October 28, 2020
8:00am to 4:15pm
This year’s community addictions conference theme, Collective Restoration, addressed major changes to the ways that helping professionals work with their clients and students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other societal stressors. Our conference audience members are working to minimize trauma and increase healthy functioning in everyone they encounter, and we hope we provided day to pause, reflect, learn, and be nourished and revitalized.
Attendees included school Student Assistance Program teams; addictions and mental health counselors, social workers, community coalition members, college students, and other criminal justice, public health, and helping professionals.
Workshop topics included:
- Trauma-informed schools
- Addiction treatment during COVID-19
- Addiction counselor self-care
- Online SAP relationships
- Online gaming loot boxes
- Addiction treatment with young adults
- Stress & the brain
- Addiction recovery in uncertain times