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Visit our HHS Region 3 TTC websites for additional trainings, webinars, and other events: Central East ATTC | Central East MHTTC | Central East PTTC.

HHS REGION 3 EVENTS:

October 5, 2022: Virtual – Peer Integration in Diverse Settings: Recruiting, Hiring, Supervising and Empowering Peer Workers, Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (PR CoE). The purpose of this webinar is to provide organizational assessment and readiness information to organizations interested in incorporating, retaining, training and supervising peer workers. The discussion will also include how to best integrate and empower peers in various organizations, and utilize their services with effectiveness and care.

October 8, 2022: York, PA – 13th Annual Mental Health Awareness Walk, NAMI York-Adams Counties. This event will cheer each other on while raising our voices to be heard, united in our commitment to raise awareness of our cause, funds to drive NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community in every sense of the word.

October 9, 2022: Ambler, PA – This Is My Brave – The Show in Philadelphia, This Is My Brave. Experience authentic, creative storytelling from local Philadelphia community members who live with mental health challenges. Let storytellers inspire you to find hope or give hope to someone you love who may be facing similar circumstances. Directly following the show, attendees are invited to stay for a meet-and-greet opportunity with the storytellers.

October 9, 2022: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, MD – Howard County Pride Festival, PFLAG Columbia-Howard County.

October 11, 2022: Virtual, PA – PCAR Trivia Night, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). Trivia tickets are $50 per person. You may register individually or as a team (up to 4 people per team) and team names are encouraged! Individual registrants will be randomly assigned a team to participate in. Trivia will take place on Zoom. An e-gift certificate will be awarded to the winning team.

October 22, 2022: Morgantown, WV – Light Up The Night Walk, WVU Delta Sigma Delta. This event is a night of walking, activities, fun, and more! Proceeds from this event will be donated directly to MHA. T-shirts, glow sticks, luminaries, snacks/drinks, tickets for games, and chances for raffle baskets will be available for purchase at the event.

October 28, 2022: Washington, DC – Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY), Rising Sun Wellness. The TRY method is for everyone. TRY fosters empathy for others, self-compassion, and global healing by training individuals in the TRY method of yoga, science, and psychology. What makes the TRY method unique is its grounding in neuroscience and understanding of how the brain processes trauma. The TRY method helps people recover and let go after a crisis or trauma.

November 2, 2022: Harrisburg, PA – PRO-A 5th Annual Leadership in Recovery Event: Nothing About Us Without Us, PA Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A). The theme of this year’s conference is, “Nothing About Us Without Us” (Latin: “Nihil de Nobis, sine Nobis”) is a slogan used to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members of the group affected by that policy. This half-day event will discuss current matters impacting the community and will provide opportunities to strengthen PRO-A efforts.

November 2, 2022: Harrisburg, PA – PRO-A 5th Annual Leadership Award Dinner, PA Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A). Award recipients are recognized at this annual Leadership in Recovery Dinners.

January 30, 2023: Oxon Hill, MD – 19th Annual Prevention Day, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This free one-day event provides an exciting forum for prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, scientists, consumers, and advocates to learn about evidence-based programs and the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other preventionists and partners; take part in engaging and informative workshops to enhance their program skills; and share success stories and resources.


NATIONAL CONFERENCES

October 7-12, 2022: Indianapolis, IN – NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration, NAADAC. This year’s conference will feature over 80 educational sessions presented by over 115 nationally recognized speakers, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and so much more!

November 2-4, 2022: Virtual – Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit: Engage in Discussion, Explore Solutions, Empower Change., HMP Global. Stimulants have become increasingly prevalent in overdoses and addiction throughout our communities. Counterfeit prescription pills are being laced with illicit drugs in alarming amounts. The Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit is the ONLY educational event focused on finding solutions to put a stop to this crisis. The Summit provides clinical, law enforcement, and public health professionals with practical strategies and solutions.

November 14-15, 2022: Virtual – PAARI National Summit Agenda, Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative. This annual convening is for public safety and law enforcement partners at any stage in creating or engaging in non-arrest programs that assist individuals in treatment and recovery (for example, Angel Programs). The summit is an opportunity to hear from public safety and public health partners about developments in the field, evidence-based best practices, and to network with other departments involved in similar work.


NAMIWalks: National Alliance on Mental Health

These walks support organizations that host education programs, facilitate support groups, provide mental health trainings, advocate for access to services, and offer a compassionate place to turn for the millions of Americans living with mental illness. #NotAloneNAMI Walks Your Way logo 2021

October 2, 2022: Monroeville, PA – NAMIWalks Your Way Keystone PA. This walk takes place at Monroeville Community Park West, Pavilion 1. Check-in starts at 9:00am. On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together.

October 8, 2022: Tysons, VA – NAMIWalks Your Way Northern VA. This walk takes place at the Plaza at Tyson’s Corner Center. Check in starts at 8:00am. On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together.

October 8, 2022: Richmond, VA – NAMIWalks Your Way Virginia. This walk takes place at the Diamond. Check in starts at 9:00am. On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together.

October 16, 2022: Wayne, PA – NAMIWalks Your Way Main Line PA. This walk takes place at Wilson Farm Park. Check in starts at 9:30am. On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together.


OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY EVENTS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These events raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. #TogetherToFightSuicide

2022 Walks events will be added as soon as they become available.

DELAWARE:

October 15, 2022: Dover, DE – Dover Walk. This walk takes place at Silver Lake Park.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

October 22, 2022: Washington, DC – Washington DC Walk. This walk takes place at Lincoln Memorial.

MARYLAND:

October 1, 2022: Havre de Grace, MD – Havre de Grace Walk. This walk takes place at Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park.

October 1, 2022: Hagerstown, MD – Hagerstown Walk. This walk takes place at Hagerstown City Park.

October 1, 2022: Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Walk. This walk takes place at Caroline Street & Ocean City Board Walk.

October 8, 2022: Easton, MD – Mid-Shore Walk. This walk takes place at Idlewild Park.

October 15, 2022: Frederick, MD – Frederick Walk. This walk takes place at Baker Park.

October 22, 2022: Columbia, MD – Howard County Walk. This walk takes place at Merriweather Park Symphony Woods.

October 23, 2022: St. Mary’s, MDSouthern Maryland Walk. This walk takes place at Historic St. Mary’s City Old State House.

October 29, 2022: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Walk. This walk takes place at Inner Harbor.

PENNSYLVANIA:

October 2, 2022: Philadelphia, PAGreater Philadelphia Walk. This walk takes place at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

October 2, 2022: Washington, PAWashington County Walk. This walk takes place at Wild Things Park.

October 2, 2022: Allentown, PAGreater Lehigh Valley Walk. This walk takes place at Lehigh Parkway.

October 2, 2022: Huntingdon, PAHuntingdon County Walk. This walk takes place at Detwiler Memorial Field.

October 2, 2022: Lewistown, PAMifflin-Juniata Walk. This walk takes place at Kish Park.

October 8, 2022: Harrisburg, PAHarrisburg Walk. This walk takes place at FNB Field, City Island.

VIRGINIA:

October 1, 2022: Richmond, VARichmond Virginia Walk. This walk takes place at Byrd Park.

October 1, 2022: Lynchburg, VALynchburg Walk. This walk takes place at Riverfront Park.

October 1, 2022: Salem-Roanoke, VASalem-Roanoke Walk. This walk takes place at Cregger Center, Roanoke College.

October 1, 2022: Fairfax, VAFairfax Walk. This walk takes place at Veterans Amphitheater.

October 8, 2022: Stephens City, VAStephens City Walk. This walk takes place at Sherando High School and Sherando Park.

October 15, 2022: Fredericksburg, VAGreater Fredericksburg Walk. This walk takes place at John Lee Pratt Park.

October 15, 2022: Staunton, VAGreater Shenandoah Valley/Charlottesville Walk. This walk takes place at Gypsy Hill Park.

October 15, 2022: Newport News, VAVirginia Peninsula Walk. This walk takes place at Newport News Park.

October 22, 2022: Fairlawn, VANew River Valley Walk. This walk takes place at Motor Mile Speedway.

October 22, 2022: Suffolk, VASuffolk Walk. This walk takes place at Bennett’s Creek Park.

October 29, 2022: Charles City, VACharles City Walk. This walk takes place at Charles City High School.

November 5, 2022: Briston, VABristol Virginia Walk. This walk takes place at Cumberland Square Park.

November 5, 2022: Danville, VADanville South Central Walk. This walk takes place at Ballou Park.

WEST VIRGINIA:

October 1, 2022: Parkersburg, WV – Mid-Ohio Valley Walk. This walk takes place at Parkersburg City Park.

October 8, 2022: Morgantown, WV – Morgantown Walk. This walk takes place at Krepps Park.

October 9, 2022: Huntington, WV – Huntington WV Walk. This walk takes place at Ritter Park.

October 22, 2022: Charleston, WV – Charleston WV Walk. This walk takes place at Haddad Riverfront Park.


OUT OF THE DARKNESS CAMPUS WALKS

These events have already taken place in Spring 2022. Additional events and/or 2023 will be added as they become available.

DELAWARE:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

MARYLAND:

PENNSYLVANIA:

VIRGINIA:

WEST VIRGINIA


THE OVERNIGHT WALK

2022 have passed.