Our Prevention Specialist Heather Harlan was a presenter at the 2014 ACT Missouri Prevention conference at Lake of the Ozarks on November 18, 2014. Prevention professionals from all over Missouri gathered in record setting numbers to train and discuss evidence-based methods to prevent substance use disorders in our communities.
What, Why and How of Effective Referrals for Substance Abuse Treatment
Heather Harlan, Prevention Specialist at Phoenix Programs, Inc, as a guest of Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian, Area Pastor of the Northeast Area Disciples of Christ, led a 45 minute audio training specifically designed for leaders of churches and other faith communities. The information can equip faith leaders to more effectively recognize and refer congregation and family members as well as professional colleagues who may be struggling with situations involving alcohol and/or other drugs.
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Presentation for July – Recovery Means Freedom!
This presentation contains the slides from a special education group for Phoenix Health Programs participants in honor of the July theme of “Recovery Means Freedom”. This theme will also be discussed in the Paul Pepper Interview schedule to air on July 2nd. Click Here for the Slides
Tobacco Plus Youth Equals Red Flags for Mental Health
This workshop will review dangers to physical health of adolescents who smoke while examining the mounting evidence of risks—long and short term– to teens’ mental health when they use tobacco. Tobacco use alone merits a closer look at the mental health of a youth. The workshop will include interactive components a new perspective to regard “just” tobacco use by adolescents as early warning sign of mental health issues discussion on who and how among school/health professionals might give mental health. Presentation for Missouri Department of Mental Health Spring Training (PDF File)
2013 MO DMH Spring Training Institute Presentation – Like Riding a Bicycle
Phoenix Programs Prevention Specialist Heather Harlan was featured as a workshop presenter at the MO Dept. of Mental Health Spring Training Institute at Lake of the Ozarks, May 29 and 30, 2013. The Institute brought over 1,000 professionals together in the fields of substance abuse, mental illness and developmental disabilities to share evidence-based practices from all over the state. This was a two full days of presentations and workshops with over 60 separate sessions, here is a link to the Powerpoint file from Heather’s presentation: Like Riding a Bicycle (PPT File)
2011 NAMI State Conference PowerPoint on Adolescent Brains
Heather Harlan’s presentation given for a NAMI State Conference in November of 2011 on Adolescent Brains: PPT File: NAMI State Conference 4-11-11 Teen Brain
Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
Phoenix Programs was privileged to sponsor the Quarterly Columbia area Chamber of Commerce breakfast a few years ago and Deborah Beste presented a PowerPoint presentation about the services that Phoenix Programs provides and about how much these services are needed in our community. The PowerPoint featured two videos, the whole PowerPoint can be downloaded here including the two videos (large 25MB zipped file), or the videos can be watched by themselves below.
Terry Discusses the Cost and Stigma of Addiction
Terry Culver talks with Phoenix Programs Executive Director Deborah Beste. They discuss the need for treatment and how the cost for treatment is much less than the cost to society of not receiving treatment. They also discuss how the stigma can keep people from seeking treatment.
Richard Discusses the Need for Hope
Phoenix Programs Inc. Executive Director Deborah Beste talks with Richard Mendenhall about his uncle’s struggle with addiction. Richard explains how people struggling with addiction need “hope” and professional help and that a vibrant community needs places like Phoenix Programs Inc. where professional help is available.