Events

 

2017 York & Adams County Recovery Events

Addiction knows no racial, cultural, gender, age or economic boundaries and can impact any family throughout our region.

With proper care and support, individuals can and do recover. Treatment is effective. Prevention / Intervention works.

Annual Event:

     September is Recovery Month, a nationwide effort to heighten the awareness of the disease of Addiction and by doing so, educating the public about addiction as well as helping to reduce the stigma of getting help.  Through these events, we celebrate with those that have found a pathway to recovery, stand with those who are still working on or seeking their recovery and recall those who have fallen to the disease of addiction.

Have You Had Enough Yet?     February 17, 2017

     An informative discussion about the addiction epidemic and the tools interventionists use to combat it.  Click here for more information Enough is Enough.

Child Care Workers Needed for Strengthening Families Program

     Children’s Home of York (CHOY): “Child Care Workers Needed for Strengthening Families Program” Click here more information on how you can Earn Extra Money as a Child Care Worker.

     You may also contact Helen Gyimesi by calling 717-755-1033 Ext. 1244 or email at hgyimesi@choyork.org

Gaudenzia 24th Annual Women & Children Conference      March 30-31, 2017

     Building a Brighter Tomorrow.  Generation to Generation.  Impacting Addiction, Pregnancy and the Family.

     Click here to view the event flier for more information

     If you have any questions please contact Jackie Felker or Mary Bair at (717) 234-4200 Ext. 1119.

Information On the Expungement Process    Wednesday, March 8th 2017  6pm-7:30pm York, PA 

    Presented by the York County Economic Alliance and Mayor C. Kim Bracey in partnership with MiddPenn Legal Services, Philadelhia Lawyers for Social Equity & The York County Bar Assosciation & YWCA York

    For more information “click here

Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults   March 8th, 2017  10:00am-2:30pm  Scranton PA

     This training, offered by the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, is for all individuals who provide care to older adults, especially those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers.

Objectives: It is the goal of this educational activity to assist professionals who provide care to older adults to understand the issues of substance abuse and medication misuse, to provide assessment and interventions, and to advocate for age-specific treatment. At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the recent changes in the DSM 5 to “Substance Use Disorders” and “Addictive Disorders” and its implication in treatment.
  • Articulate the current and projected incidence and prevalence rates of older adults with substance use disorders.
  • Describe why the issues of substance and medication abuse/misuse in older adults are complex problems.
  • Identify “substance use” prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment models that work with older adults.

There are no CEUs available for this training. Participants will receive certificates of attendance.

Form more information about the event and how to register click here to see the event flier “SubAbuseFlier

You can also visit their website: www.olderpa.org or contact anne@olderpa.org

2016 York & Adams County Recovery Events