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2017 U.P. Fall Summit - Securing the Future: Treating Complex Issues Caused by Prenatal Substance Exposure

Registration is now open for the fourth annual U.P. Fall Summit scheduled on Oct. 5 and 6. The summit topic is “Securing the Future: Treating Complex Issues Caused by Prenatal Substance Exposure."

Katie Donovan opens the conference with a community speaking engagement at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Lake Superior State University Cisler Center hosted by Families Against Narcotics of Chippewa County. Donovan talks about her personal story as well as the family role in recovery, supporting recovery and not addiction, preparing for holidays and substituting with positive activities during recovery. Donovan is the executive vice president of the nonprofit Families Against Narcotics (FAN), serves on the Executive Committee for Operation Rx and is a national speaker and certified family recovery coach. After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery and consulting for the treatment industry. Katie and her daughter Brittany blog at www.amothersaddictionjourney.com, where they dig deep about their journey.

The summit runs from 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 8:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Cisler Center. Dr. Chasnoff returns, following up from the 2016 U.P. Fall Summit, plus appearances by keynote speakers Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., and Dr. Christine Schmidt will present intervention strategies for the child affected by prenatal substance exposure. Topics include implications regarding attachment, designing treatment and educational interventions and caring for children with complex issues.

Registration is limited. Payment must be received by Sept. 8 for the early bird rate and to guarantee your reservation, all other registrations must be received by Sept. 22. No refunds provided without written cancellations received by Sept. 28. Register online at www.chippewahd.com or fill out the information and mail to the address below. Make checks payable to Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD).

Mail completed registration to:
CCHD; Attn: Tonya Joss
508 Ashmun St; Suite 120
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
Or fax to: 906‑253‑1466

For more information please call 906‑635‑3647 or 906‑253‑3103.
10.05.2017 - 10.06.2017

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