Peer Support Services for People with Substance Use Disorders and HIV
Start Date: October 29, 2014
End Date: October 29, 2014
Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
Join Faces & Voices of Recovery for a webinar presented by Ben Bass, Faces & Voices Board Member. He will draw on his experience with the Texas Recovery Initiative and the El Paso Alliance to describe how providers can move support services for people with substance use disorder and HIV into a recovery oriented system of care; the background of the movement to do so in Texas and beyond; best practices in the field; and the growth of peer recovery and HIV supports.
Ben Bass, Executive Director of the El Paso Alliance and a board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery
Ben Bass is the Executive Director of the El Paso Alliance and in recovery since 1987. He started out as a volunteer at the Alliance and has been Executive Director since May, 2002. Bass has led the Alliance in organizing and mobilizing the recovery community and in developing an delivering peer-based recovery support services. The Alliance has worked with the State of Texas to deliver peer recovery support services for people with co-occurring disorders, drug court offenders and probationers and to provide training for the trainers of recovery coaches for the state's ROSC initiative. The Alliance has undertaken successfully four federal projects in the past nine years. Bass is on the Task Force for the Texas Recovery Initiative which seeks to move the state's alcohol and drug service delivery system into a recovery-oriented system of care. He is also an advisory board member of the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center and serves on several other boards, including leadership in the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless. The Alliance recently began working with homeless veterans with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues, and those seeking or in recovery. Bass was honored at the White House in August of 2011 as a Presidential Champion of Change for this work.
After you register, you'll receive an email confirmation with the details and instructions for both webinars. Registration deadline is October 28, 2014. The webinar will be recorded and available online.
This webinar is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) does not endorse or attest to the quality of the content. Questions regarding content, recordings, and additional information should be directed to the host organization and/or presenter.
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