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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.

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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.

 

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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

 

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November Training – Drug Trends and Working with Law Enforcement

Drug Trends and Working with Law Enforcement

This creative and informative training will cover collaborations of working with local law enforcement through the training of drug and alcohol trends, logos, terms and identifiers. Also, discussed will be current hurdles for law enforcement and how todays evolving drug and alcohol culture can be impacted and reduced through training.

Register now!

Working with law enforcement November 4 2016

Call (315)733-1709 or email Heather Perry at hperry@cflrinc.org

 





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April Tips & Alerts

April Tips and Alerts

Please click on the link above to download a copy of April Tips & Alerts. We hope that you find this information helpful and share it with someone else! If you know of anyone who would like to receive these updates, please forward it to that person and then encourage that person to share their email with us so they too can receive future updates from the Prevention Council Staff.

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SAMHSA: Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

SAMHSA is pleased to announce the release of a new pocket guide for health professionals, Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.
 
This pocket guide offers:
-A checklist for prescribing medication
-U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for use in the treatment of opioid use disorder, including extended-release injectable naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine
-Screening and assessment tools, including an 11-item scale, the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale
-Best practices and patient care.
 
Check it out here: Pocket Guide.
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Community Newsletter: Issue 2, Spring 2016

By clicking on the link above you will be able to download a copy of the second issue of our Community Newsletter.
We hope that you find this information helpful and share it with someone else! If you know of anyone who would like to receive these updates, please forward it to that person and then encourage that person to share their email with us so they too can receive future updates from our organization!
Thank you!
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