This webinar will look at SAMHSA’s 6 prevention strategies and how they intersect with the work of recovery community organizations including information dissemination, community education, alternative activities and substance-free recreation, problem I.D. and referral, community-based processes and environmental strategies.
In this training we will learn what neurobiology can teach us about substance use and recovery! This knowledge will help us:
• talk about substance use, science and recovery in an easy to understand manner;
• help others understand why the science behind substance use is important for recovery advocacy, community and public knowledge;
• reduce stigma and shift views of substance use and recovery.
One hour of NAADAC CEs available for each webinar
Speakers: Kristen Aja, Senior Project Coordinator, Faces & Voices of Recovery
Kristen Aja is a Senior Project Coordinator at Faces & Voices of Recovery where she works primarily on expanding and supporting recovery community organizations across the nation. As a training and technical assistance professional, she has provided instruction on a wide range of topics related to recovery community organizations and recovery support services. Kristen has been involved in peer-based recovery for over a decade. Shortly after she began her own recovery journey, she joined a community team that opened the 11th recovery community organization in the State of Vermont. In 2013 Kristen was hired at the Vermont Recovery Network and held various positions over the years supporting peer recovery support services at the 12 recovery community organizations around the state. She has extensive experience in peer recovery support services program design and implementation, training and workforce development, data collection and outcome measures, collaborations with stakeholder