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Webinar: Florida’s Recovery Residence Options for Parents with Opioid Use Disorders
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Webinar: Florida’s Recovery Residence Options for Parents with Opioid Use Disorders

This webinar will address living environments in the community that may support or challenge recovery.

When: 1/31/2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Ginny LaRue, MNM
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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Individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD) often return from institutions and treatment programs to living environments in the community that promote alcohol and other drug use, putting those in early recovery at risk for relapse. Recovery residences are a vital resource for individuals seeking supportive housing environments that promote recovery. While there are currently not enough recovery residences to provide needed post-treatment or re-entry support, this resource is even more scarce for parents with OUD, including those involved in the child welfare system, particularly if they are receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT). While MAT and recovery residences evolved out of separate communities, recent expansions are occurring in recovery residences that welcome various individuals (including parents in recovery receiving MAT).

Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for child welfare and family court staff and stakeholders working with parents in recovery, including clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Presented by:
Ginny LaRue, MNM is the Director of the AETNA Recovery Project with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA). She is also the Executive Director of the LaRue House, a women’s recovery residence located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. LaRue was with the University of Central Florida (UCF) as an academic advisor and career coach. Currently, she is a Certified Career Development Facilitator through the National Career Development Association and was an adjunct professor for Daytona State College. Ms. LaRue received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management, both from the University of Central Florida.

Ms. LaRue is focused on building supportive grassroots efforts to develop Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s) throughout the State of Florida. She is a passionate advocate for recovery, using her own lived recovery experience as a person in long-term recovery since April 2003 to reach others who are struggling. She promotes a recovery-oriented system of care by increasing the peer recovery workforce and providing safe, clean housing for women in the early recovery process. Her passion is to ensure voices of lived recovery experiences are heard and stories of hope are used as a basis for changing the way substance use and recovery is perceived. She is a Recovery Peer Specialist in training while she completes the Florida certification process.

2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #001-A
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676