The Tribal Law and Policy Institute Observes National Drug Court Month
All webinars will begin @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar series in honor of National Drug Court Month. Through-out the month of May, TLPI will host 75-minute webinars highlighting important aspects of the recovery process and how practices supporting participant recovery can be woven into Wellness Court practices and operations.
Drug Court Month Kickoff: The History and Impact of Healing to Wellness Courts, Healing to Wellness Court Graduate Story and Talking Circle
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
To kick off the National Drug Court Month webinar series, TLPI will host a webinar addressing the history of Wellness Courts and the progress that has been made in the Healing to Wellness Court field. The webinar will highlight the experience of Renee Levaldo, a Wellness Court Graduate, and her work in developing an Alumni group at the Pueblo of Laguna Wellness Court. The workshop will conclude with a Talking Circle for webinar participants to share their successes and innovative practices as it relates to recovery.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
This webinar will be led by Lori Vallejos, LCISW, who works for the Pueblo of Laguna Department of Behavioral Health. Lori will lead a workshop on the science of addiction, titled “Addiction is a Disease: Moving from Science to Success in Healing to Wellness Court Programs” which will highlight the science behind addiction but delve deeper into SAMHSA’s four dimensions, then discuss recovery capital and why it is necessary for long term sobriety.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Experienced staff on the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Wellness Court team will discuss the re-introduction of the Recovery Support component to their Wellness Court. The team discuss the impact of not having a Recovery Support Specialist on their team and the importance for the peer-to-peer component. They will also highlight the planning and development process for a Recovery Support position.
Integrating Tradition and Culture into Wellness Court Programming (Session Recording) (PowerPoint PDF)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Rhonda Decontie, the Cultural Resources Coordinator for the Penobscot Wellness Court, will lead a webinar discussing how culture can support participant recovery. Rhonda will highlight how culture and tradition can be woven into Wellness Court operations and approached in the process of recovery.
From Healing to Wellness Court Participant to Recovery Support Specialist: A Healing to Wellness Court Graduate Story (Session Recording) (PowerPoint PDF)
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Albertyn Pino will lead the last session of the Recovery Month series on her experience in Healing to Wellness Court and her expertise in Peer Recovery.