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JOURNEY SERIES

The Journey Series is a free 6-week virtual learning series on Addiction & Recovery beginning September 3rd through October 8th  on Thursdays at 2:30 PM and 3:35 PM CT. Over the course of The Journey Series, you will hear from various experts in the field. Scroll down for more information, to register, and watch recordings of sessions.

The virtual learning series, historically known as The Journey Day, has been hosted in Jefferson County by the Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. Recognizing the significant impact the opioid epidemic had on Walker County, the Recovery Ministries graciously partnered with the Walker Co. Health Action Partnership to bring an invaluable learning opportunity to Walker County. Then the Covid-19 pandemic required us to adapt our plans, resulting in a stellar 6-week virtual learning series available to an even bigger audience - The Journey Series. We hope you'll join us in this learning journey!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE

Eligible sessions for nurses, social workers, LPCs continuing education contact hours are marked with an * by the session name. Please know that you can only receive contact hours if you attend the live session.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!

The Journey Series would not have been possible without the collaboration & support of our partners.

SPEAKER DIRECTORY

PRINTABLE PROGRAM

EVENT FLYER

EDUCATION CREDITS FAQ

KEYNOTE

On September 3rd,  
Alabama Attorney General
Steve Marshall delivered
the Keynote Address for Journey Series, setting the stage for a great series to come. The welcome & introduction were provided by Rev. Paul Pradat, Rev. Robin Hinkle & Rachel Puckett.

SEPTEMBER 10: WATCH IT AGAIN

*ROLE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN ADDICTION & TREATMENT

BRENT BOYETT, DMD, DO, DFASAM

Medical Director,  Bradford Health Services 

bboyett@bradfordhealth.net

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HOW TO ASK FOR HELP
& START THE INTERVENTION PROCESS

PAIGE BRITTON, CRSS

R.O.S.S.

BARBARA BROWN MEDDERS

Walker Area Community Foundation

STEPHANIE SCHILLING, CRSS, LMSW

Recovery Resource Center

SEPTEMBER 17: WATCH IT AGAIN

*STATE OF ADDICTION: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC & THE CRISIS IN ALABAMA

SHERIE SCHAFFER, MS, ADC, LPC-S, NCC

Director of Clinical Operations, Bradford Health Services

sschaffer@bradfordhealth.net

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THE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Fellowship House

The Foundry Ministries

Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center

Hope for Women

Will Bright Foundation

SEPTEMBER 24: WATCH IT AGAIN

*ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN ADDICTION & TREATMENT

BILL ADAIR

Walker County District Attorney

LESLIE PLAIA, M. Ed, LPC

Recovery Resource Center

lplaia@crisiscenterbham.org

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INTERVENTIONS FOR REDUCING RISK FACTORS IN YOUTH

APRIL KNIGHT

Director of Prevention Services,

Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center

NOT ONE MORE ALABAMA 

OCTOBER 1: WATCH IT AGAIN

GUARDIANS OF ADDICTED LOVED ONES

ART & CARIE WIMBERLY

T.H.R.I.V.E. & Addiction Prevention Coalition

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ADDICTION & SENIORS

ROBYN JAMES

Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

BENJAMIN H. NGUYEN

MSW, ASW, CPH

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Opioid Response Network STR-TA

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OCTOBER 8, 2020

*ADDICTION 101: 

BRAIN SCIENCE OF ADDICTION

Image by Robina Weermeijer

MIKE WILKERSON, MD, FASAM

Corporate Medical Director, Bradford Health Services

2:30 PM

THE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE: WHOLE-PERSON CARE

KADY ABBOTT, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH

Fellowship House

MARK DRISKILL, LICSW, PIP

Bradford Health Services at

Walker Baptist Medical Center

ANASTACIA ROGERS, LICSW, PIP

MICHAEL-ANNE GREEN, CRSS

Capstone Rural Health Center

3:35 PM

This event would not have been possible without the collaboration & support of all of our partners. We would like to extend a special thanks to:

  •  Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama  for "relocating" their The Journey Day event to Walker County this year after hosting it in Jefferson County for several years, content development, organizational support, and sponsorship;

  • Bradford Health Services, Inc. for overseeing continuing education contact hours and making the transition to the virtual Journey Series seamless by managing the Zoom Webinar platform for all sessions;

  • Addiction Prevention Coalition and Jennifer Campbell of Jennifer Campbell Consulting for Journey Series graphics;

  • Walker Area Community Foundation for allowing intern Laynie Snyder to coordinate event planning during her summer internship through the Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship Program. Laynie managed program development, scheduling, and created the Journey Series website;

  • and our entire team of Partners (listed below) for generously donating staff time to plan Journey Series and share their expertise on addiction and recovery.