1. “The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse” was presented on Tuesday October 20, 2015; by David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse is central to this discussion. The presenters provide a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor.

    This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

    PLEASE NOTE that the audio recording of this presentation includes excerpts from two video clips:
    (1) The “Undetected” Rapist.
    – This is a video reenactment of an interview by Dr. David Lisak with "Frank", a pre-law student. The video clip can be viewed at this link: youtube.com/watch?v=VnKZKLFVs5M.
    Video credits:
    This video was produced by the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (a program of Legal Momentum - legalmomentum.org.)

    (2) Consent – it’s as simple as tea.
    - This video clip can be viewed at this link: youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8
    (This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.)
    Video credits:
    Script - Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess:
    rockstardinosaurpirateprincess
    Animation - Rachel Brian
    Narrator - Graham Wheeler
    Video - blueseatstudios.com

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  2. “Navigating Grace: Sustaining Recovery through Grief and Loss” was presented on October 27, 2015, Jeff Jay; best-selling author and counselor. Twelve Step recovery programs address the individual’s spirituality and refer to a “Power greater than oneself” and “God as we understand God” as a source of personal change and support. Participants in Twelve Step recovery programs find their spiritual connection helps them to sustain recovery when challenged with difficult situations. This presentation by Jeff Jay is based on his recently released book, Navigating Grace. With inspiring personal testimony to the power of grace in one’s darkest hours and the miraculous moments that change one’s life forever, Jeff describes the spiritual foundations of recovery and discusses how spiritual connection helps recovering people navigate through adversity.

    Jeff Jay is a clinical interventionist, educator and author. Jeff heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery mentoring services. Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (second edition, Hazelden, 2008). His newest book is “Navigating Grace, a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption (Hazelden, September 2015.) He is also the co-author of “At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness”, (Hazelden, 2007).Jeff has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, and Forbes Online, and has been published in professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. He currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, Michigan. He is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center.

    This presentation is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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  3. “How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction” was presented on November 24, 2015; by Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual’s alcohol/other drug addiction may be strongly influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. The disease of addiction is often poorly understood, and the behaviors of a person with addiction are often bewildering to family and friends. Well-intentioned but poorly-informed individuals may inadvertently enable addiction to progress by shielding the person with addiction from consequences. This program will address these common questions: When all else has failed, what does work when confronted with a loved one’s addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person’s recovery process? This program outlines simple but effective actions for family, friends and others to avoid enabling another person’s addiction, support their loved one’s recovery, and maintain their own health and well-being.

    Dr. Chuck Gehrke is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed fellowships in hematology/oncology and practiced in this field for several years. For the past several years Dr. Gehrke has practiced in the field of addiction medicine. Currently, Dr. Gehrke works with Brighton Hospital to review and advise the counseling staff involved with HPRP (Health Professionals Recovery Program). He has also been a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan Medical Center and is a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Gehrke has done a variety of consultant work; presented numerous lectures and classes; and written numerous articles, book chapters, papers and manuals concerning substance use disorders and treatment guidelines. He is board- certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    This presentation is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a free, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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  4. “Relapse Prevention” was presented on December 15, 2015, by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Therapist. Addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations. The presentation includes discussion of Marlatt and Gorski’s models of the relapse process, the roles played by will power and habit, and ways to use the Six Sources of Influence Inventory for initiating and maintaining behavior change.

    This presentation is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a free, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

    Erik Anderson has been employed by Dawn Farm as an Outpatient Therapist since May 2013. As an Outpatient therapist Erik provides EMDR trauma therapy; facilitates outpatient substance abuse groups; completes biopsychosocial assessments, diagnoses, and ASAM level of care recommendations; works with clients in person-centered treatment planning; and coordinates care with other community agencies. Erik is also an instructor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social work where he teaches classes on interpersonal social work practice. Erik is a Subject Master Expert for the IC&RC (INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM) where he develops test questions for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Exam. Erik earned his Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2013 with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interpersonal practice, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

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  5. “Does Treatment Work?” was presented on March 15, 2016, by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, FASAM, CRMO, ABAM. (This MP4 is a slidecast of the presentation.) Recent publications claim to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. Feel confused? Dr. Christensen reviews the recent research on and criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues.

    This presentation is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a free, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

    Abut the presenter: Dr. Christensen is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He obtained his MD and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Wayne State University School of Medicine and did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Hospital. He then completed a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. He was Associate Residency Director of the OB Gyn Residency until 2012.

    Dr. Christensen is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the past president of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine and the current Medical Director of the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program, which monitors impaired nurses, pharmacists and doctors. He is the current Medical Director of the James Wardell Women’s Recovery Center, an outpatient program dedicated to caring for pregnant, chemically dependent women, as well as the Medical Director at the Tolan Medical Research Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at WSU. He is also the Medical Director for Dawn Farm.

    Dr Christensen also specializes in the treatment of addiction and chronic pain, especially pelvic pain. He has received numerous teaching awards. He has been named one of the “Top Docs” in Addiction Medicine in Hour Magazine every year since 2006.

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