Supporting Adolescents and Families
Greetings!

Life gets so busy sometimes it's hard to keep up. Phoenix Recovery Programs can help. This monthly newsletter will highlight research, events, and activities happening in the behavioral health field. As always, we are happy to help in any way we can, so please reach out to us.
MARRCH Conference
The 2018 MARRCH Conference is coming up and Phoenix Recovery Programs staff will be there. We will be at booth 37 so stop by to say hi. We are looking forward to meeting new people and building partnerships for the future!
St. Peter Mental Health Wellness Fair

The St. Peter Mental Health Wellness Fair is being held on November 8th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm and Phoenix Recovery Programs will be there. Come support this great event and learn about mental health resources in the St. Peter, MN area.
Meet Our New Residential Supervisor
As you know, Phoenix Recovery Programs has been undergoing a number of changes this year. One of those changes is to bring on a new Residential Supervisor--Dave Gjerde. Dave worked in the residences here in Maplewood from 2001-2007. After he left Phoenix Recovery Programs, Dave spent 7 years with Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center and Hennepin County Home School. Deciding he needed a change, Dave has come back to Phoenix Recovery Programs and oversees all of our residential/group home facilities. Dave brings excellent skills in motivational interviewing, DBT Skills, and conflict resolution to the team. Welcome, Dave!
School Connectedness a Protective Factor 
A new study being published in the Journal of Adolescent Health looked at how a teen's connections to his or her school influenced substance use behaviors. They found a positive correlation between positive school connections and positive health behaviors in teens. The more teens were involved in school activities, the more physically active they were and the less likely they were to engage in cigarette use, marijuana use, and binge drinking behaviors.

Substance Use Disorder Reform
With the many changes that have come with the 2017 SUD reform, many programs and counties have been left with many questions. As the implementation of the reforms moves forward, Phoenix Recovery Programs is working to fill some of the new needs. One of those is the Comprehensive Assessments. We are able to provide adolescent assessments in addition to our treatment programming. Just give us a call and we'll work with a client to get the assessment scheduled.

651-403-6409 or 1-877-901-0532
Training Spotlight

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is hosting a free webinar on the intersection of trauma and the opioid epidemic. Research is starting to reveal some very similar effects from trauma and from opioid use on the brain. The webinar will also address tools and strategies available to address these issues and needs for clients.

The webinar is scheduled for October 18th, 2018 at 2:00 pm CST.



A Night To Know the Truth

On October 3rd, Nicollet County held a community forum to bring parents, educators, leaders, and other concerned people together. The goal was to provide education and have a discussion on how communities can better prevent substance use and better support teens and adults in recovery. Phoenix Recovery Programs participated in providing resources to assist teens and their families.
Beyond Brink Recovery Walk

Phoenix recovery Girls' Program participated in the Beyond the Brink Recovery Walk in the Mankato Area on September 29th. This was a great opportunity for the girls to see recovery working in the community and to build positive connections to others in recovery. Our own Sunnie Schaehrer received an award at the event for her work in the recovery community as well. Congratulations, Sunnie!
  Phoenix Recovery Programs proudly offers adolescent male residential treatment for adolescent boys in our Maplewood/White Bear Lake location and outpatient with lodging treatment for adolescent girls in our Janesville/Mankato location. Visit our website or call us for admission information.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely,
Stacy Overby, MS, LADC, CCTP             
Program Director     
P: 651-289-1205 
F: 651-289-1214

Phone: 877-901-0532 | Email:  info@phoenixrp.org