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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”

Recovery Under the Big Top Step right up! Join us for the very greatest, most spectacular alumni & staff picnic in the universe! Recovery under the Big Top is this years theme and it’s sure to be one of our biggest and best ones yet! Come early and be prepared to see high-flying acrobats, a stilt walker, jugglers, have your face painted, a petting zoo, a camel, bounce inflatables, carnival games, BINGO, raffle prizes, and special speaker. Wow what a show! WHO: All alumni, families and staff welcome! DATE: Saturday September 15th TIME: 10:00AM – 3:00PM FUN: Acrobats, stilt walker, juggler, face painting, petting zoo, camel, lunch buffet, inflatables, carnival games, BINGO, raffle prizes, and special speaker. FOOD: Priority lunch seating begins at: 11:30AM (300 spots), 12:30PM (300 spots), 1:30PM (300 spots) … Continue reading 2018 CH Alumni & Staff Picnic – Recovery Under the Big Top!

On this Father’s Day, I thought I might tell you a familiar story with a slightly different message…The parable of the prodigal is not a story about two sons. It is a story about all of us and how easy it is to get lost in our own point of view and our own self will. The emphasis in the story is not on the sons, but on their father. It is an unveiling of the mercy and the grace of God. The central truth of the parable is the picture of a Higher Power who wants to care for us and who is able to restore us- no matter how lost we have been. This parable reminds us that we need the initiating love of God. The father did not wait … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: The parable of the prodigal

2018 Alumni Relations Canoe Trip on the Harpeth River Join Alumni Relations for a 5 mile float down the Harpeth River. You can pick your paddle buddy or we can pair you with someone the day of the event. Price includes canoe rental and cookout afterwards hosted by Scott A. (His address is: 8732 Cub Creek Road Nashville, TN 37209) Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Don’t forget to pack water, sunscreen, snacks and a change of dry clothes. Event Details: Saturday July 21st – launch at 9:30AM, please arrive by 8:45AM (The float will take approximately 4 hours to complete) $5.00 per person (2 people per canoe) $10.00 for a kayak (limited number available) For more information, check out the Canoe Music City Website 1203 Highway 70 South, Kingston … Continue reading 2018 Alumni Relations Canoe Trip on the Harpeth River

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

June 10, 2018: Sunday Sermon: You Have To Serve Somebody…or Something We are all worshipping something, whether we realize it or not. In this talk, Stan explores the various “Higher Powers” at work in our lives like seeking the approval of others, chasing financial success or needing to control people, places, and things and compares them to the benefits of the Gospel of Jesus, the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, and the Twelve Step recovery process.

Singer/songwriter and piano player John McAndrew, Bogie Bowles, LMSW, and Tammy Stone, LADAC, LPC-SMHP take us on a musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. This journey is a long and difficult one in recovery. Recent studies show us that music can reach the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, and can function as an integral part of recovery. This experiential session demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. Cost for this workshop is $30 (lunch is included). WHO: Anyone & Everyone!! WHAT: Music and the Brain Workshop – A musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 from 11:30AM – 2:00PM … Continue reading Music and the Brain Workshop

Angela Moscheo Benson

God. Program. Family. In this talk I share a bit of my personal story and the powerlessness I felt when my husband relapsed. I had been working my own program, but when the relapse happened, my fear was bigger than my program, and my fear was certainly bigger than my faith. This tells the story of how I came to understand what surrender really means and what it looked like when I turned over my will and my life. Embracing God’s will for my life meant having faith enough to be obedient to the uncomfortable – and not just the uncomfortable but becoming obedient to the unenforceable. That’s really what living in today is all about. Can I have faith enough, just for today?

Sumner County Community Education Program LOCATION: Volunteer State Community College, in the Thigpen Library, Rochelle Center DATE: June 14, 2018 TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM REGISTER NOW! Please join us Thursday, June 14 at Volunteer State Community College in the Thigpen Library, Rochelle Center from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. The mission of the Sumner County Anti Drug Coalition is to unite people with vision, commitment, and resources to provide solutions to eliminate substance abuse and make a difference for youth, families, and individuals in Sumner County. We envision a healthy, safe, and thriving community free from substance abuse. Join us to hear more about prevention efforts in your community and how you can help.

Meaningful Engagement with the Substance Abusing Adolescent Male DATE: June 29, 2018 LOCATION: The Dilworth Center — 2240 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203 TIME: 8:30AM – 3:00PM COST: FREE! PRESENTED BY: Cumberland Heights Dean Porterfield, LPC, MHSP, NCC Cole Szabo, CPRS Register Now! WORKSHOP OVERVIEW This presentation will focus on how to best engage adolescent males and young men who suffer from primary substance abuse diagnosis and co-occurring issue within a therapeutic context. Research driven approaches and techniques will be explored and applied to direct service delivery. Adolescent development issues, including exploration of the developing adolescent male brain, social influences and family systems will be considered. These modalities taught will be multi-sensory focused, explaining how such approaches as Impact Therapy, kinetic engagement and experiential exercises lead to enhanced comprehension of traditional therapeutic … Continue reading Meaningful Engagement with the Substance Abusing Adolescent Male

Stan Bumgarner M. Div.

May 27, 2018: Sunday Sermon: The Rich Young Man Revisited Our most treasured possessions are the belief systems we use to navigate life as we understand it. In this talk, Stan borrows from the Biblical story of a rich young man who could not envision another way of being in the world and missed out on the greatest opportunity of his life. And so it is for those of us faced with the choice of recovery or continuing to use.

Cumberland Heights

Summer is host to some of the year’s most festive holidays and events. Parades, fireworks, barbecues and parties are iconic summer traditions which can be stressful for a person in early recovery. Cumberland Heights staff compiled these 5 recovery tips for summer fun to help you enjoy all the season has to offer. 1. Plan ahead Don’t let an event catch you off guard. Bring your own beverages to ensure you have non-alcoholic options, and prepare a response if someone offers you an alcoholic drink. Plan an exit strategy in case you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Make certain you have reliable transportation, and bring a sober friend for support and accountability. 2. Do your own thing Be the party planner. Create a fun barbecue or party so you control the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Maintain Recovery and Enjoy Summer

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