Category Archives: Education

**CALL TO ACTION**

Hello, All!

There are some fairly terrifying aspects of the proposed 2017 Michigan budget, specifically Section 298 – which eliminates Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP’s) in our state and puts the money into the HMO’s. Like Massachusetts and New Jersey, we do not want our local mental health and substance use providers to end up closing outpatient practices because of inadequate reimbursement rates and insufficient business. Section 298 will cut off access to a modality of services in order to keep the rest of the providers’ operations intact.

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A Fight Worth Getting Into!

We understand that right about now (the day before Thanksgiving), things start getting crazy. So… if you’re going to fight this holiday season, here’s A Fight Worth Getting Into!
We wish you joy, happiness and a stress free holiday!
Tons of Love,
Home of New Vision

A Fight Worth Getting Into

Horticultural Therapy

horticultural-therapy We’ve all heard of the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. We tend to see a copy of the magazine or a gardening magazine of some sort in the waiting room of our doctor’s office or at the grocery store in the checkout lane. Unless you are into gardening, you might only pick it up and browse through it out of boredom or maybe the thought of having your own garden has crossed your mind at some point. Well here’s an opportunity to get involved with gardening if you are interested… At Home of New Vision, we have plots at Growing Hope which is a community garden for clients to take part in.

Being an intern at Home of New Vision, I have been assigned to research the benefits of gardening or horticultural therapy. Turns out there are many benefits and I never Continue reading

Building Healthy Boundaries Part 2

Signs and Symptoms of Ignored Boundaries

You can tell boundaries are being ignored if there are one or more of the following characteristic symptoms:

Over Enmeshment: This symptom requires everyone to follow the rule that everyone must do everything together and that everyone is to think, feel and act in the same way. No one is allowed to deviate from the family or group norms. Everyone looks homogeneous. Continue reading

Jackson Recovery Resource Center Meetings

Mondays
5:30- 6:30 PM
HEART OF THE MATTER
(Meeting for Moms)

Tuesdays
7-8:30 PM
SMART Recovery

Four Point Program
1. Motivation to Abstain
2. Coping with Urges
3. Problem Solving
4. Lifestyle Balance

The Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance
  • Encourages individuals to recover and live strong satisfying lives
  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change
  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions
  • The approach evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction evolves

Wednesdays
12-1 PM
“Steps” NA peer led meeting at Cornerstone Church (1801 W. Cortland)

3:30 PM
JARC

5:30p-6:30 PM
Women’s Recovery Group

Thursdays
5:30p-6:30 PM
Men’s Recovery Group

*NOTE* on April 21st: 10 AM & 6 PM Peer Advisory Committee

Fridays
12-1 PM
PM Women Empowering Women Peer led Meeting at Born Free (302 N Blackstone)

7pm – 8:30 PM
SMART Recovery

Four Point Program
1. Motivation to Abstain
2. Coping with Urges
3. Problem Solving
4. Lifestyle Balance

The Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance
  • Encourages individuals to recover and live strong satisfying lives
  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change
  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions
  • The approach evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction evolves

9:00p-11:00 PM
RAP game night

Sundays
10 AM – 11:30 AM
SMART

Nature or Nurture

My grandmother is 101 years old. Born in 1913, she is the rock star of 101 year olds (of course there isn’t a lot of competition.) She knows how to work hard, how to teach a lesson and how to learn one. She loves God and her church and no one was ever surer of their place in heaven. At 99 years old, she pulled up stakes, left her lifelong home and moved to Michigan without a backward glance. Her stories are rich; peppered with “little house on the prairie” tales about growing up in the rural south during the early 1900’s. One of the most extraordinary features of her extraordinary life is that she has never had a sip of alcohol. That’s because her father ran moonshine when she Continue reading

Overdose Prevention Training for Professionals and Stakeholders

I went to my first MCBAP Training recently and it was a much better experience than I had anticipated. I come from an art background and found by being behind the scenes, I was able to see the professionals who work in this field sincerely care about people and what happens to them (which made me feel even better when I walk into my therapist’s office!). I was interested in the subject, but didn’t exactly know what to expect. Curtis Thornton, LMSW, CAADC, SAP, Clinical Director at Home of New Vision was quite entertaining in his delivery of knowledge and changed-up his methods throughout the day to educate us. Honestly, I was impressed by the entertainment to educational training ratio and I can’t wait for the Overdose Prevention Training.

On a side note, I understand that many of you get certain types of credits for attending trainings. This particular one is pending MCBAP credits, however, Overdose Prevention Training for Professionals Continue reading