Recovery Is the Answer!
Peer Support is the Way!

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Recovery Partners of Vermont’s First Conference

This 2022 Conference was held Tuesday, October 18

Conference Session Slide Presentations

Workshop Session I

Fundraising 101: How Fundraising Has Changed Forever
Mike Tella, Development Officer
Recovery Partners of Vermont

Supporting Your Communities Youth
Presented by Taysa Lynch, Youth Program Coordinator; Ryleigh Bruno, Youth Peer Leader; and Alyssa Bruno, Youth Peer Leader
Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield

Collaboration with Corrections: Supporting Those Involved With Vermont’s Criminal Justice System
Presented by Tracie Hauck, Certified Recovery Coach; Lewis Nielson, Certified Recovery Coach; and David Carlson, Certified Recovery Coach
Turning Point Center of Rutland

Making the Most of Your Message: How to Break Stigma and Build Understanding of Recovery Through Social Media and Marketing
Presented by Lila Bennett, Executive Director; Amber Robbins, Assistant Director; and Melissa Mosely, Recovery Coach
Journey to Recovery Community Center

Workshop Session II

Optimizing Your Digital Presence
Presented by Cara Nelson, Web Designer/Developer, Owner, Swift Trek Media; Allie Mullin, Information Specialist; and Nellie Stidham, Board Member at Large
Recovery Partners of Vermont

Understanding the Value of the Parents in Recovery Programs
Presented by Arial Beaulac, Program Coordinator and Certified Recovery Coach
Kingdom Recovery Center

Building Community Partnerships: Opioid Response Program
Presented by Ralph Bennett, CRC, Recovery House Project Coordinator
Turning Point Center of Bennington

Certification of Recovery Coaches: A Workforce Development Strategy
Presented by Lisa Lord, Director of Workforce Development
Recovery Vermont

Workshop Session III

Trauma and the Impact of Addiction, Life and Happiness
Presented by Charlie Corbally, LICSW, Clinical Director/Co-Owner and Jackie Corbally MSW, CRMT, CCF, NCC, CEO/Co-Owner
Center for Trauma Recovery

Vermont Foundation of Recovery and the History of Recovery Residences in Vermont
David Riegel, Executive Director
Vermont Foundation of Recovery
Shifting Paradigms: The Jenna’s Promise Approach to Substance Use Disorder
Dawn Tatro, Founder; Greg Tatro, Founder; and Daniel Franklin, Chief Operating Officer
Jenna’s Promise

Creating a Recovery Ecosystem
Presented by Hilary Denton, Recovery Coach Program Manager
Turning Point Center of Central Vermont

Workshop Session IV

Prayer and Meditation: An Interactive Recovery Discussion
Michael Kuser, Secretary
Turning Point Center of Bennington

Pillars of a Stable Home: Framework for Vital Connections to Sustainable Recovery
Presented by Sarah Mekos, Jamie Green, Margaret Fellows, and Megan Adams
Upper Valley Turning Point

Social Stigma of Addiction: What It Is, Where It Causes the Most Harm, and How Peers Can Make a Difference
Presented by Javad Mashkuri, M.D., Ed Baker, MSW, and Martina Anderson
Turning Point Center of Central Vermont

Supportive Outreach Program
Presented by Michelle Greene, Supportive Outreach Project Coordinator, and Stephanie Thompson, Public Health Analyst – Vermont, Overdose Response Strategy, New England HIDTA
Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield

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