September 12 and 13, 2017

Marriott East Indianapolis
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

2017 IN ARMS Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time Activity Speaker/SessionTitle Description
7:45 am - 4:15 pm Registration    
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Secretary of FSSA    
9:00 am - 10:15 am Plenary Greg Williams Greg Williams is a filmmaker and a recovery leader. He is the award winning documentary filmmaker of The Anonymous People, a film that traces the history and struggles of over twenty-three million individuals living in recovery.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Power Session 1 Eric Davis: Problem Gambling: An Overview Focus will be on addressing what problem gambling is, what it looks like, treatment options, and resources for loved ones of individuals who are having issues with problem gambling.
    Eric Hoch: Evidence-Based Practices with the Voices of Community Corrections and the Faces of Recovery A panel of individuals in recovery (who also happen to be on court-sanctioned community corrections) will present what keeps them clean and sober today. This panel will describe different approaches utilized by various individuals, including “successful recovery in prison” to “treatment within the community.” Dr. Nelson Jose Tiburcio will summarize findings from “Marisol’s Story” and how these relate to the recovery process in the criminal justice system. Mr. Eric Hoch will examine the Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) in Community Corrections and success rates from his community correction programming administration for the last twenty-two years.
    David McIntyre: Treating the Opiate Epidemic in Indiana – An Integrated Approach The Valley Professionals Community Health Center’s (VPCHC) Valley Addictions Program (VAP)is a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program that includes opioid treatment combining medical care, psychiatric and behavioral therapy with Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone), Buprenorphine (Subutex), and Naltrexone (Vivitrol) to treat substance use disorders. It is a specialized, integrated approach incorporating primary medical care, MAT and behavioral health therapy.
    Wendy Noe: Women, Trauma and Recovery with Special Emphasis on Opioid Epidemic Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the connection between trauma, addiction and women in long-term recovery. Participants will understand why a recovery program specific to the unique needs of women is successful. Participants will be prepared to develop and implement a recovery program for women with a residency component based on the Dove Recovery House for Women model.
    Amy Ikerd: Hancock County “Heroin Protocol”: A Collaborative Approach in the Supervision of Opioid- Dependent Offenders Outlining a new way of supervising offenders struggling with an opioid use disorder that strays from the traditional programs of the courts (i.e., probation, drug court, community corrections).
    Stan Dekemper, Kim Manlove, Mike Allen: Ethical Dilemmas in 2017: Coaching, Counseling, and Social Media The digital age has brought new dynamics to human interaction and has greatly impacted addiction counseling and the emerging field of recovery coaching. This cutting edge workshop will explore the ethical dilemmas faced by counselors and recovery coaches who strive to connect effectively with their recovering clients without unintended harm to anyone. Digital boundaries and and ethical do’s and don’ts will be examined.
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Bailey Award Presentation    
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Keynote Brian Cuban Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. Brian’s most recent, best-selling book, “The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption” is an un-flinching look back at how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.    
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Plenary Tom Coderre Well known in the addiction recovery community, Tom Coderre was Chief of Staff to the Rhode Island Senate President prior to joining SAMHSA as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the end of August 2014. He served as the Board Chair for Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES), and he is the former National Field Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Power Session 2 Mark Funkhouser: Navigating Minefields and Surviving Torrential Waters on the Servant’s Journey A look at obstacles to “leading while serving” others in systems work as it relates to self-care and avoiding burnout including setting healthy boundaries and having realistic expectations in our personal and professional lives. Relationship building and collaboration will be highlighted as an effective way to delegate, mobilize, energize, and utilize in community.
    Recovery Coaching in the Field This interactive panel discussion will feature recovery coaches who work in a variety of venues including addiction treatment, emergency response, criminal justice and recovery housing. Questions will be solicited from the audience after brief presentation by each panel member.
    Sharon Blair: Mothers Who Lost a Child to Overdose A panel of four mothers will share their child’s addiction journey, obstacles encountered, and ideas on addressing the opioid crisis.
    Jerri Lerch: Collegiate Peer Educators: Connecting for Prevention and Intervention This panel presentation will include students who are active peer educators and student leaders, supportive staff and faculty, university administration, and community coalition leaders, sharing the challenges, benefits, and methods of student leadership and engagement to help troubled peer students within and across multiple campuses.
    Anthony Williams: Working with Opiate Addiction within the Criminal Justice System This presentation will include an overview of the Marion Superior Court Probation Department’s Opiate Supervision Project along with a panel discussion from some of the key stakeholders for the project.
    Susan Galante, MA. ED. and Josylyn RW Kelly: Suicide and Substance Abuse An in depth look at the complexities of suicide and how drugs and alcohol feed the problem. After the workshop, Josylyn RW Kelly will be speaking about her lived experience of losing a child to suicide.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time Activity Speaker/SessionTitle Description
7:45 am - 4:15 pm Registration    
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome Kevin Moore, Director of DMHA    
9:00 am - 10:15 am Plenary Jennifer Madden Jennifer enlisted in the military when she was just 17 years old. On her first day of basic training on September 11, 2001, a drill sergeant told her class that they would be going to war. Three weeks into her deployment to Afghanistan, one of her best friends was killed and the base was later attacked. She saw the horrors of war up close and the images stayed with her long after she returned home in 2003. Jenn experienced post-traumatic stress and began self-medicating with drugs to cope.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Power Session 3 Tony Toomer, DMHA: Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) PART 1 Opioid Treatment Program (OTPs) including Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Medications, when used in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of opioid dependency to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates.
    David Berman: Primary Prevention: Upstream Approaches to the Prevention of Trauma-based Mental Health and Addiction Issues This presentation will introduce the public health/primary prevention approach to mental health and addiction issues, focusing on improving and impacting the health of groups or populations of people, versus just the treatment of individuals; preventing behaviors before they occur by addressing a broad range of risk and protective factors, and encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations, bringing together many different perspectives and experiences to enrich and strengthen solutions for many diverse communities.
    Darrell Mitchell and Angela Boarman: INARR & DMHA’s Partnership- Recovery Housing in Indiana The Presentation will provide a general overview of Recovery Housing and the current Recovery Housing landscape in Indiana and our expansion objectives. We will also describe the partnership between INARR and DMHA and how "Recovery Works" is being utilized to provide recovery services to those that generally would not have access to care.
    Tammy Loew and Will Evans: Purdue University – A Prevention Plan to Address Mental Wellness and Recovery Attendees at this presentation will learn about the first stages of a planning and implementation grant at Purdue University to address Mental Wellness and Recovery. The core components of the grant include Mindfulness, working with faculty, and outreach to the Recovery Community on campus.
    Dan Huston: The Stigma of Addiction: What it Is, How it Harms People, and How it Can be Treated This presentation will address the disease of addiction, behaviors related to addiction, how addiction tends to be misunderstood, and how addicts and loved ones can seek help for addiction and combat the stigma of addiction.
    Healing Addiction with Somatic Experiencing Learn about Somatic Experiencing; naturalist, body-focused form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the trauma which may be contributing to other mental and physical trauma-related health problems.  This is achieved through facilitation of the client's focus on tracking body sensations of stress and/or completing impulses and defenses which could not be completed during the traumatic experience.  Somatic Experiencing facilitates the building of resilience, tolerating and managing emotions, and moving through life with more resource and ease.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Keynote Jim McClelland, Executive Director for Drug Prevention    
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Plenary David Lee
David Lee is a Board Registered Interventionist who is based out of Lowell, Indiana. David’s own struggle with addiction has led to a passion in helping those who are the most difficult of cases. Only after 15 years of struggling with addictions and over 25 rehabs, outpatients, halfway houses, and detox was David able to maintain continuous sobriety. Over 13 years ago, David formed Intervention Services, Inc. which is currently the largest substance abuse and mental health intervention provider in North America.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Power Session 4 Stan Dekemper and Panel of 3 Guests: Medication Assisted Recovery from Heroin and Prescription Opioid Addiction (MAR) Part 2 Often times addiction professionals and other stakeholders focus on medication assisted treatment (MAT) without understanding the recovery process of those receiving the medication. This workshop focuses on medicated assisted recovery (MAR) from heroin and prescription pain medication addiction and will feature a panel of people in MAR who will share their recovery experiences. There will be opportunity for questions and answers after the presentation.
    Steve Kelly and Tisha Linzy: Dearborn County Jail – Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) This will be a presentation the provides participants with information about Dearborn County Court Services and JCAP. We will begin with a brief lecture from Steve Kelly the Director of Dearborn County Court Services. Mr. Kelly will give a description of court services and the impact that the heroin epidemic is having in the area. Tisha Linzy is the director of JCAP and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed clinical addiction counselor (LCAC). Ms. Linzy will give a PowerPoint presentation and a description of the program components and activities. There will be a panel of JCAP alumni presenting their personal stories of participating in JCAP and their recovery.
    Marla Rosenwinkel: Stage Based Treatment and Managing Resistance to Change in Dual-Diagnosis Population This presentation will engage participants in learning the benefits of utilizing stage based treatment for dual diagnosis population. The session will review ways to assess stage of change, as well as appropriate treatment modalities for each stage of change and how to help clients when they get stuck in a stage of change. Participants will be able to engage with client panel to hear their experience participating in stage based treatment.
    Pete Link: Faith based recovery models, indication and treatment Understanding the new complexities of treatment providing traditional treatment with Faith based programs.
    April Mallory and Cayce Watson: Opioid Use in Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach It will provide best-practice information to novice clinicians and challenge firmly-held beliefs of those with many years of experience to think critically about meeting the needs of pregnant and parenting clients.