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Overdose Awareness Day at Cumberland Heights Friday August 31, 2018 International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Together we honor those we have lost and share hope for the future. A Service of Remembrance of those lost this year, especially to addiction, helping us to move from grief toward hope and healing. A list of first names with last initial of those we are remembering will be read at the … Continue reading Overdose Awareness Day

This 2018 Summer and Fall, Cinde Stewart Freeman and Tammy Stone will be conducting 12 Step training for Cumberland Heights staff once a month for the next 6 months. All staff in attendance will receive continuing education credit (CEUs) for attending each of the training sessions. WHAT: 12 Step Training – Experience, Strength & Hope (6-part series) WHO: Cinde Stewart Freeman RN, LADAC QCS and Tammy Stone LPC-MHSP, LADAC WHEN: Multiple Dates from 12:00-1:30PM (see below) WHERE: Multiple Locations (see below) 2018 SUMMER / FALL SCHEDULE: 1st Training: July 26th | 12:00-1:30PM in FLC Training Room – Experience, Strength, & Hope 2nd Training: August 30th | 12:00-1:30PM in Founders Room – How Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Came to Be 3rd Training: September 27th | 12:00-1:30PM in Founders Room – The Structure … Continue reading 12 Step Training – Experience, Strength & Hope (6-part series)

Davidson County Community Education Program EVENT TOPIC: Vaping, Juuling are the new Smoking for High School Kids Flavored e-cigarette products and trendy new vaping devices like Juul are luring teenagers away from smoked cigarettes but keeping them hooked on nicotine, federal health officials said Thursday. The latest tobacco use survey shows a drop in the number of high school students who use tobacco, from 24 percent in 2011 to about 20 percent in 2017. The drop could potentially have been bigger. E-cigarettes were barely known in 2011, so virtually all teen tobacco users were smokers. Now, just under 13 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes. Almost all of the rest are vaping a CDC Survey found. Join us for an educational discussion about current trends and what to do if you … Continue reading Davidson County Community Education Program

Cumberland Heights Among the Few Centers Approved for Google AdWords Program and Welcomes New Screening Process for Treatment Industry Cumberland Heights is among the first 100 treatment centers nationwide approved to participate in a new Google AdWords program designed to stop unethical marketing that had been plaguing the industry before now. “I commend Google for recognizing that vulnerable individuals and families were being targeted and taken advantage of by several online marketers,” said Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson. “The new AdWords program recognizes treatment centers like Cumberland Heights that focus on quality care, ethical marketing and helping patients recover life.” Last fall, in an effort to protect the public from possibly unethical marketing practices, Google banned all ads containing keywords like “drug treatment” or “alcohol addiction.” Predatory marketers that did not provide … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Among the Few Centers Approved for Google AdWords

Family Counseling Training Participants of this family counseling training will discuss the principles of Twelve Step recovery and how the principles hold a congruence with ethical practice and the ethos of professional self-care. Participants will create a symbol to represent their adherence to modeling principled practice when delivering family services. WHO: Ann Rainey & Barbara Larew-Adams WHAT: Family Counseling Training WHEN: Wednesday 08/22 & Thursday 08/23 from 8:00AM – 4:00PM both days WHERE: Frist Family Life Center (FLC) Rooms 114/115 (on the campus of Cumberland Heights) COST: FREE for CH Employees! Training Objectives: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of substance abuse on family members Participants will examine the characteristics of relationship addiction and codependency Participants will be shown the family is an interactive, interrelated system Participants will explore … Continue reading Family Counseling Training

Adolescent Treatment: How Recent Treatment Trends May Not Meet Patient Needs Presentation Details: During the presentation, we will identify current trends in adolescent substance use, explore a number of adolescent treatment modalities, and outline discrepancies between pertinent research and treatment trends. Gaining a better understanding about current trends in adolescent substance use; Exploring recent changes in adolescent treatment options around the country; Evaluate whether trendy treatment modalities align with current research on the needs of adolescents with substance use disorders Presentation Date: September 12, 2018 – 2 sessions; participants only need to choose 1 session. They are identical sessions. 9:00AM – 12:00PM 1:00PM – 4:00PM Cost: $10.00 per attendee REGISTER NOW Presenter Bio: Kelly Little, MSW, LCASA Ms. Little received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Elon University and her Masters in … Continue reading Adolescent Treatment: How Recent Treatment Trends May Not Meet Patient Needs

Healing from Addictions, Cravings, and Choiceless Behaviors A Workshop for Those Who Suffer and for Those Who Love Them In an ideal world, our emotional needs are met with warmth and understanding from the earliest age. For many of us, this is not the case. Instead we experience loneliness, internal conflicts and overwhelming emotional pain. Addictions and choiceless behaviors often become the brain’s creative strategies for survival. Sarah Peyton, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, will teach us how to disentangle nervous system wiring which keeps us locked in these unhealthy patterns. Join us to experience the way Sarah’s innovative work can support the healing process. Workshop Details: Workshop pricing: Early-bird $225; after August 1st $275 REGISTER NOW During the workshop, we will explore: The connection between the latest brain research … Continue reading Healing from Addictions, Cravings, and Choiceless Behaviors

Adolescent Assessments Presentation at The Cookery, Nashville WHO: Amara Schweinberg, MA — Kyle Cruze, LMFT, — Dean Porterfield, LPC-MHSP, NCC WHAT: Adolescent Assessments Presentation WHEN: Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 8:30AM – 10:30AM WHERE: The Cookery in Nashville 1827 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 CONTACT HOURS: 2 PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES: Amara Schweinberg, MA Amara Schweinberg is the Adolescent Admissions and Outreach Specialist for Cumberland Heights. Amara completed her undergraduate in Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University and went on to complete her graduate degree in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. Amara completed her internship at Father Ryan High School in the Personal Counseling Department. Amara started in the Intake Department at Cumberland Heights in 2012 and now focuses on adolescent admissions.   Kyle Cruze, LMFT Kyle Cruze is a Licensed Marriage and … Continue reading Adolescent Assessments Presentation at The Cookery, Nashville

Grand Rounds Presentation: Impacts of Trauma on the Brain Natural human response to traumatic events and how we can redefine behaviors as such. Long and short term impacts on survivors and how this informs our work with survivors. Also to include a discussion on vicarious trauma and caregiver resiliency. Discussion regarding advocacy and resources through the SAC. WHO: Cameron Clark, Allison Hill and Sarah Orton of the Sexual Assault Center WHAT: Grand Rounds Presentation: Impacts of Trauma on the Brain WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM WHERE: Frist Family Life Center Auditorium (on the campus of Cumberland Heights) COST: FREE for CH Employees! CONTACT HOURS: 3 REGISTER NOW

Join our Alumni Relations of Cumberland Heights for Take Me Out to the Sounds Game! Alumni Relations has reserved the AMi Power Alley for our annual night out at the ballpark! This area accommodates 40 guests with a mix of high-top table seating, couches and standing room. The RSVP cost for this event is $8.00 per person, limit 4 tickets per family. Once you reserve your spot (using the form below), your ticket will be available for pickup on August 18th beginning at 6:00pm at the Right Field Entrance. Please contact Jaime Gibbons for more information. Don’t miss the Nashville Sounds taking on the New Orleans Baby Cakes! WHEN: August 18, 2018 at 6:00PM WHERE: First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds WHO: Alumni Relations of Cumberland Heights (All CH Alumni and … Continue reading Take Me Out to the Sounds Game!

Davidson County Community Education Program EVENT TOPIC: Addiction Effects the Entire Family Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics. Join us to learn about how your family might be effected and what you can do to support yourself, your family and your loved ones who may be struggling with substance use. EVENT DETAILS: LOCATION: Bellevue Family YMCA – 8101 TN-100 Nashville, TN 37212 DATE: July 26, 2018 TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM REGISTER NOW! ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Kristy Roll, LCSW is the Director of Family Services at Cumberland Heights. Kristy has been a counselor for 15 years working mostly in addiction treatment but also began her career working in … Continue reading Davidson County Community Education Program

What: The Continuum of Care in 1-Day: A Guide to Recovery When: Friday, August 10, 2018 Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Presentation: 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Add to Calendar Where: Marriott, Nashville Airport 600 Marriott Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Driving Directions Contact: Ruth Ann Rigby – 601-613-7088 Stacy Bridges – 615-390-8224 This program is co-sponsored by Capstone Treatment Center and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers 7.50 contact hours, with full attendance required. There is no additional fee for making application for continuing education credit. Application forms and other CE materials will be available on site. CE verifications are mailed to attendees following the Conference. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, contact The Institute at: 800-557-1950 / email: … Continue reading The Continuum of Care in 1-Day: A Guide to Recovery

Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients Event Details: WHAT: Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients WHEN: Tuesday August 28,2018 from 9:00AM – 11:30AM WHERE: Integrative LIfe Center 1104 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212 Register Now Workshop Description: This 120 minute workshop will combine lecture, experiential, and collaborative work surrounding the need to address understanding and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ communities. It will shed the umbrella of LGBTQ+ in order to look at specific traumas of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities as individual subcultures. Starting with an overview and refreshment of terminology, the course will create a path of understanding and exploring deeper understanding of the LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will engage in didactic dialogue, and collaborative efforts in order to … Continue reading Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients

Celebrate our 21st Anniversary on Tuesday, October 2nd at the legendary Ryman Auditorium featuring ‘Here Come the Mummies’! PRE-PARTY & CONCERT DETAILS: Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Location: Ryman Auditorium Pre-Party Times: 5:00PM – 7:00PM (location TBA) Concert Time: 7:30PM @ Ryman Auditorium (Address: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219) Artists Scheduled to Perform: Here Come The Mummies (HCTM) CONCERT FOR CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS HISTORY: Since 1996, the Concert for Cumberland Heights raises money for the John Hiatt Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment Fund at Cumberland Heights. Because of outstanding volunteer involvement the evening has developed into a special annual event on the Nashville social calendar raising over $3.1 million for adolescent and young adult patient care. For Sponsorship Packages or Ticket information please select from the options below. If you have … Continue reading 2018 Concert for Cumberland Heights

Grand Rounds 2018 – Dr. Howard Burley presents “Behavioral Addictions” Dr. Howard L. Burley, Director of Psychiatric Services Cumberland Heights, is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in addiction psychiatry. EVENT DETAILS: Topic: Behavioral Addictions Objectives: Discussion about the assessment, treatment and neurobiology of behavioral addictions When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM Where: FLC Auditorium 3 CE’s offered, NAADAC and NBCC approved EVENT LOCATION: Frist Family Life Center 8283 River Road Pike Nashville, TN 37209 EVENT PRICE: FREE Register Now EVENT OBJECTIVES: What are behavioral addictions Review the history of behavioral addictions Comparison of neurobiology of substance use disorder vs behavioral addiction Identification of behavioral addictions Common symptoms … Continue reading Grand Rounds 2018 – Dr. Howard Burley presents “Behavioral Addictions”

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