Save the Michaels was represented three different times during the ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Provider) Conference in Buffalo from Sept. 17-20 at the Convention Center.
was sponsored by Save the Michaels and focused on the recovery for individuals and families. Speakers that afternoon included Stephanie Campbell from FOR-NY, Susan Salomone, MS, Executive Director, Drug Crisis in our Backyard, Linda Ventura, President/Founder Thomas’ Hope Foundation Inc., and our own Julie Israel, co-founder of Save the Michaels.
on Tuesday featured Avi and Julie Israel receiving the Commissioner's Award from OASAS for their tireless advocacy; creating supports for families and their loved ones, to get them into treatment, to support them during treatment, and to support them after the treatment.
Later that morning, Save the Michaels presented a
on the importance of family participation in treatment and recovery. Speakers that morning included Teri Kroll, Board Member: Thomas’ Hope and Copiague Community Cares Coalition, Ray Dorritie, PhD, Deputy Director, Drug Crisis in our Backyard, and Molly Sanders Clauss, Vice President at Save the Michaels.
Wednesday morning featured a variety of speakers from OASAS on various priority issues, in the ballroom, at the
Concluding Conference Session
. Robert Kent, OASAS General Counsel, Charles Morgan, OASAS Medical Director were among the speakers. Following them, were
Linda Ventura, Teri Kroll, and Avi Israel, who all spoke on the needs of families and the ways families can be supported by OASAS and treatment centers.
Save the Michaels represents YOU!
You were also represented at: the
New York State Suicide Prevention Conference
in Albany, by Avi Israel. Avi sits on the NYS Suicide Prevention Council and was a featured speaker in a session addressing the healing of the family after suicide loss.