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Recovering Our Children – Dealing Successfully with Substance Abuse and the Threat of New Poisons (Designer Drugs)
September 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC
Registration is required prior to the event. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY LIEUTENANT ROBERT HENRY. Lieutenant Henry will give a brief presentation on what simple items can be bought from a store in order to create a designer drug as well as a report on what his team is seeing on the streets of Houston.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
John Cates, selected Counselor of the Year for the United States by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors in 2001, has over thirty years of experience designing, implementing, and working hands on with family programs to heal those suffering from chemical dependency. He’s taught, consulted and spoken all over the world in environments of poverty and plenty. In addition to his vast practical knowledge, John has a Masters Degree in Counseling and has specialized in prevention and counselor supervision. Entering the field in 1975 after suffering seven years with his own drug habit, including three years of heroin addiction, John went on to become one of the most influential people in this field.
As a therapist, one of John’s goals is to use all the existing known and effective approaches to reach out to his clients never forgetting that we are dealing with a disease for which there is no cure, but from which we can get well.
John is co-author of the book “Recovering Our Children: A Handbook For Parents Of Young People In Early Recovery” and has for 25 years served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Lifeway, a chemical dependency treatment program that presently serves 11 communities in the greater Houston area and has built programs and schools in all parts of the United States.
Lt. Henry is a thirty-two (32) year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. In 2011, he formed, and commands the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) – which focuses on law enforcement scenes with a mental health dynamic. In 2015, he formed the Domestic Violence Response Team and the Homeless Outreach Team. He has been a law enforcement and mental health subject matter expert on ABC News NightLine, the Associated Press, the Houston Chronicle, the Texas Tribune and other media sources. Lt. Henry is a Mental Health Peace Officer and Hostage Negotiator, participating in multiple SWAT and High Risk Operations scenes. He was present at the semi-recent Lone Star College stabbing and shooting events and develops workplace violence policy for multiple corporations. He is authoring a new book, “Protecting Both Sides of the Badge – When Mental Illness and Law Enforcement Collide.”