News

Professional Training: What is Methamphetamine? What is Meth?

Professional Training: What is Methamphetamine? What is Meth?

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY   Methamphetamines Registration Form

What is Methamphetamines? Dr. Ellen Vachon, CASAC

DATE: October 18, 2019
TIME: 9am – 4pm (lunch included) registration starts at 8:30am
PLACE: 502 Court St, Suite 401 – large training room

COST: $50 early bird until October 11th

CREDITS:
OASAS: 6 clock hours renewal credentialing
CASAC
CPP
CPS

Participants will learn:

Overview of methamphetamine

The prevalence of methamphetamine use disorder NYS

Damage from methamphetamine use. To the user and to society.

Treatment and treatment issues

Recovery aspects from methamphetamine use

Who should attend:
Social Workers, Case Managers, Residential Providers, Parole and Probation Staff, School Counselors and other school personnel, Child and Family Therapists, clergy, and others serving the public.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 16th

Please contact 315-733-1709 to register or click HERE to register online.

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News, Professional Training Coalition

Narcan Trainings to take place in May & June

Narcan Trainings to take place in May & June

Oneida County Health Department is pleased to sponsor a series of Narcan Trainings. These trainings will be hosted by Center For Family Life and Recovery, Inc. and presented by ACR Health.

Mark your calendar for the following dates:
May 9, 2019 – 9:00 -10:00 am
May 17, 2019 – 12:00-1:00pm (bring a bag lunch)
June 11, 2019 – 5:30-6:30 pm
June 17, 2019 – 4:30-5:30 pm

Trainings are located at 502 Court Street – 4th Floor Training Room. Reservations are not required but highly suggested since seating is limited. For more information please call 315-733-1709 or visit our calendar.

This training is supported by 1 NU90TP921994 (Public Health Opioid Crisis), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

Alcohol and Athletes

Alcohol and Athletes

Do you know an athlete? Do they celebrate their game day winnings with a beer, or bottle of champagne or even a night out with heavy drinking? The effects of alcohol on an athlete are brutal. Alcohol affects your motor skills, meaning an athlete won’t be able to move as quickly as they would if they were sober. Alcohol also increases an athletes risk for injury, with the decreased coordination it is easier for the athlete to hurt himself or herself. All while also delaying the healing process if they continue to drink while injured.

Athletes need a good nights’ sleep to perform well on and off the field. When alcohol is involved after the big win, this can damage the athletes’ sleep schedule, and sleep habits. Alcohol affects your sleep pattern by disrupting your restorative sleep cycles which decreases the quality of the sleep. The after party after the big win can also affect the athletes’ sleep schedule because he or she may stay out later than normal decreasing the duration of the sleep. Both of these factors is enough to damage the players’ performance on and off the field. If you know an athlete that is struggling with an alcohol-related concern, point them in the right direction such as a coach, or a physician to get help.

Link: https://www.nsca.com/education/articles/nsca-coach/the-effects-of-alcohol-on-athletic-performance/

#OneDecision

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

FDA Special Announcement: Reports of Seizures After Using Nicotine Vaping Devices

FDA Special Announcement: Reports of Seizures After Using Nicotine Vaping Devices

The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine toxicity and have been reported in the scientific literature in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of e-liquid. However, a recent uptick in voluntary reports of adverse experiences with tobacco products that mentioned seizures occurring with e-cigarette use (e.g., vaping) signal a potential emerging safety issue.

To read the full article, please visit:

https://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm635133.htm

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

The Grand at Utica and CFLR host Volunteer Brunch

The Grand at Utica, in Conjunction with The Center for Family Life and Recovery, is hosting a Volunteer Brunch on Friday, April 26th at The Grand [1657 Sunset Ave., Utica, NY] from 10:00-11:30 a.m. This event is to show their appreciation to those who volunteer.

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person”

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

County Executive Awarded Advocacy Award at April Breakfast

County Executive Awarded Advocacy Award at April Breakfast

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has long been known for going above and beyond in his leadership role for the county.  His passion for the area and the people who live here is evident in his everyday work.

“For anyone who knows him, it’s easy to see that Tony has a heart for the community he serves,” says Cassandra Sheets, LMSW, and Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.  “He has been instrumental in moving our agency’s mission forward and the missions of our partner agencies in the county.  He is truly committed to fighting substance abuse and paving the way for recovery.   Presenting him with our Advocacy Award is just one small way to recognize all that he has done for the people we serve.”

The County Executive will receive the award at CFLR, Inc.’s annual awareness breakfast, “Celebrating CommUNITY Connections” where the Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. will celebrate those community partners who join together in the recovery mission.   Mrs. Sheets went on to explained, “We want to recognize all of our partners who play a role in the recovery community, whether it’s inpatient or outpatient, support groups, peer services, life skills, or advocacy.  All of us together share a piece of the success stories we’re now writing.”

The county executive’s long hours and loyalty as a public servant is just the beginning of why he is so deserving of this recognition.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award,” Picente said. “I want to thank Cassandra Sheets and everyone from The Center for Family Life and Recovery for this high recognition and for the impactful work they do each and every day to improve this community. Fighting substance abuse and assisting those affected through recovery has always been something I believe in strongly. I will continue to support those efforts both personally and through the policies and programs of Oneida County government.”

The awareness breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro and is open to the public.  Tickets are available by calling the office at 315.733.1709 or on the CFLR, Inc. website, www.WhenTheresHelpTheresHope.com.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading resource provider in prevention, mental health, and behavioral services, as well as community and family recovery programs.  CFLR is committed to working together with our community partners with the common goal of improving the individual’s quality of life.  For more information on any of CFLRs programs and services, call 315.733.1709 or visit www.WhenTheresHelpTheresHope.com.

######

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

Tom Reilly Awarded Amethyst Award at April Breakfast

Tom Reilly Awarded Amethyst Award at April Breakfast

The Mohawk Valley is fortunate to have strong, community-minded leaders to join together in the fight against substance use disorders.  For the friends and loved ones who are rebuilding their lives in recovery, the support they find locally helps to increase their chances of success.  This area has numerous resources to help individuals and families get clean and sober, and achieve long-term recovery.  More importantly, those resources work together to customize individual plans for the road to recovery.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is celebrating those community partners who join together in the recovery mission at their annual awareness breakfast, this year themed “Celebrating CommUNITY Connections.”   The agency’s CEO, Cassandra Sheets, LMSW, explained, “We want to recognize all of our partners who play a role in the recovery community, whether it’s inpatient or outpatient, support groups, peer services, life skills, or advocacy.  All of us together share a piece of the success stories we’re now writing.”

One of those valuable partners is the Mohawk Valley chapter of Friends of Recovery, and their local president, Tom Reilly.  Tom will be presented with this year’s Amethyst Award at the awareness breakfast.  The Amethyst Award is given annually “to a member of the community who has helped others by inspiring them with a message of hope and recovery,” according to Mrs. Sheets. “Tom does that ten times over and is most deserving of this award.  While we had a number of amazing nominations, Tom was an easy choice.  He’s lived recovery, and he puts himself out there every day to help anyone who is struggling to achieve that same success.”

Being a quiet and humble man of few words, when Tom was informed of the award, he just said, “The paradox of recovery is this:  The more useful I am to others, the better my life is!”

The awareness breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro and is open to the public.  Tickets are available by calling the office at 315.733.1709 or on the CFLR, Inc. website, www.WhenTheresHelpTheresHope.com.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading resource provider in prevention, mental health, and behavioral services, as well as community and family recovery programs.  CFLR is committed to working together with our community partners with the common goal of improving the individual’s quality of life.  For more information on any of CFLRs programs and services, call 315.733.1709 or visit www.WhenTheresHelpTheresHope.com.

 

######

Posted by Bianca Bussey in News

M&T Bank charitable fund helps local nonprofits

$10,000 to the Center for Family Life and Recovery for its “One Decision Project,” a year-long pilot program that will work with 10 at-risk youths and their families through Oneida County Family Court to “encourage healthy, constructive decisions that will build positive outcomes, promote the development and strengthen the family dynamic.”

Posted by Rocco Fernalld in News

Active Parenting Class announcements

Parenting Class

 

The parent and teen relationship may be challenging at times, but it can also be a rewarding time to grow together and develop a family bond.

 The Active Parenting of Teens Program encourages positive interaction, and enhances communication and behavior management skills to help parents and teens work together to solve disagreements.

 

1st Class – Tuesday, February 7                  

2nd Class – Thursday, February 9                    

3rd Class – Tuesday, February 14                     

4th Class – Thursday, February 16

5th Class – Tuesday, February 21               

6th Class – Thursday, February 23

Time: 11-1 Snacks will be available

A certificate of completion, which may qualify for community service hours, will be presented to all parents completing all six classes’ of the Module.

 

Location:  502 Court Street Suite 401 Utica, NY 13502

Call Susan Koslosky Family Peer Advocate, CFLR, at 768-2677

 

Posted by Ambi Daniel in News, 0 comments