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ADMH Events Calendar Details for September 2012
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Recovery Month events:
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6th

Spirit of Recovery Celebration
Drug Education Council, Faces & Voices of Recovery and NAMI Alabama

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Drug Education Council office, 3000 Television Avenue, Mobile 36606

Please join us for fun and fellowship. We have an exciting announcement along with a panel who will briefly discuss where we have been, where we are today and where we are going in Recovery!

Event Flyer and Spirit of Recovery Nomination Form

For more information, contact:
Patricia Finkbohner 251-650-0605 or Connie Ewing 251-438-2444

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7th

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
BethOMoss@gmail.com | shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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9th

8th Annual Recovery Celebration Meeting
Bradford Health Services and many other sponsors see below

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Church at Tuscaloosa, 6120 Watermelon Road, Northport 35473

Join the Voices for Recovery. Event sponsors:

Event Flyer

For more information, contact Julie Holden:
205-750-0227

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10th

AIACC Quarterly Meeting
AIACC

10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
AIDT, 15 Technology court, Montgomery 36116

The next Quarterly AIACC Meeting will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) building in the large conference room. AIDT is located at Fifteen Technology Court, Montgomery, AL 36116 (directions, campus map). You can reach AIDT at (334) 242-4158 or www.aidt.edu.

Tentative Agenda

For more information, contact Anna McConnell:
anna.mcconnell@mh.alabama.gov

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12-14th

Certificate Based Job Coach Training
Virginia Commonwealth University

10:00 AM
Staybridge Suites, 7800 Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery 36117

This training is appropriate for all new job coaches working for community rehabilitation programs, supported employment programs, mental health professionals , school job coaches and others interested in supported employment. This training is dedicated to making job coaches become more successful with achieving employment outcomes for our consumers.

Presenters:
Vicki Brooke, M.Ed., Special Education and Jennifer McDonough, M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling

Event flyer
Register Online

For more information, please contact Tina Dortch:
334-293-7257

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14-16th

In Our Own Voice Training
NAMI Alabama

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drury Inn, 1124 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery 36117

This training session will teach facilitators to conduct In Our Own Voice presentations, which are conducted by two trained consumer speakers who share compelling personal stories about living with mental illnesses and achieving recovery. An opportunity is provided for those who have struggled with mental illnesses to share their individual experience of recovery and transformation.

For more information, contact Wanda Laird:
334-396-4797

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17-18th

2012 Alabama Disability Conference
Arc of Alabama

TBD
Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach 36561

"Building Something NEW Together"
This conference is a cross-disability conference for individuals with all disabilities, their families, advocates, providers and policy leaders.

For more information, contact Tom Holmes:
334-262-7688 | tholmes@thearcofalabama.com

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20th

5th Annual Walk for Recovery
Quest Recovery Center

9:30 AM and 5:30 PM (Two events)
Delano Park, Large Pavilion, 825 Gordon Drive, SE Decatur 35601

Please Join the Voices of Recovery!! Dynamic speakers will talk about their recovery experiences. Refreshments provided.

Event Flyer

For more information, please contact Michele Moore:
256-353-9116

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22nd

1st Annual Northeast Alabama 5K Recovery Run/Walk
CED Mental Health Center

7:00 AM Registration / 8:00 AM Race
Gadsden Convention Hall, 344 S. First Street, Gadsden 35901

All proceeds for this Run/Walk will go to benefit FORMLL, a non-profit advocacy organization. Pre-Register for $25 (by September 10) or register at the race for $30. Pre-registration fee includes T-shirt and refreshments. Awards and door prizes will be given immediately following the race at the Gadsden Amphitheater.

Event Flyer
Race Registration

For more information, please contact:
Ava Gregory 256-492-7800 or agregory@cedmhc.org |
Mary Langley 256-549-0807 or mvlangley@aol.com

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22nd

Rally for Recovery
Alabama Peer Specialist Association and Glenwood

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Caldwell Park, 26th Street South and Highland Avenue, Birmingham 35205

Recovery Day at Caldwell Park in Birmingham, AL will be filled with food, fun, and excitement as we celebrate and recognize those that have and are in the process of recovery.

Event Flyer

For more information, please contact:
Sheila Scott jscott35179@gmail.com | Greg Carlson 205-795-3322 or gcarlson@glenwood.org

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23rd

2nd Annual Recovery Picnic in the Park
Bradford Health Services and many other sponsors see below

2:00 - 5:00 PM
Oliver Park, 9758 Hwy 25, Calera

Join us to celebrate the hope of recovery in all aspects in the community. Recovery is possible, Recovery is real and Recover, "It's Worth it!"
This is for ALL groups: AA, NA, CA, SA, MH, CR...everyone!!! Bring your friends and family.

Food! Fun! Games! Speakers! Giveaways!

Hot dogs and burgers provided, please bring a dish to share.

For more information, contact:
Lonnie 205-329-3663 | Cindy 205-434-0701 | Leasha 205-621-4429

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24th

1st Annual Recovery Reception
South Central Alabama Mental Health Center

10:00 AM
PowerSouth, Community Board Room, 2027 East Three Notch Street, Andalusia 36420

There will be an educational forum and reception to honor individuals and families who are in long-term recovery. A huge turn-out at these events will send a signal that our community embraces recovery and supports those of us working in the field to provide much-needed recovery services.

For more information, please call Staci Wilson:
334-428-5044

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25-26th

SOAR Training
ADMH
(this is the first of a series of 5)

8:15 AM - 4:40 PM Day 1, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Day 2
Must apply to find out the location of the event

The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Project is an interagency collaboration designed to train in methods to expedite the Social Security application process. Services are targeted to adults (18 years of age and older) that are homeless and have a history of serious and persistent mental illness (SMI), or co-occurring disorders of SMI and substance use to include individuals that are:

  • Currently homeless
  • At risk of becoming homeless
  • Lacking housing
  • Residing in “doubled up" living arrangements
  • In a primary residence during the night; in a supervised public or private facility that provides temporary living accommodations
  • Residents of transitional housing

Training Application and Agenda

The following are a listing of dates and locations for this series:

  • Sep. 25-26, 2012 — Huntsville
  • Nov. 8-9, 2012 — Montgomery
  • Jan. 30-31, 2013 — Mobile
  • Mar. 14-15, 2012 — Birmingham
  • Jun. 5-6, 2012 — Huntsville

Application deadline: September 7, 2012
*Requires a $30 per approved applicant fee

For more information, please call Acquanetta Knight:
334-353-9168

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26th

Board of Trustees Meeting
ADMH

10:00 AM
TBD

Membership details can be found on our Board of Trustees page.

For more information, please contact:
lynn.frost@mh.alabama.gov

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26th

3rd Annual Recovery Month Celebration
Cahaba Mental Health Center

10:00 AM - 12 NOON
Pickard Auditorium, 400 Washington Street, Selma 36701

If you are in or have gone through recovery please join us in this celebration of a drug free lifestyle. Lunch will be served at Cahaba CARES immediately following.

Event Flyer

For more information, contact:
334-874-2600

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27th

Roundtable Discussion Series
Mental Health America in Montgomery
(this is the last of a series of 11)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1116 South Hull Street, Montgomery 36104

Those desiring lunch should plan on "brown bagging" it for these events.
Free continuing education credits are offered for nurses, counselors, and social workers.

The following are a listing of dates and locations for this series:

  • Jan. 26, 2012 — Communication Considerations for Caregivers of Older Adults with Cognitive Disorders
  • Feb. 16, 2012 — Malingering Factitious Disorder
  • Mar. 29, 2012 — Psychological Development: Where are Your Clients?
  • Apr. 26, 2012 — Transitions: Understanding the Impact on Adoptive and Foster Children
  • May. 31, 2012 — How Addiction Effects the Family, Economy & Community
  • Jun. 28, 2012 — Youth Suicide Education and Prevention
  • Jul. 19, 2012 — Stigma of Mental Illness
  • Aug. 30, 2012 — Tourette Syndrome
  • Sep. 27, 2012 — Psychotherapy and the Elderly

For more information, please call:
334-262-5500

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27th

4th Annual Disability Summit & Expo
Alabama Disability Advocacy Network

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crump Senior Community Center, 1751 Congressman Dickinson Drive, Montgomery 36109

All sessions will be interpreted in American Sign Language and CART services will be provided. Assistive Listening Devices will be provided. Those in attendance are asked to not wear scented products.

Online Registration

For more information, contact:
Sharon Ward 334-293-7228 or Sharon.Ward@good.alabama.gov |
Kent Crenshaw 334-240-2520 or mcil@bellsouth.net

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28th

Family Fun Day
Family Drug Court and Cahaba Mental Health Center

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phoenix Park, Water Avenue, Selma 36703

Event Flyer

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28th

Recovery Month Reception
Council on Substance Abuse - NCADD and Crest Project

6:00 PM
Weeping Willow Baptist Church, 2925 Forbes Drive, Montgomery 36110

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Joe Smith of Ralph Smith Motors

Event Flyer

For more information, contact Keith Johnson:
334-262-4526 | Johnsonkeith10@yahoo.com

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29th

Annual 5K Run/Walk
Council on Substance Abuse - NCADD and Crest Project

7:30 AM
Capitol steps, 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery 36130

You must register prior to entering the race. River Regions Runners Club will conduct the race. Awards will be given to both the male and female winners in each age range: 5-10, 11-16, 17-25, 26-40, and 41+

Event Flyer
Registration Form

For more information, contact Keith Johnson:
334-262-4526 | Johnsonkeith10@yahoo.com

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29th

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Various locations, see below

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

Event Website
Search for a collection site near you

For more information, please contact Maranda Brown:
334-353-8969 | maranda.brown@mh.alabama.gov

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30th

Recovery Sunday
Council on Substance Abuse - NCADD and Crest Project

10:30 AM
Freewill Baptist Church, 1724 Hill St, Montgomery 36108

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of Ray Charles
Reception to follow

Event Flyer

For more information, contact Keith Johnson:
334-262-4526 | Johnsonkeith10@yahoo.com

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