Annual Conference


Annual Conference sponsored by Akron UMADAOP

Our 2016 Annual Conference theme is "Building Blocks to a Stronger and Healthier Community: One Person at a Time"

 

 



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Building Blocks to a Stronger and Healthier Community: One Person at a Time
September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2016

The Akron UMADAOP, Inc., has rapidly established itself as a premier, respected, and trusted conference that provides a diverse educational curriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations, and cultures.  The 2016 Conference, with partners County of Summit Mental Health Services Board, Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation, Summit County Juvenile Court, and MNOVA Foundation will feature nationally recognized treatment providers, authors, and educators discussing a wide range of topics in a compelling array of in-depth workshops.

Purpose:

This conference provides a forum for prevention professionals, counselors, mental health professionals’ coalition leaders, researchers, community leaders, administrators, and federal partners to share research and other information related to best practices. For the purpose of integrating prevention, treatment and mental health services to meet the need of all consumers. Conference presentations will address alcohol, opioid and prescription drug abuse; workforce development; gambling addiction, ethics, recovery coaching, treatment of special populations, recovery oriented system of care; and substance abuse prevention and collaboration with related fields.

Conference Objectives:

1] To present the latest evidence relevant to the field and critically evaluate the implications for consumers, preventionist, clinicians, administrators and policy makers;

2] To improve the collaboration between opioid treatment programs and community partners in response to the heightened risk associated with the use of opioids;

3] To discuss the magnitude and impact of prescription opioids on the healthcare system and Opioid Treatment Programs;

4] To improve the understanding of the Recovery Oriented System of Care;

5] To disseminate the importance of using Recovery Coaches as arm to assist the newly recover individuals which would provide for more stability in their recovery process.

6] To create a user friendly atmosphere for working the youth populations and to enhance the role of preventive care in their lives.

The conference will be held Septenber 7, 8 and 9 at Days Inn and Suites in Richfield, Ohio.

Conference topics include:

  • Changing the Family Legacy for Community Survival: Re-Uniting Families and Communities One Family at a Time
    Mr. Chester Marshall, President
    Institute for African American Man Development
  • An Introduction to Intimate Partner Abuse: Surviving Domestic Abuse
    Mrs. Melanie Houston & Mrs. Iris Cooper
    Vision Resources, Inc.
  • Everyone Communicates…Few Connect
    Mr. Daniel Houston, MA
    Daniel Houston & Associates
  • Effective Ways to Work with Diverse Youth Populations
    Ms. Honey Bell-Bey, Director of Adolescent Service
    Cleveland UMADAOP 
  • Developing an Emotionally Stable Child: A Conscious Choice
    Mr. Ronald Fletcher, Sr., LISW
    Educator’s Delight
  • Fighting the Battle of Opiates Addiction and Abuse: A Battle We Must Win
    Ms. Joyce Jordan
    Center Interpersonal Development
  • Logo Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders
    Mr. Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC
    President, On the Mark Consulting
  • Re-Entry is Not Getting Out of Jail: Re-Connecting Individuals to their Communities and Family After Incarceration
    Mr. Chester Marshall, President

    Institute for African American Man Development
  • Integrating Spirituality into Addiction & Mental Health Counseling
    Mr. Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC
    President, On the Mark Consulting
  • Youth Led Prevention: What’s Working
    Ms. Honey Bell-Bey, Director of Adolescent Service, Cleveland UMADAOP

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