“Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Community Messaging”
In this workshop, developed by Faces & Voices of Recovery, participants will learn how to convey the life affirming message of recovery. Participants write their story and practice telling it as if to an audience of individuals who are not familiar with recovery, using language that has been proven to resonate with those outside the recovery community.
Nina J. Henry, LCPC, CADC Addiction Specialist at the Jewish Center for Addiction (a program of Jewish Child and Family Services), has been working in the addiction field for more than twenty-five years. She is currently based in Skokie, Illinois. She received her Master of Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and was certified to provide addiction treatment services by the Illinois Certification Board in 1991. From 1995 until the end of 2014, Ms. Henry supervised Recovery Point, the substance use program of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4). Previously, Ms. Henry occupied counseling positions at the Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program at University of Illinois in Chicago and Evanston Hospital/The Chapman Center. Since 2010, she has provided Mental Health First Aid training. Ms. Henry is the Project Leader for the Training of Leaders committee, convened by the Illinois Certification Board to increase participation of treatment professionals in the addiction field.