Optional Activity
8:00 PMAll Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
8:00 PMOne Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
June 16 Expand

All times are EST.

7:00 AMRecovery Reiki - Optional Activity
7:30 AMAll Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
8:00 AMCoffee Connection - Optional Activity
9:00 AMWelcome Address: Day Two
9:20 AMBreakout #1
10:30 AMBreak
10:50 AMBreakout #2
12:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 PMNew Research Findings on U.S. Recovery Community Centers: Implications for Disease Management and Public Health
2:00 PMBreakout #3
3:10 PMBreak
3:30 PMGlobal Recovery Panel
4:30 PMClosing Day Two
5:00 PMChange is from Within
5:30 PMDinner Break
6:30 PMCommunity Forum on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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June 16 June 16
Recovery Reiki - Optional Activity
7:00 AM EDT - 8:00 AM
Activity
Presented by:Tara Moreno-Wallen

Reiki is an ancient Japanese practice discovered by Mikao Usui that uses light touch to promote healing in the body, mind, and spirit. Recovery Reiki ® is a program developed by Tara Moreno-Wallen that specifically targets the pain-body that keeps a person in negative cyclical patterns when it relates to addiction, codependency, and trauma.

This session will help you break free of those patterns so you can live a life of peace, love, bliss, and joy. Recovery Reiki® will help you get to the root cause of any addictions, codependent relationships, and any trauma associated with these afflictions.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
All Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
7:30 AM EDT - 8:30 AM
Activity

An alternative to 12-step meetings, “All Recovery” meetings welcome all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or support the recovery lifestyle. (Originally developed by the Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery.)

Moderated by: Kristen Aja
Coffee Connection - Optional Activity
8:00 AM EDT - 9:00 AM

Coffee, Tea, and YOU!  An open networking opportunity to virtually "rub elbows" with other conference attendees. Connect with old friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee.

Moderated by: Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Welcome Address: Day Two
9:00 AM EDT - 9:20 AM
Presented by:Philip Rutherford

Welcome back to the second day of your Recovery Leadership Summit! This session will provide highlights from day one and an overview of day two.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Harm Reduction - Street Outreach and in a Shelter Setting
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Capacity Building

In this session, our presenters share with you two perspectives and approaches of Harm Reduction - Street Outreach and in a Shelter Setting.

Claudia Delfin will present on street outreach with people who use substances in a border community. From people experiencing homelessness to people who work in the sex industry, our presenter will share her experience and some basic skills when working in a diverse and vibrant Latinx community.

Adan Dominguez will present on Project Punto de Partida is an innovative harm reduction project that has attained success with hundreds of persons served monthly through a combination of services offered which include outreach, peer recovery coaching, resource network and brokering, MAT support, and neighborhood engagement in a trauma-informed shelter setting.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Roundtable Discussion: CAPRSS Domain: Peer Leadership Development
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Leadership Development

Join this roundtable discussion to talk about Peer Leadership Development as it pertains to the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services standards for peer recovery support services (PRSS). We will discuss standards and criteria for this domain as well as strategies that speak to Recruitment, Retention, Selection, and Orientation, and Training and Development. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange approaches and ideas to meet this national standard.

Moderated by: Evan Done
Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging Part 1
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:Dean Lemire

Be among the first to experience the 2020 update to Faces & Voices of Recovery's staple community messaging training. Faces & Voices developed the Our Stories Have Power Recovery Community Messaging Training to give people in recovery and their family members talking points, strategies, and language that they can use to talk about recovery. The recovery community is speaking out to educate friends, neighbors, policymakers, and the Media about the reality of recovery so that others can benefit from it. This training is offered over two seventy-minute sessions.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
Family Support Programming – Where the Biggest Winners Are the Children
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Family Focus

When a member of a family suffers from addiction, children are most often the first ones hurt and the last ones helped. But there are time-proven strategies and programs ready to help RCOs include the impacted children and families in their own healing and recovery process. Through two critical tools, learn how to develop resiliency in families utilizing NACoA’s Children’s Program Kit and the Celebrating Families!TM evidence-based program. Curricula provides everything needed to create, facilitate, and sustain strong educational peer support programming to heal and strengthen families.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
Reaching for Their Dreams: A Person-Centered Approach to the Assessment of Recovery Capital as the Foundation for Recovery Planning
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Peer Recovery Support Services
Presented by:Sharon Hesseltine

Peer Recovery Support Specialists play an integral role in supporting the transition from active addiction to recovery. They bridge the gap between stabilization and recovery initiation occurring in treatment centers to recovery within the context of the community. Key to supporting this transition is the process of recovery planning – where hopes and dreams become a realistic map to a future filled with possibilities.

In this interactive session, participants will build skills that support a person-centered approach to the assessment of Recovery Capital and the development of recovery plans. This will be a hands-on training experience that includes practice using the recovery capital scale and tools designed to support recovery planning. Participants will leave training with both the skills and tools necessary to support the recovery planning process.

Moderated by: Jenna Neasbitt
Break
10:30 AM EDT - 10:50 AM
CRAFT - Community Reinforcement and Family Training
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Family Focus

The Community Reinforcement and Family Training presentation will explain a peer-facilitated Family Recovery Coach approach to offer a 12 session CRAFT Family Support Group applying exercises identified in each chapter from the book, “Get Your Loved One Sober”, subtitled, Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening, written by Robert J, Meyers, Ph.D. and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D., published by Hazelden. After an introduction of CRAFT and how USARA has adapted the CRAFT model to work in a group setting and with one on one non-clinical peer coaching, we will identify the 3 goals of CRAFT and the need for family support. We will address the type of individual needed for leading CRAFT Family Support and how group and individual coaching is facilitated by peer family recovery coaches who have received training and use shared and lived experience. USARA and those who have participated in CRAFT Family Support Groups held throughout Utah have endorsed the CRAFT model as the most impactful solution they have come across. Together we can overcome the stigma of addiction, encourage hope for recovery, and provide support to families who through a proven approach can benefit the person with substance use disorder and their family members.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
Round table discussion - Virtual Peer Recovery Support Services
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Peer Recovery Support Services
Presented by:William Stauffer

In this round table discussion around Virtual Peer Recovery Support Services (VRSS) we will explore the role of virtual recovery support services during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. We will explore how VRSS have been used to support recovery during the pandemic. What we should consider in respect to using VRSS as an effective tool for supporting recovery and ethical considerations moving forward.

Moderated by: Jenna Neasbitt
Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging Part 2
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:Dean Lemire

Be among the first to experience the 2020 update to Faces & Voices of Recovery's staple community messaging training. Faces & Voices developed the Our Stories Have Power Recovery Community Messaging Training to give people in recovery and their family members talking points, strategies, and language that they can use to talk about recovery. The recovery community is speaking out to educate friends, neighbors, policymakers, and the Media about the reality of recovery so that others can benefit from it. This training is offered over two seventy-minute sessions.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
Leadership Styles
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Leadership Development
Presented by:Philip Rutherford

This session will offer a brief look at 2 key areas of leadership development; Personality profiling of team and peer members and The Situational Leadership model pioneered by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.

Moderated by: Evan Done
Substance Use Disorder & Tobacco
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Capacity Building
Presented by:John de Miranda

The use of tobacco products among people in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) is significantly greater than the general population. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that adults with SUD account for more than 18% of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. (1) For persons entering SUD treatment smoking estimates as high as 97% have been reported. (2) One research report in Nicotine & Tobacco Research concluded:
The very high smoking rates reported in addiction treatment samples warrant significant, organized, and systemic response from addiction treatment systems, from agencies that fund and regulate those systems, and from agencies concerned with tobacco control. (3)

Despite very high rates of morbidity and mortality linked to smoking in this population, efforts by treatment providers, recovery support workers and funders to respond have been largely ineffectual. While the majority of private and publicly-funded recovery programs maintain a nominal “smoke free” environment, provisions are often made to accommodate a participants' tobacco addiction offsite or in specially-designated areas. Those treatment programs that do incorporate tobacco as an addiction to-be-addressed almost universally adopt the total abstinence model adapted from traditional 12-step recovery practices. This workshop will provide recent research findings supporting the need for treatment and recovery programs to aggressively address tobacco addiction among client populations, as well as a model program that is successfully adding tobacco addiction components such as medication and tobacco harm reduction strategies to their traditional service portfolio. Results of focus groups held at a recovery community center in California will be shared.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Lunch Break
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM
New Research Findings on U.S. Recovery Community Centers: Implications for Disease Management and Public Health
1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM
Keynote
Presented by:Dr. John Kelly

In the past 50 years much has been learned about the etiology, epidemiology, and ways to effectively address substance use disorders. More recently, there has been increased recognition that substance use disorders require ongoing recovery support management to maintain gains made in acute care treatment. This has led to increased emphasis on models of continuing care and recovery support services which have expanded across the United States. One of the most prevalent of these new recovery support service entities is recovery community centers. This talk will provide the rationale for, and research on, these new entities, including new research on who uses them, how they are run, who runs them, who they help and how they help.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Access to Recovery Supports for People with Disabilities
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Capacity Building
Presented by:John de Miranda

According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly 1 in 5 Americans have a disability. Approximately 19% of the population experiences some form of functional limitation requiring assistance and accommodation. The spectrum of disability includes obvious conditions such as blindness, deafness, spinal cord injury, and developmental conditions. Another category known as “hidden” disabilities includes less obvious limitations such as traumatic brain injury, substance use disorder, and chronic pain.

The range of alcohol and other drug problems varies across disability categories, but for each group, the incidence is equal to or greater than the general population. For that reason, developing treatment and recovery support services that are accessible to all people with functional limitations is important, and the focus of this workshop.

Responding to the need to improve access to care for people with disabilities (PWD) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration tasked its Bringing Recovery Support Services to Scale Technical Assistance Center (BRSS TACS) with developing disability-specific TIP Sheets to guide treatment and recovery programs. These TIP Sheets were previewed at the 2017 CA SUD Conference at which input into their development was provided by workshop participants. The TIP Sheets are now complete and have been rolled out through a Recovery Live webinar.

Participants in this workshop will receive links to all five Tip sheets and a thorough orientation to how each can help to create more accessible services.

Although focused on PWD these adaptations to services improve quality and accessibility for all populations and ultimately improve the continuum of care the includes recovery support services.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Mentoring Peer Recovery Support Services
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Leadership Development
Presented by:Mary Roberson

In this session, the presenter with discuss recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC), roles of providers, and peers in a ROSC. Discussion will include the value of mentorship for peers in a peer-based peer-driven system. Discussion will include cultural competency regarding confidentiality and boundaries clarification.

Moderated by: Evan Done
Roundtable Discussion: Opioid Legislation
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:Brandon George

Legislation: drugs, people, race, and jail. Let's talk policy and whether or not harm reduction, criminal justice reform, and recovery live in the same policy place

Legislation can be intimidating; even the word can shut people down. The legislative process is complex - so complex that many people are paid just to show others how to read the instruction book. Want to actually play? There's a person to pay for that too. In such complex issues, how do we navigate? Do signs and loud microphones work best? How do we get anyone to listen? Do I team up with others? These are all questions that anyone who stepped foot in a house or senate chamber has asked themselves. So many issues are intertwined and interconnected, we must learn how to navigate by finding champions and alliances that will further our cause.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
True Love Not Tough Love: Panel discussion
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Family Focus

One person dies every 7 minutes of an accidental overdose in the U.S. today. Mothers have been told by healthcare professionals for decades to use “tough love,” paternalistic approaches in handling our children who struggle with substance use disorders. This has merely added to the stigma, and too many precious lives are being lost. Parents of people who struggle with an addiction to opioids know that their child has lost his way in a devilish maze, creating a serious threat to finding a healthy and successful life. We know that he/she is in critical danger of dying, so we reject labels of “enabling” and codependency” and advocate for true love not tough love. Labels such as “addict” and “codependent” are disparaging and stigmatizing and should never be used to define a person. We are reclaiming our basic mother’s right to nurture and protect our children. We propose maternal and humanistic approaches to address substance use disorders and the opioid overdose crisis. We are teaching lessons of love in addressing this tragic epidemic.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
SSA / ATTC Roundtable Discussion
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Peer Recovery Support Services

This session is an opportunity for Single State Agency (SSA) and Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) representatives to discuss their success and challenges and exchange ideas around topics like recovery community organizations (RCOs), peer recovery support services, and peer certification processes.

Moderated by: Jenna Neasbitt
Break
3:10 PM EDT - 3:30 PM
Global Recovery Panel
3:30 PM EDT - 4:30 PM
Keynote

Join the Worldwide Recovery Movement!

This panel discussion includes leaders from recovery advocacy organizations from across the globe.  We’ll hear their perspective on the impact of COVID-19 and how they are working to support and mobilize the recovery community.  Invited guest speakers are from Scotland, Australia, Ghana, Brazil, Canada, Guam, and Saipan.

Moderated by: Patty McCarthy
Closing Day Two
4:30 PM EDT - 5:00 PM
Presented by:Philip Rutherford
Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Change is from Within
5:00 PM EDT - 5:30 PM
Keynote
Presented by:Don Coyhis

Our Mother Earth and its inhabitants are designed to live in Harmony and Balance. When this happens, the Natural law will put forces in to correct for the mistake. Conflict precedes clarity. We are in the process of a major shift in consciousness designed to live in harmony and balance.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Dinner Break
5:30 PM EDT - 6:30 PM
Community Forum on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM
Forum

We are asking for your participation and encourage your input. We’re here to listen. Join us in an open conversation on June 16th at 6:30 pm EDT regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To participate in this event, separate registration is required. Please register here to attend.

Moderated by: Tony Sanchez
June 15
Recovery Reiki - Optional Activity
7:00 AM EDT - 8:00 AM
Activity
Presented by:Tara Moreno-Wallen

Reiki is an ancient Japanese practice discovered by Mikao Usui that uses light touch to promote healing in the body, mind, and spirit. Recovery Reiki ® is a program developed by Tara Moreno-Wallen that specifically targets the pain-body that keeps a person in negative cyclical patterns when it relates to addiction, codependency, and trauma.

This session will help you break free of those patterns so you can live a life of peace, love, bliss, and joy. Recovery Reiki® will help you get to the root cause of any addictions, codependent relationships, and any trauma associated with these afflictions.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
All Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
7:30 AM EDT - 8:30 AM
Activity

An alternative to 12-step meetings, “All Recovery” meetings welcome all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or support the recovery lifestyle. (Originally developed by the Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery.)

Moderated by: Kristen Aja
Coffee Connection - Optional Activity
8:00 AM EDT - 9:00 AM

Coffee, Tea, and YOU!  An open networking opportunity to virtually "rub elbows" with other conference attendees. Connect with old friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee.

Moderated by: Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Welcome Address: Day One
9:00 AM EDT - 9:20 AM
Presented by:Patty McCarthy

Welcome to the 2020 Recovery Leadership Summit! This session will provide an overview of the Summit agenda and an overview of the Summit agenda and highlights of optional activities.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Compassion Fatigue in Peer Recovery Support Services
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Peer Recovery Support Services
Presented by:Owen Dougherty

Providing recovery support services is deeply satisfying and for many individuals doing this work is driven by passion and compassion. While these drivers are can be the source of this deep satisfaction, they can also provide fertile ground for vulnerability for the service providers and the organizations within which the services are provided. The compassion that provides both the energy for "the work" and the satisfaction we derive from these services can become fatigued through intense encounters and time.

In this session, we'll briefly explore this dynamic and look at some ways we can address the realities as they present themselves as well as proactively address our vulnerability.

Moderated by: Kristen Aja
Sign of the Times: How Language Matters
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:Jenna Neasbitt

In our session, we will work to develop a succinct understanding of how stigma affects individuals in recovery, particularly those using medication as part of their recovery pathway. We will also discuss implicit biases for those with substance use disorders, looking more closely at the substance use and recovery cultures of the workforce. We will identify some common misgivings, as well as effective responses to debunk beliefs and myths around medication and recovery.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
Executive Director Roundtable
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Capacity Building
Presented by:Joey Supina, Joe Powell

This Roundtable session will include three- 20-minute focus discussions on lessons learned, development and growing with the movement, and organizational culture of wellness and self-care. With more than 50 combined years of experience, Joe Powell and Joey Supina have served the recovery community and each have differing experiences serving communities and the recovery population. This session will provide a platform for seasoned and new executive directors to gain perspective on the past, present, and future of RCO stewardship; share in meaningful discussions, and engage in shared collaborative learning.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Virtual RCO- Working with Health Disparities
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Family Focus

In fulfilling the scope of work in a BCOR SAMHSA grant, our teams have encountered barriers and fissures in the recovery landscape. As COVID-19 engulfed our nation, LARA, mTx, PCA came together to create a Virtual RCO that could address some disparities that a brick and mortar program could barely touch. We will discuss our journey, our troubleshooting, and our progress with the RLS participants.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
During and After COVID-19: Building a Better System for Substance Use Disorders Services
9:20 AM EDT - 10:30 AM
Leadership Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the many failures of our health system. Substance use disorders treatment and recovery supports are already under-resourced, and millions don’t get the support they need. COVID-19 has made it even harder to get in-person services, but it has expanded virtual and remote services. This upheaval provides an opportunity to advocate for needed improvements.

This workshop will share early findings from an initiative* to improve services and outcomes by identifying what outcomes matter most to people with substance use disorders and ensuring their voices guide future research and action. Participants will also have the opportunity to share how COVID is affecting recovery services in their communities, what outcomes they think are most important, and what needs to change so we can achieve those outcomes.

*Patients Lead is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (12786-CC)

Moderated by: Evan Done
Break
10:30 AM EDT - 10:50 AM
Trauma Informed Care Basics for Peer Recovery Specialists
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Peer Recovery Support Services
Presented by:Jennifer Tuerke

This is an introduction to trauma-informed care for Peer recovery specialists which will provide a foundation for knowledge and beginning skills of trauma-informed care. Participants will review SAMHSA's definition of trauma, principles of trauma-informed care and the framework to apply these principles. The concepts of secondary trauma and vicarious trauma will also be explained. This training will assist Peers with their interactions with individuals seeking recovery who have experienced trauma.

Moderated by: Jenna Neasbitt
Recovery Policy in the Time of COVID
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:Andrew Kessler

**NOTE - The recording of Andrew Kessler and his featured presentation begins at marker 1:24:00. The first portion of this recording is a separate presentation.

COVID-19 has thrown more than just a wrench into our policy agenda: It has co-opted the entire process wholesale. Now, and foreseeably for the rest of 2020 (and beyond) we must advance our priorities through the lens of the pandemic. Recovery support services have been severely impacted, but will also be in tremendous demand as the outbreak continues. Learn how we are advancing our agenda, and advocating for recovery support services in this new universe.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
Servant Leadership
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Leadership Development
Presented by:Evan Done

Servant leadership is a model of leadership that focuses on the growth and well-being of the communities that are served. The servant-leader shares power, puts others’ needs first, and helps the development and performance of their people. Different from traditional leadership where the goal is organizational success, servant leadership has the goal of serving its people first.

Moderated by: Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Roundtable Discussion: Recovery Data Platform
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Capacity Building
Presented by:Jesse Wheeler

Does your organization currently use RDP? Are you interested in learning more about RDP? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, we'd like to invite you to this roundtable discussion. We'll cover best practices and how to make sense of your data.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Recovery & Family Support Latino Outreach
10:50 AM EDT - 12:00 PM
Family Focus
Presented by:Luis Rosales

As our country becomes more and more ethnically diverse, it is vital that Recovery Community Organizations lead by ensuring all recovery voices are represented and served. For Trilogy, that meant living in a community made up of 24% Hispanics, and boarding a neighboring town, made up 49% Hispanics, we needed to be intentional about meeting the recovery needs of this cultural group. Doing Latino Outreach fits naturally with our family support services considering that the Latino community tends to be more communal than individualistic focused. Come and learn from Trilogy’s challenges and successes in working with the Latino community and families.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
Lunch Break
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM
Keynote -Leading a Social Change Movement
1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM
Keynote
Presented by:Leslie Crutchfield

Movements matter—today as much as ever. Yet some changes take hold, while others don’t. Take tobacco. Just a couple of decades ago, people smoked pretty much everywhere in the USA; now the harmful habit’s been dramatically reduced. How did so many abandon this behavior? Just as most Americans stopped smoking, they started stockpiling guns. Gun laws today are more lenient than ever, and now firearms are everywhere – legally owned, easily purchased, and openly carried in most states –despite the efforts of gun safety advocates. Meanwhile, LGBT advocates have made marriage equality the new law of the land. How did U.S. society get to a place in the 21st Century where we can celebrate gay weddings, ban smoking, and collect assault weapons? The answers are not what you might think. How Change Happens author Leslie Crutchfield reveals in this session the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics used in a range of modern change campaigns. Based on several years of research with a team of 21 staff, students, and faculty at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact team (formerly GSEI), she unearthed six key factors that explain why winning movements triumph. in this session, she will explore how we can apply these practices to the movement to end opioid addiction and other substance abuse disorders.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Ethical Issues for Leaders.
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Leadership Development
Presented by:Laurie Johnson-Wade

This session will explore and discuss some of the critical findings of a report developed by William L. White and The PRO-ACT Ethics Workgroup, to practice Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Peer-based Recovery Support Services.

"At its most primitive level, aspiring to be ethical involves sustained vigilance in preventing harm and injury to those to whom we have pledged our loyalty. This meaning is revealed through four terms: Iatrogenic,
Fiduciary, Boundary Management, and Multi-party Vulnerability."

Moderated by: Evan Done
Resource Raising in Harrowing Times
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Capacity Building
Presented by:David Uhl

Our work is being challenged by the dual threats of the pandemic and the recession. While many funders are stepping up during this crisis, others are no longer able to support your mission because of a change in their financial situation. This session will focus on how to think about raising the resources your organization needs in these economically uncertain times. Looking at trends from the 2008 Great Recession, you will come away with a better understanding of what to expect in charitable giving in the months to come, some suggestions on how to mitigate the drop in giving, and tangible next steps to weather this storm.

Moderated by: Kelly Chance
Roundtable Discussion:Addiction and Recovery—A Firsthand Family Perspective: Regaining Wellness in an Ill-Equipped Community Environment
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Family Focus
Presented by:Lauryn Wicks

A conversational presentation on the family experience through a child’s adolescent substance use to adult long-term recovery within a world largely unfamiliar with the science and facts surrounding the serious illness of addiction. An authentic accounting from the unique lenses of both parent and child. Highlighting emerging programs of evidence-informed strategy for families (the Invitation to Change Approach embedding principles of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)|Motivational Interviewing|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy); modeling best-use language for reducing negative/stigmatic perceptions; and the inherent benefit and value of person-centered/patient advocacy, and peer supports.

Moderated by: Marianna Horowitz
Peer Recovery Support Services for Latinx Communities
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Peer Recovery Support Services
Presented by:Jamie Bailey

In my presentation, I will introduce myself as a Latinx person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder. I work as a peer recovery support specialist (PRSS) in El Paso, TX, a community on the border of the United States and Mexico. This community is comprised of an 81.4 percent Hispanic population. I will briefly discuss my experience as the daughter of immigrants, a first-generation American and Latinx person in recovery, and the disparities faced both individually and as a community. I will then introduce peer recovery support services and their practical application, including a discussion on the types of support and job duties fulfilled by a PRSS. I will examine SAMHSA’s definition of recovery as a process of change, which includes health, home, purpose, and community. I will briefly discuss just some of the disparities faced by Latinx communities in regard to these aspects of change. Disparity is important to discuss because, as resource brokers, PRSSs providing support to Latinx people can serve to leverage their knowledge in an attempt to counteract these disparities and connect them with agencies and services that are sensitive to cultural needs. Within the conversation on disparities, I also mention cultural values which serve as areas of strength and resiliency, such as familisimo, which is the normative belief that the family is central to the individual and that family has important obligations in regards to the provision of material, financial, and emotional support for both immediate and extended family members ((Ayón, Marsiglia, & Bermudez-Parsai, 2010; Sabogal, Marín, Otero-Sabogal, Marín, & Perez-Stable, 1987). Finally, I will end the presentation by examining features of culturally competent peer recovery support services.

Moderated by: Jenna Neasbitt
The New 42 USC 290dd-2: Confidentiality for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery in Transition
2:00 PM EDT - 3:10 PM
Advocacy and Public Policy
Presented by:H. Westley Clark

This session will discuss the implications of the changes in federal 42 USC 290dd-2 created by the CARES Act. Attendees will learn of the migration of substantial parts of the old 42 USC 290dd-2 into a HIPAA oriented 42 USC 290dd-2. As a result of these changes, a new set of regulations addressing substance use disorder confidentiality will have to develop by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
Break
3:10 PM EDT - 3:30 PM
Keynote: Addressing Health Disparities: A strategy to combat the Opioid Epidemic, COVID-19 and Achieve Health Equity in Behavioral Health
3:30 PM EDT - 4:30 PM
Keynote

Daily we are reminded that this pandemic has raised the level of awareness about the uneven playing field that exists when it comes to accessing care in this country. The lopsided tragic numbers due to racial and other inequalities are very clear. It also has highlighted the fact that if we address health equity and reduce health disparities, we will achieve equitable care for everyone and by default provide them an equal chance at recovery.

This workshop will show participants how addressing health disparities can help us combat our current epidemics and achieve health equity for everyone, and as an organization, how you can augment the quality of services and produce better outcomes

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Addiction in Rural America: Tools for Local Leaders
4:30 PM EDT - 5:30 PM
Keynote

Rural America has been hard hit by addiction. Beyond the impact of addiction, there are also significant gaps in resources in many rural areas to build strong, healthy, and drug-free communities. The most effective solutions to meeting these needs come from the local level, community by community. To support rural leaders in this work, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has built a number of tools designed specifically for rural communities. This session will give an overview of several tools to support rural leaders in meeting prevention, treatment, and recovery needs. This session will also discuss some of the actions that the Trump Administration has taken to ensure that people living in rural America have continued access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Closing Day One
5:30 PM EDT - 6:00 PM

Meet the Incredible Team at Faces & Voices of Recovery! They’ll introduce themselves and we’ll share some updates from across all our programs.

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Dinner Break
6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM
Evening Activity: Finding the Service Silver Lining in any Situation - Story and Performance by Ricky Byrd
7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM
Activity
Presented by:Ricky Byrd

Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Ricky Byrd, will talk a little about his story in long term recovery, play some songs from his Clean Getaway and new CD and discuss how he's using the tools he's collected in his time in recovery to get through this current situation we find ourselves in. NO MATTER WHAT!

Moderated by: Jesse Wheeler
Recovery Dharma - Optional Activity
8:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM
Activity

Recovery Dharma gathers to explore a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. We are peer-led and do not follow any one leader or teacher, but trust in the wisdom of the Buddha (the potential for our own awakening), the Dharma (the truth, or the teachings), and the Sangha (our community of wise friends on this path). Recovery Dharma is a program of empowerment and doesn’t ask us to believe in anything other than our own potential to change and heal. We have found a guide for our recovery in the Buddhist teachings of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, and we invite you to investigate these practices and principles as tools for your own path of liberation from the suffering of addiction. We understand that this is not the only path to recovery and many may choose to combine these practices with other recovery programs.

Moderated by: Evan Done
All Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
8:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM
Activity

An alternative to 12-step meetings, “All Recovery” meetings welcome all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or support the recovery lifestyle. (Originally developed by the Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery.)

Moderated by: Wesley Balmer
One Recovery Meeting - Optional Activity
8:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM
Activity

One Recovery, created by the Long Island Recovery Association, embraces the concept that there are many pathways of recovery and we welcome everyone including: those in treatment, affected family members, individuals who use medication to support their recovery, those who belong to twelve-step programs and all other pathways. Each of these groups adds an important perspective to our shared experience. Anyone affected, concerned, or interested in addiction and recovery is welcome here.

Moderated by: Denise Alba