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How Can Communities Support Recovery? – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M”.

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Personal recovery happens within a community. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the initiation and maintenance of recovery. Traditional treatment and recovery efforts have mainly focused on the intrinsic, but communities can help to support recovery efforts, too. Learn about the “Healing Forest” model, and identify strategies that we can all take to support recovery in our communities. 


Handouts will be posted around the presentation date. 


Related Reading Suggestions

The Healing Forest Project by Derrick Wolfe. 

The Wellbriety Movement

The Native American Wellbriety Movement: An Interview with Don Coyhis by William White (2007.)

The Healing Forest” – Addressing The Local Opioid Crisis In Creative & Compassionate Ways podcast on WEMU. 

The Healing Forest Report (Washtenaw County, Michigan.)


About the presenter:

Anna Byberg, LMSW, CAADC is the Clinical Director of Dawn Farm. Prior to assuming the role of Clinical Director in August 2019, Anna served as the Program Coordinator from 2012 to 2019 for the Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center, a social/non-medical detoxification and extended care facility. During this time, Anna also supervised the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) team, and the Dawn Farm Intake Team (DFIT). Anna has worked with Dawn Farm since 2005, initially as a Detox Counselor, later as an Outpatient Therapist, and then as the Project Manager, overseeing accreditation and licensing requirements for all Dawn Farm programs.

Anna has been part of the tobacco recovery, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) implementation, Motivational Interviewing, and other staff development teams at Dawn Farm. She presented the monthly Family Education Program for more than ten years, and has also presented on topics including tobacco recovery, family interventions, opioid use disorders, building cultures of hope, and the basics of addiction and recovery.

Anna obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2001, then completed a six-month student exchange program in London, England. She earned her Master of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2012, and is currently a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).


January 28, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Dawn Farm


St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium
5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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