2012 REAL Conference on Reentry, A Life in the Community for Everyone!
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Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention for persons reentering their community after incarceration
Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention for persons reentering their community after incarceration

Save the Date!   You Are Invited!

2012 REAL Conference on Reentry

"A Life in the Community for Everyone"

Wed. July 25, 2012 - 9:00-3:30

The Anniston City Meeting Center, 16th and Noble St., Anniston Alabama

The Health Services Center in Hobson City, Calhoun County, Alabama would like to invite you to attend our 2012 "REAL" Conference, (Reentry, Education and Linkages). This FREE event will offer regional and local speakers featuring information and updates concerning the unique needs and challenges facing the person who is reentering their community after being incarcerated, and how our community and state are responding.

Topics will include: Reentry, Corrections/Criminal Justice Updates, Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention for the Reentry Population, Veteran’s issues, Success Stories, Health Disparities, Minority Health, and much more!

Confirmed Presenters include: Dr. Eddie Lancaster Reentry Coordinator, Alabama Dept. of Corrections, Sergeant John Garlick, Mental Health Officer Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Chaplin (Major) Derek Smith, D. Min.  and Elana Parker, Health Equity Programs Manager – Alabama Dept. of Public Health. More info to come!

Who Should Attend: Persons who are reentering their community after being incarcerated and their friends and family; substance abuse treatment and prevention professionals, health educators, corrections and criminal justice professionals, law enforcement, clergy/faith community, mental health counselors, healthcare providers, social workers/case managers, persons in recovery from drugs/alcohol, community advocates, housing professionals, etc.

An exhibitor's area will showcase area service providers who provide programs and services to the reentry population in N. E. Alabama. Plan on having an exhibit table for your organization or agency.

Registration open now! Check our website! www.hscal.org

 4.0 Free CEUs will be available for Social Workers, and Certificates of Attendance will be available for all attending.

The REAL Conference is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Minority AIDS Initiative, and presented by the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program, Project REAL. This five year project is being implemented by the Health Services Center and will be featured during the conference, along with similar prevention projects in our community.

Please mark your calendar to attend. Feel free to share this info with your colleagues and friends, and let us know if you have questions, or would like to have an exhibit table for your agency or organization.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Julie Hope

Director of Education/Outreach - Health Services Center

Project Director, Project REAL



For Additional Conference Info - please contact: Health Services Center 1-866-832-0100 or email

Valerie Mason vmason@hscal.org

Phillip Keith pkeith@hscal.org

Find Project REAL on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ProjectREAL

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