Mental Health Recovery Summit 2017

Building Resiliency Through Integrated Trauma-Informed Care


Event Details

Thursday, September 14th 2017
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Check in is at 8:30 am

Union Square Campus
104 East Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27406

$115 (breakfast and lunch included)
Register Online Here

The 2017 Mental Health Recovery Summit will be held on Thursday, September 14th at Union Square Campus in Greensboro.

This program will cover topics related to trauma-informed care, de-institutionalization and criminalization of persons with mental illness and trauma, peer support services and collegiate recovery programs.

This program is for health care and mental health care providers and other professionals who are interested in learning about mental health recovery. Continuing education credits are available, details below. 


Presented By:

Target Audience

This program is beneficial for an interprofessional audience including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse counselors, nonprofit professionals, community health workers, peer support specialists and other interested health and mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Define trauma and trauma-informed services and practices.
  • Identify key principles, core assumptions and core elements of trauma-informed organizations and services.
  • Compare traditional human service settings and practices with those that are trauma-informed.
  • Review prevalence rates of trauma histories among persons served in different mental health and human service settings.
  • Develop safety plans that include triggers, warning signs, and coping strategies as a means of preventing situations that can lead to the use of seclusion and restraint.
  • Explore a personal experience of trauma, and working to promote recovery.
  • Explore de-institutionalization and criminalization of persons with mental illness.
  • Discuss jail population demographics.
  • Discuss the trauma in the jail population.
  • Define ways to enhance resiliency in inmates.
  • Define “mutual in the context of peer support.
  • Identify at least three core values of peer support.
  • Describe the evidence related to peer support services.
  • Explore a personal account of recovery and becoming a certified peer support specialist.
  • Define collegiate recovery and describe how to make proper referrals.
  • Recognize how recovery high schools fit in the continuum of care with collegiate recovery.
  • Identify the importance of youth recovery and how dopamine can hijack the adolescent brain.


8:30 am

Check-in / Breakfast

8:50 am

Accreditation Announcements

9:00 am

Debbie Green Cunningham, DNP, RN, CENP

9:10 am

Healing Neen: Trauma and Recovery
Tonier “Neen Cain-Muldrow

10:15 am


10:30 am

Healing Neen: Trauma and Recovery (Continued)
Tonier “Neen Cain-Muldrow



1:00 pm

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
Scott Cunningham, MD

2:00 pm


2:15 pm

The Peer in Peer Support
Lyn Legere, MS, CRC, CPRP and Rick Mozena, Certified Peer Support Specialist

3:30 pm

Collegiate Recovery
Chris Campau

4:30 pm



 0.6 CEU; 6.0 Contact Hours; 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit; 6.0 CNE Contact Hours; 6.0 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists; 6.0 NBCC Hours (Greensboro AHEC and Mental Health Association in Greensboro are cosponsors of this program. A cosponsorship application has been submitted to NBCC. Greensboro AHEC is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5470. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.); 6.0 NCSAPPB GSB (approval pending)

Greensboro AHEC adheres to the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC Standards regarding industry support of continuing education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty’s commercial relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity. Speakers will also state when off-label or experimental use of drugs or devices is incorporated in their presentation. Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the North Carolina Medical Society through the joint providership of Greensboro AHEC and Cone Health. The Greensboro AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Greensboro AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Refund/Substitution Policy

An administrative fee of 30% will be deducted if a refund is request. In the event of a cancellation, we must be notified three days in advance of the event in order to process a refund or voucher. Substitutions are encouraged. Please call us at 336-832-8025.

ADA Statement

It is the policy of the Greensboro AHEC not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in this Act in order to participate fully, please call us at 336-832-8025 at least 3 weeks in advance of the program.

Handouts/Online Certificates

Handouts will be available onsite, the day of the event. After you attend, you can log on to and click on the MyCE Area to complete the program evaluation and receive your CE certificate.