Recovery Month 2013
Healthy Families, Healthy Communities:
It's All About Recovery!
People_Recovery Event
September 30, 2013
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Check in: 
8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Illinois at Chicago -
Student Center East

750 S. Halsted
Room A & B
Chicago, IL 60607
Fee includes: meals (breakfast & lunch), validated parking, CEUs, and accessible handouts.
Disclaimer: Federal funds will not be used to purchase meals.
Great Lakes ATTC invites you to the "Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: It's All About Recovery!" event during National Recovery Month. Renowned experts on men, youth, and women will present critical information on the importance of recovery and its impact on all family members.
The concept of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) will be the frame used to discuss how to shore up and sustain healthy families. The framework will also be used to explore how healthy communities can be developed. Healthy families and healthy communities are necessary for both to flourish.  
Indended Audience: 
  • Treatment Organizations/Providers
  • Recovery, Faith, and Community Based Organizations
  • Recovery Support Specialists (Peers, Coaches, etc.)
  • Interested parties
Topics include: 
  • Global Recovery Oriented Systems of Care & Recovery
  • Healthcare Reform: Know Your Rights!
  • Men & Families
  • Youth
  • Women
Cafe Conversations - Open, hosted, & drop-in conversations on related topics among people with diverse views.

Author's Corner - Meet & Greet featured authors and get an autographed copy of their book for your library!

Fishbowl - Sit in on a facilitated dialog between key stakeholders

Cherie Hunter
Kenneth Osborne
Peter Palanca
Cherie A. Hunter
Hunter Communications, Inc. 

Ms. Hunter, Author of newly released book "Cancer Made Me Beautiful" A Journey to Recovery, is the Executive Director for Hunter Communications Group, developed to assist organizations and individuals in the areas of training, consultation and facilitation. 
Kenneth L. Osborne
Mr. Osborne is the author of When Mama Is Daddy: The Male Crisis and Challenge of Ending Father Absence. He speaks on father absence, drug abuse and behavior, and the social impact of fatherlessness. 
Peter Palanca
Executive Vice President |Chief Operating Officer
TASC, Inc. 
Mr. Palanca is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC, Inc.) a statewide, nonprofit agency in Illinois that advocates for alternatives to incarceration and community reentry services for people with substance use and mental health disorders.

Mark Sanders
Lonnetta Albright
Mark Sanders,LCSW, CADC
On The Mark Consulting

Mr. Sanders is the author of the at-risk populations Mr. Sanders, is a member of the faculty of the Addictions Studies Program at Governors State University. He is an international speaker in the addictions field Short Description Here.

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Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D. 
SAMHSA Regional Administrator (Region V)

Commander, U.S. Public Health Service


Captain Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D is a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and serves as the SAMHSA Regional Administrator for Region 5, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.   

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Lonnetta Albright
Executive Director
Great Lakes ATTC

Ms. Albright is Executive Director of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Great
Lakes ATTC) at the University of Illinois /Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her regional ATTC is
one of two ATTCs leading Recovery Management and Recovery-Oriented System Transformation efforts for the field. 
Participants will be able to meet & greet the featured authors during the one day event.  You will also have an opportunity to purchase their books on site.  


Click on author's website for more information!


Cancer Made Me Beautiful


Slipping Through The Cracks


When Mama is Daddy:The Male Crisis and Challenge of Ending Father Absence

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