Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
Navigating Grace: Sustaining Recovery through Grief and Loss

Navigating Grace: Sustaining Recovery through Grief and Loss” was be presented on Tuesday October 27, 2015, by Jeff Jay; best-selling author and counselor. Step recovery programs address the individual’s spirituality and refer to a “Power greater than oneself” and “God as we understand God” as a source of personal change and support. Participants in Twelve Step recovery programs find their spiritual connection helps them to sustain recovery when challenged with difficult situations. This presentation by best-selling author and clinician Jeff Jay is based on his new book, Navigating Grace. It describes the spiritual foundations of recovery and uses examples from the author’s lie to show  how spiritual connection helps recovering people navigate through adversity. The presentation includes inspiring personal testimony to the power of grace in one’s darkest hours and the miraculous moments that change one’s life forever.  

 

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

 

Jeff Jay is a clinical interventionist, educator and author. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and in professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. He currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, Michigan. Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (second edition, Hazelden, 2008). His newest book is “Navigating Grace, a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption  (Hazelden, September 2015.) He is also the co-author of “At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness”, (Hazelden, 2007). Jeff Jay heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery mentoring services. He is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center.

Direct download: NavigatingGrace_October2015.mp3
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The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse” was presented on Tuesday October 20, 2015; by David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse is central to this discussion.  The presenters provide a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor. 

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

PLEASE NOTE that the audio recording of this presentation includes audio excerpts from the following two video clips:

(1) The “Undetected” Rapist.
– This is a video reenactment of an interview by Dr. David Lisak with "Frank," a pre-law student.  The video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnKZKLFVs5M.
Video credits:
This video was produced by the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (a program of Legal Momentum  - https://www.legalmomentum.org.) 

(2) Consent – it’s as simple as tea.
- This video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 
(This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.)
Video credits:
Script - Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess:
http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess
Animation - Rachel Brian
Narrator - Graham Wheeler
Video - http://www.blueseatstudios.com 

 

Direct download: IntersectionalityDV-SA-SA_10-20-2015.mp3
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