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Chemical Health Webinar

Webinar IconVinland is pleased to announce the next webinar in our chemical health webinar series. The series offers valuable information on chemical health services for individuals living with cognitive disabilities. The free webinars are held quarterly, with recordings available for viewing on our website here.

Registration is currently open for the next webinar in the series. Registered attendees will receive 1 CEU credit.

Discharge Planning Includes Providing for Clients’ Basic Needs
Presented by Tim Grathwol, BA, JD, LADC, CBIS, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Register: Click Here
Overview: Clients with cognitive deficits and addictions often struggle to find a lifestyle that supports their attempts at recovery. Chemical dependency treatment and mental health services provide them with information and coping skills. Beyond that, many clients need community support for housing, employment, and ongoing healthcare. Chemical health case managers and counselors can do their clients a valuable service by actively seeking out and connecting clients with community support to give them a better chance to succeed in recovery.
  • Understand the issues clients and counselors face when working in treatment with CD clients with cognitive deficits.
  • Learn how to start planning for “life after treatment” from the beginning of the treatment experience. This will give clients a better chance for success after leaving the “bubble” of treatment.
  • Highlight ideas for contacting and building a network of community resources for clients to help them succeed in recovery.
Speaker: Tim Grathwol has worked as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2003. He has been a Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center since 2005. He is also a certified brain injury specialist. Tim has seen that for many of Vinland’s clients who have been through multiple treatments, “lack of information is not the problem.” Tim has worked on finding ways to set clients up with community resources such as housing, medical and mental health services, employment or volunteer opportunities. This is based on a belief that clients are more likely to succeed in recovery when their fundamental needs are met.