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March 2021

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$400

Your personal life experiences could have a powerful impact on the life of an individual in recovery. Train to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)!  This training will equip you to become a part of the solution by providing support to individuals and family members touched by addiction in your community. The CARES curriculum meets the mandatory 46 hours of training required for certification by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey. You’ll also be informed of the…

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Journey Through Song

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

CARES and Life Center Stage Present Journey Through Song; a live-streamed music event where featured performers share their experiences through music, art, and personal story. The concert is followed by an invitation for people to share their music, experience, strength, and hope. All are welcome to attend. Meeting ID: 835 3565 9513 Contact Timothy Gulick at TGulick@mcpik.org for more information.

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Marijuana is Legal- Now What?

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Now that New Jersey has legalized marijuana, how can we help protect our community- especially our youth- from the marijuana industry? Join us as we partner with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, to learn how to gain “local control.” Learn how to bring the community together to stop the marijuana industry from opening local marijuana stores that sell high potency products, advertise to our young people…

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 2

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How Trauma Affects the Brain Presented by Frank Picone When we are exposed to highly stressful situations that overwhelm our ability to cope, or chronic stress over a long period of time,  our brain physiology and our perceptions are impacted.  This webinar will focus on the most common impact trauma has on the brain and our perceptions and reactions to the world. Register

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 3

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Effects of Trauma on Children Presented by Dr. Debra Ruisard When young children experience trauma, normal development is interrupted. Through the lens of Developmental Trauma Disorder, this webinar will explore the impact of trauma on children and how to mitigate it through somatic interventions. Register

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 4

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emotional Regulation Plans Presented by Frank Picone When we are highly stressed, there are a variety of strategies to help us reset ourselves and regulate our emotions.  This webinar will help participants create a strategic plan for themselves and for their children or children they work with. Register

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April 2021

Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 5

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

De-escalation skills Presented by Frank Picone When you are working with adults or youth who have difficulty regulating their emotions, it is very helpful to know how to approach and interact with them in ways that help them de-escalate.  This webinar will share 12 de-escalation strategies for children and adults. Register

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May 2021

Roads to Recovery (R2R) Fundraising Event

May 26 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Windlass Restaurant, 45 Nolan's Point Park Road
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey 07849
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Join us for an evening of lakeside fun with yacht rides, dinner, door prizes, tricky trays, 50/50 raffles and virtual auction culminating with a delicious dessert service as the sun sets over Lake Hopatcong at The Windlass Restaurant. This year, we celebrate resiliency! Our communities have faced the challenges of 2020 with courage, faith, and sacrifice. PIK responded by expanding its services, and currently operates in eight New Jersey counties. Your generous support will enable PIK to further expand its…

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