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 and intervention work.
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 who 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.
Child Care Workers Needed for Strengthening Families Program
Children’s Home of York (CHOY): Child Care Workers Needed for Strengthening Families program
Learn more about the expungement process March 8, York
Presented by the York County Economic Alliance and Mayor C. Kim Bracey in partnership with MiddPenn Legal Services, Philadelhia Lawyers for Social Equity, York County Bar Assosciation and YWCA York. The event is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 8. For more information click here.
Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults March 8, Scranton
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. The event is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information about the event and how to register click here to see the event flier, SubAbuseFlier. You can also visit their website, olderpa.org, or contact email@example.com.
Gaudenzia 24th Annual Women & Children Conference, March 30 and 31
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.
Spring into Better Health- YMCA’s free health screening event March 31, 2017
This FREE event is open to the community, YMCA members and staff. CLICK HERE
For more information, contact: Angie Brandt ABrandt@yorkcoymca.org or at 717-843-7884, ext. 248
YORK BRANCH YMCA
90 N. Newberry St., York, PA 17401
9th Annual CFY Youth Leadership Camp - Applications due April 3, 2017
The 9th Annual CFY Youth Leadership Camp on Monday June 26 to Friday June 30. The Youth Leadership camp is for all Adams County youth entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in the fall of 2017. The camp highlights hands-on-problem solving skills and leadership skills to prepare youth for involvement in the community as a CFY Youth Coalition member. The camp is free of charge. Please contact Keyra Benner at 717-338-0300 ext. 26 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information CLICK HERE.
Meditation Workshop Series, April 8
This is an eight-week session on heartfulness meditation. An introduction session will be 2 to 3 p.m. April 8. The series begins every Wednesday starting April 12 and runs through May 31. The free sessions are 7 to 8 p.m. They will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St. Hanover, PA. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. For more information on these sessions, click here.
Adams County Medicine Take Back, April 29
Collaborating for Youth is sponsoring a Medicine Take Back event on Saturday, April 29. They will have eight drop off locations throughout Adams County. For more information, please contact Eileen Grenell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-338-0300. Click here for more information.