Wednesday, June 11, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
June 10, 2014
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     We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners          of it.
     Rick Warren
Stacie Leap, CRS, FPS:  "A New Normal, and a New Me" 

"Throughout my childhood, I was faced with many traumatic challenges...  I lost hope and assumed that this lifestyle was the norm... Then I saw an internet advertisement for "Recovery Coaches at PRO-ACT" in Philadelphia... I never dreamed that an advertisement for Recovery Coaches would lead to all this, but I am glad it did." Read more of  Stacie's Story.    
And A Recovery Transformation

On June 4th PRO-ACT Philadelphia's staff attended The Mayor's Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission's "Making A Difference Recognition Dinner."  At this event, Dr. Arthur Evans, Jr, Commissioner of DBHIDS, reported that creation of the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center (PRCC) was one of the three most important developments in transforming the behavioral healthcare system in Philadelphia.

Earlier that same day, PRO-ACT staff and our Executive Director, Ms. Beverly Haberle, were interviewed and videotaped about the tremendous work being done at PRCC. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, is producing the video to support the integration of peer support staff into larger behavioral health provider organizations. Filming took place at the PRCC. 

The Council and PRO-ACT are working to help our communities prevent illness and coordinate better healthcare. Our mission is accomplished through prevention, intervention, recovery supports, advocacy and education. 
Ask Your School To Do Some Homework

Colleges began addressing students' recovery support decades ago, providing sober dorms and support meetings on campus. One recovery-support model, the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP), is designed to create a "recovery friendly" space and supportive community. There were four CRPs in 2000 and an estimated forty today. Lack of data is often cited by academic institutions as an obstacle. To fill that evidence gap, CRPs are now the focus of several studies.

Help your alma mater, alumni groups and parent-teacher organizations to better understand the needs of their community. Share this website with them, and ask your school to examine their approach to prevention and recovery support. 

Change your school, and we change the culture. 
Some Upcoming Events
June 11, 2014: 7-8:30pm Free Pizza and Recovery Tool Kit on "Family Coping Strategies" at our SBRCC in Bristol.  To register contact Karen Burke at 215-788-3738 x 100 or click here.
June 18, 2014: Meet The Council Open House, 8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
September 12, 2014: 7:05 pm. Recovery Night at the Baseball Game, Phillies vs. Marlins, Citizens Bank Park. Click here for tickets. 
September 20, 2014: PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Click here to register and get more information.
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