Learn national best practices with a practical application to your local organization, congregation, or community.
About this event
This training is for any person of faith or person in recovery interested in learning practical skills to address substance use and mental health in their community, build relationships between people in recovery and faith-based organizations, and bridge the gap between needing help and receiving it. Perfect for Peer Recovery Support Specialists!
This three day training is led by national experts, Pastor Greg Delaney, Dr. Monty Burks, and Danielle Ratcliff. You’ll learn national best practices with a practical application to your organization, congregation, or community.
Day 1 – Monday, June 21 (9 – 4:30 p.m.)
- 9 – 9:30 a.m. Introductions
- 9:30 – 4:30 Children of Trauma and Resiliency (Faith-Centric)
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 22 (9 – 4 p.m.)
- 9 – 12 QPR & Empowering Peers for Service Training
- 1 – 4 Empowering Faith-Based Leaders (Helping the Church Help)
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 23 (9 – 2 p.m.)
- Supporting and Serving the Faith-Based Initiative
- Pain to Purpose
- Encompass (Navigating Addiction for Families) Introduction
- Resource and Tool Review
- Next Steps
About the Trainers
Monty Burks, CPRS, PhD
Dr. Burks serves as the Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, where his role is engaging and connecting Tennessee’s faith communities with the goal of expanding addiction recovery support services across the state. He also oversees the Tennessee Lifeline Peer Project, a state program aimed at reducing the stigma associated with people who suffer from addiction. Burks earned his master’s degree in criminal justice from Middle Tennessee State University and his doctorate in theology from Heritage. Burks has more than 16 years’ experience working with the criminal justice system in various roles, including adjunct criminal justice professor at Motlow State Community College, Criminal Justice Research Analyst at Middle Tennessee State University, and Criminal Justice Program coordinator at Tennessee State University, where he still serves as an adjunct professor of criminal justice.
Pastor Greg Delaney
Greg serves as the HOPE DIRECTOR for “Reach for Tomorrow Ohio” a non-profit community organization located in Highland County, Ohio where he leads a coordinated effort to educate churches, faith and community leaders about addiction, trauma and human trafficking. Greg is also a part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s RECOVERYOHIO Advisory Council championing the efforts of the FAITH/RECOVERY community in Ohio.
Greg also serves as the current Outreach Coordinator for a Statewide Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, WOODHAVEN, and is a presenter and contributor to the FAITH-BASED RECOVERY EFFORTS of the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives in Washington D.C. In this role Greg serves and leads efforts to educate communities on the benefits of faith-based engagement in recovery efforts across the United States.
Pastor Greg serves on several boards including the Ohio Citizens for Advocacy and Addiction Recovery as he is a person in long-term recovery.
Danielle is the CEO of Reach for Tomorrow Ohio. The mission of R.E.A.C.H. for Tomorrow is to help individuals, families, churches, coalitions, and communities realize their goals for health, healing and wholeness using the tools of Restoration, Education, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Hope.