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Provider Self-Care Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) One-Day Workshop

November 1, 2017;  9:00am-4:00pm;  Location: MHANYS – Albany, NY

Join us for a One-day Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshop. WRAP is a structured plan that focuses on what we need every day to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. Wellness choices direct our overall health and WRAP helps us to become mindful of our choices. WRAP is adaptable to any situation and people from all over the world are utilizing this amazing wellness tool. WRAP has been successful in managing stress along with chronic conditions such as; diabetes, substance use, obesity, smoking, and arthritis just to name a few. Participants will leave this workshop having completed their own Wellness & Recovery Action Plan. This workshop is the prerequisites for those interested in moving on to become a WRAP Facilitator. WRAP is an evidence based wellness tool.


Healed People Heal Communities: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Family & Community Wellness

November 16, 2017;  10:00am-4:00pm;  Location: First United Methodist Church – Schenectady, NY

Building Connections Invites Community Inter-Faith Leaders & Service Providers partnering with families to participate in a seminar:

Healed People Heal Communities: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Family & Community Wellness

Come share and learn from each other about recognizing the signs of traumatic stress and explore effective approaches that will support families and communities with complex histories of traumatic stress and loss.
Objectives for the seminar include:

  • A presentation on a trauma-informed approach for identifying coping skills and behaviors derived as a result from traumatic stress and loss.
  • A panel discussion from inter-faith leaders and service providers partnering with families & communities experiencing traumatic stressors; acknowledging challenges while creating possibilities for healing.
  • Group exercises that focus on cultural specific perceptions of what defines mental health and illness.

The seminar will welcome participant participation and open mic.