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5TH ANNUAL

DUAL RECOVERY

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

ABOUT


Please join us as we explore approaches to support and engage individuals in Dual Recovery. Each date offers a unique training session and it is not required that you attend both dates. There will be keynotes on the topics below as well as individuals sharing their recovery stories. 

DATES & TIMES

May 18th & June 13th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

KEYNOTE: (May 18th)



A Social Justice Approach to Understanding Disparities and Building Equity in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Field


Presented by Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI, and Michele Stewart-Copes, M.S., M.S.W.


Utilizing a social justice framework the participant will learn about structural and social determinants of health, institutionalized racism, trauma and their impacts on SUDs, Mental Health challenges, treatment access, and outcomes and recovery.  


Recovery Stories:


Jason R member, Crossroads Clubhouse, Riverside Community Care 


Amie Sica, Director of Recovery and Peer Services, Riverside Community Care 


KEYNOTE: (June 13th)


Applying a Social Justice and Public Health Lens to the Impact of Mass Incarceration on People with Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Challenges


Presented by Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADC-II, LADCI, and Michele Stewart-Copes, M.S., M.S.W.


This session will review the development of disparities in the US and their impacts on racialized and marginalized communities with a specific focus on mass incarceration and trauma.   



Recovery Stories:


Scott Francis, Metro-Boston Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)



Noel Sierra, Southeastern Mass Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)


MEET THE

PRESENTERS

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Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADC is a person in long-term recovery from addiction. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. Haner earned a Master of Education with a concentration in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College and his doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

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Michele Stewart-Copes, M.S., M.S.W. is CEO of SEET Consultants, LLC, System for Education Equity & Transition, and a national trainer and consultant in system of care and cultural competency coaching. She holds the National Supervisor Coach Wraparound Certification, a Master of Science degree in Guidance & Counseling, and a Master’s degree in Social Work. As Community Coordinator with the Department of Public Health’s, Office of Minority Health, she formulated the behavioral health agenda for the Multicultural Health Advisory Commission

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Disclosures: In accordance with the standard and the criteria set forth the speakers are asked to disclose the absence or presence of any relationship they have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, prosthetics, etc. that might be germane to the content of their lecture. Presenters have identified no conflict of interest at this time.


Special Accommodation: Please email kathleen.hammerstrom@state.ma.us regarding requests for special accommodation including ASL interpreters.


Cancellation Policy: If rescheduling information is known, it will be included in the e-mail/message. In addition, for cancellation information you may email kathleen.hammerstrom@state.ma.us  

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