As the WRA has grown, we have shifted to hosting an annual gathering to bring together leaders in the mental health and addiction recovery movement from across the state to further our mission. This year, we are proud to convene the Washington Recovery Summit on September 23-24, 2019, in Stanwood, Washington!
If you’d like to attend the recovery summit and have financial need, you can apply for a scholarship.
The summit is for people in recovery from mental health and addiction challenges, impacted families, behavioral health professionals and allied organizations. This year, we will come together to launch a set of strategic initiatives aimed at advancing treatment access and recovery across our state. We need your voice!
We designed the 2019 Recovery Summit to create community connections and energize recovery movement stakeholders for the coming year. Rather than a conference where you sit through folks talking at you, the Summit provides an opportunity to have YOUR voice heard and put into action.
The summit will center around four strategic initiative action tracks:
- Recovery Coaching / Peer Services
- Behavioral Health Walk-in / Diversion Centers
- Robust Funding / Dedicated Revenue for Treatment & Recovery Supports
- Workforce Development & Medicaid Rate Increase
Each “action track” session is designed to build on the work of the previous session in a particular strategic initiative: Ready to Launch (session 1); Down to the Nitty Gritty (session 2); and Where the Rubber Meets the Road (session 3).
Please note that the exact timing of each section is subject to change – this agenda is to give you a general idea of what to expect.
7:00 – 8:30am: Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 11:30am: State of the recovery movement address, interactive activity, strategic initiatives overview
1130am – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30 – 1:45pm: Strategic Initiative Action Tracks – Ready to Launch
1:45 – 2:00pm: Coffee break
2:00 – 4:00pm: Community Input Sessions
- Family services & support breakout
- Youth services & support breakout
- Services linkages from the emergency department for people with SUD
- Peer crisis respite & other services for individuals with serious mental illness
- We should not have empty beds: Making use of existing SUD residential capacity
- SUD curriculum: Improving treatment quality in inpatient and IOP settings
4:15 – 5:15pm: Stakeholder Listening Session with Federal and State Behavioral Health Officials
7:00 – 8:30pm: Campfire (weather permitting!)
7:30 – 9:00am: Table topics, breakfast and morning plenary
9:00 – 11:00am: Strategic Initiative Action Tracks – Down to the Nitty Gritty
11:00am – 12:00pm: Lunch
12:00 – 2:00pm: Strategic Initiative Action Tracks – Where the Rubber Meets the Road!
2:00 – 2:30pm: Closing Plenary
Seventh Summit, November 9-10, 2017
At our 7th summit, we:
- Received expert advice in coalition building from Blaine Parrish
- Outline our newly awarded SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program: Statewide Network grant
- Enjoyed traditional Native American drumming and dancing, teaching from a Squaxin Island Tribe elder, and a sweat lodge
- Honored our veterans with a special ceremony