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Workshop: Retention: It’s Time to Stop Kicking People Out of Treatment - South Florida
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When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 pm
Where: Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Coconut Creek (954) 418-4000
5730 North State Road 7
Meeting Room: Penalty Box
Coconut Creek, Florida  33073
United States
Presenter: Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC
Contact: Cynthia Berg
(850) 878-2196

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Substance use disorders have been found to have similar genetic and environmental risk factors, etiologies, and relapse rates to other chronic conditions, including diabetes, and hypertension; indicating the need for longer-term treatment and recovery support services. A growing body of evidence has shown approaches that support continuity of care, as well as provide continuing recovery planning and aftercare services, are more cost-effective and lead to better recovery outcomes. This workshop will support providers to be able to describe key elements of continuing recovery planning, contextualize the role of Recovery Coaches in discharge planning and aftercare services, identify trauma-informed discharge practices and aftercare services for survivors of domestic violence and other trauma, and introduce the evidence-supported intervention Recovery Management Checkups (RMC) as a core component of aftercare services.

Who should attend?This workshop is designed for 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:
Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Director of Policy and Practice for Domestic Violence and Substance Use at the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as Faculty at The University of Chicago. Gabriela brings 15 years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS, impacted by housing instability, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions, as well as survivors of domestic violence and other trauma; providing direct services, training, advocacy, and consultation; and leading programs using a trauma-informed approach, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Gender Responsive Care, Housing First, and third wave behavioral interventions. Gabriela has provided technical assistance through SAMHSA and other national leaders in best practices. Gabriela has been recognized with numerous awards, including Health & Medicine Policy Research Group’s 2018 Health Award, and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals chapter of NADAAC’s 2017 Rising Star Award. Gabriela has provided training and technical assistance related to serving marginalized communities impacted by trauma and other social determinants of health, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Hotel Information:
Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Coconut Creek
5730 North State Road 7
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Meeting Room: Penalty Box
(954) 418-4000

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