Monday, October 22, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education.

The Red Ribbon Campaign commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. The Red Ribbon Campaign also became a symbol of support for the DEA’s efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. By wearing a red ribbon during the last full week in October, Americans demonstrate their ardent opposition to drugs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Recovery Expressive Arts Show

Next week-the week of October 22- is Red Ribbon Week.  GCASA Art Therapist, Lynette Gawron is coordinating her bi-annual recovery arts show.  As GCASA's art therapist, Lynette works with patients in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.  Using different mediums, patients learn to express themselves through art.  The art show combines powerful pieces with a description of where the patient sees themself in their own recovery and why they chose certain material, colors, objects and so on.  The result is a meaningful piece of art that through its creation has aided with the patients recovery. 
Here are some pieces from previous shows:

Stop by at the Recovery Expressive Arts Show on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 11-3 pm at GCASA, 430 East Main Street, Batavia. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

GCASA Winter Conference

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health.
At this workshop you will:
· Learn three specific strategies that separate highly effective therapists from average therapists.
· Learn a simple method for measuring success rates that can be used to develop a profile of the most and least effective moments in therapy—what works and what doesn’t.
· Gain a more exact understanding of your clinical strengths and weaknesses and learn how to use that information to improve your practice.
Mark your calendar for GCASA’s day-long conference                Friday, January 4, 2013 at Genesee Community College.  The day-long conference includes .6 CEU, 6 CASAC/CPP/CPS hours.  Attendees will receive a conference certificate upon completion of evaluation.  Cost is $85 includes continental breakfast and lunch.

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