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HOPE Consortium announces annual conference Aug. 26 and 27

August 16, 2019

Registration is now available for the third annual HOPE Consortium Conference held on Aug. 26 and 27 at Nicolet Technical College, Rhinelander. 

The conference is designed for substance use disorder treatment providers, prevention professionals, criminal justice, human services, and community and tribal leaders. The theme of this year’s conference is self-care/mindfulness for professionals to avoid burnout. There will be sessions, booths and activities related to the theme.

Hear from a variety of experts including:

• Ashley Drexler, corrections field supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Community Corrections

• Lorie A. Goeser, consultant, professional trainer and clinical supervisor for Substance Use Disorders Treatment Services, Rosenweg Services, LLC.

• Brian Jackson, behavioral health director and Lisa Schuman, prevention coordinator, Healthier Community Action Team.

• Paul Krupski, director of opioid initiatives, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

• Andrea Magermans, managing director, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services.

• David Nelson, Ph.D., professional counselor and published author.

• Josh Kaul, Wisconsin Attorney General.

• Scott Stokes, section chief, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

• William Weiss, Vilas County Jail administer and Recovery POD team member

• Sheila Weix, director of Substance Abuse Services, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc.

The HOPE Consortium, formed in 2015, is a partnership of organizations in northern Wisconsin which came together in response to grant funding available under Wisconsin HOPE legislation to address growing problems associated with opioid abuse, and was expanded in 2017 to include the provision of care for those affected by methamphetamine use.

This Consortium represents a collaborative rural model for substance use disorder treatment and recovery support. Partner agencies pool resources to support use of evidence-based practices and a regional recovery oriented system of care. Those served include men, women, and affected family members, with priority for women of childbearing age, who live in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Price, or Iron counties or Forest County Potawatomi, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa, or Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Nations. Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., serves as the grantee and provides staff support to the HOPE Consortium.

To learn more, visit the HOPE Consortium webpage at https://hopeconsortium.org/trainings/. The conference registration fee is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is Aug. 16. For more information contact project manager Danielle Luther, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., a member of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, 715-387-9180.

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