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Working Effectively with Formerly Incarcerated People: Understanding Trauma and Addressing Barriers
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11/8/2018 to 11/9/2018
When: November 8th and 9th
9am-4pm both days
Where: MCCD Office (upstairs but accessible)
1679 Broadway Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48105
United States
Presenter: NASW-Michigan and the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
Contact: Allan Wachendorfer
5174871548 ex11

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A 2-day, in-depth training for social workers, clinicians and case managers who want to learn how to work more effectively with people who have been incarcerated. We will explore barriers and challenges, clinical implications, hear directly from impacted people, and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from, and problem-solve with, local experts.


Topics Include:

The Re-entry Process

Long-term Confinement                 

Formerly Incarcerated Women              

Criminal Sexual Conduct Convictions 

Building Trust & Communication          

Helping Families & Loved Ones 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse          

PTSD & Trauma


Registration: Regular Price: $250 NASW Members: $200 Student Price: $150   Lunch will be provided and 12 CEs will be available for licensed social workers. The training is also eligible for 12 MCBAP-related hours


NASW-Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative and the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals 


Joshua B. Hoe - Criminal Justice Activist

Facilitating Presentation on Working Effectively with People with CSC Convictions

Joshua B. Hoe is a podcaster, public speaker, freelance writer, and criminal justice activist. Josh is the host of the Decarceration Nation podcast and a steering team member of Nation Outside and Friends of Restorative Justice Washtenaw County. Josh is formerly incarcerated and a registered citizen in Michigan.

Aaron Suganuma, LLMSW - A Brighter Way

Facilitating Presentation on Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention

Aaron Suganuma is Director at A Brighter Way, a mentoring program for men and women returning to Washtenaw County from incarceration, and a prison-based Substance Abuse Counselor for Catholic Charities. He received his MSW from Eastern Michigan University in 2015 and has five years of experience in substance abuse counseling.

Allan Wachendorfer, LMSW, Director of Public Policy - NASW

Participating in Panel of Impacted People

Allan Wachendorfer is a 2014 MSW graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Social Workers. Allan is formerly incarcerated and a steering team member for Nation Outside.

Debra Wright, LMSW - Home of New Vision

Facilitating Presentation on Working Effectively with Formerly Incarcerated Women

Debra is a person in long-term recovery. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and currently employed as a clinician at Home of New Vision. Debra is a formerly-incarcerated person and as part of her advocacy, Debra has been on Capitol Hill numerous times to advocate for legislation regarding recovery and criminal justice legislation. Debra is also on the steering committee for Nation Outside.

Harry Hampton - There and Back Transportation

Harry Hampton owns and operates There and Back Transportation, out of Flint, MI and is formerly incarcerated. He spends his free time working with friends on fundraisers and charity drives.


Jeffrie Cape, LMSW - Charron Services, LLC

Jeffrie Cape is a licensed master social worker with over 25 years of experience. She earned her degree at Case Western Reserve. She is a trainer on multiple subjects and has spoken in Michigan and other states. She has worked in clinical and community settings and has experience training staff, creating, developing and implementing programs.


Charles Coleman, MSW - Dawn Farm

Charles Colman recently receive his MSW at the University of Michigan in 2017, in the area of Geriatrics. Charles mission for recovery has afforded him the opportunity to take the message of recovery into Milan Federal Prison sharing his experience, strength and hope. Today he is a member of Dawn Farm’s staff, where he is a primary therapist at Dawn Farm Downtown working with newly recovering adults seeking release from their addition.

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