15th Annual ARS Conference

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Start Date – End Date:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 –  Thursday, June 23, 2016

Event Location:

Austin, TX


The Association of Recovery Schools is a registered 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization comprised of recovery high schools as well as associate members and individuals who support the integral growth of the recovery high school movement.

Connected through principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery, we collaborate with a broad and diverse global network to advocate for a continuum of support and a readiness for student transition in and out of Recovery High Schools. We provide deep expertise, resources and data-driven best practices to Recovery High Schools through training, consulting and accreditation services, while serving as advocates for the educational inclusion of youth recovery.

For the past 15 years, ARS has hosted an annual conference which provides attendees with an exciting opportunity for professionals to connect, receive continuing education credits and learn about adolescent treatment and recovery support services. This year, we will be in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas! Austin is a unique community, similar to Houston in the continuum of care for teens and families.  In 2013, concerned parents, adolescent addiction experts, and community leaders in Central Texas recognized the need for a secondary school dedicated to supporting teens in recovery, and on August 25, 2014 University High School opened its doors in Austin, Texas.  The school fosters a culture of growth and wellness, with program components founded on national research and best practices, while providing individualized, challenging academics in a safe and sober environment for teens who have chosen recovery.

UHS has built relationships with other community based recovery partners to provide a consistent continuum of care for Central Texas students in recovery and their families, not only for their present care in high school, but also for their pending transition to college life and work closely with the University of Texas Center for Students in Recovery.

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2016 ARS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday June 21st

10am-3pm
ARS Board of Directors Meeting
UHS – Library

6:00-9:00pm
Austin Community and Conference
Pre-conference Event:
Generation Found, a film by Greg Williams the creator of The Anonymous People
Special Screening and Community Discussion directly following the Sneak Peek of the film.

Wednesday June 22nd

7:30am-8:15am
Optional to attendees
Conference Breakfast

Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)

7:30am – 8:30am
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS
Location: UT Alumni Center Lobby

8:45am -10:00am
Conference Welcome
KEYNOTE: Tom Hill, Presidential Appointee Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery to the Acting SAMHSA Administrator
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

10:00am – 10:15am BREAK

10:15am-Noon BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout A – School Safety
Sasha McLean, Executive Director of Archway Academy
Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)

Breakout B – Research
Andy Finch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University &
Lori Holleran Steiker, Ph.D.
UT Regents & Distinguished Professor
The University of Texas at Austin
Call to Action for fellow school leaders

Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

Noon-1:30pm
LUNCH
ARS Membership Meeting &
Awards Luncheon

Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

1:45pm-3:00pm
Breakout A – Therapeutic Strategies
David Chastain, Ph.D., CSCA
Assistant Professor
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)
Large Room

Breakout B – Accessing National Resources via Online Platforms
Chris Hart, SR4
Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center) Conference Room

Breakout C – Student Leadership
Sarah Nerad, Director of Recovery, The Ohio State University
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

3:15pm-5:00 WHOLE GROUP

Welcome Back
KEYNOTE: Rear Admiral, Pete Delany, PhD, LCSW-C
White House Office of National Drug Control Strategy, special advisor in the Office of Data, Research, and Analysis
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

6:00pm-9:00pm Recovery Concert
Strange Brew Concert and BBQ

 

Thursday June 23rd

6:30am
YOGA poolside Hampton Inn

8:00am-10:00am
BREAKFAST
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

8:45am-10:00am
The World of Alternative Peer Groups (APG’s)

Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

10:00am – 10:15am BREAK

10:15am-Noon BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout A – The World of Alternative Peer Groups (APG’s)
-Deeper Dive
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

Breakout B – CRP’s and RHS Collaboration
Roger Oser, Principal William J. Ostiguy Recovery Hgih Schools &
Sierra Castedo-Rogers, Director Students in Recovery, University of Texas, Austin

Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)
Large Room

Noon-1:30pm
LUNCH
Oldtimers’ Panel – Hosted by Ivana Grahovac, Executive Director of Austin Recovery, Special Guest Panelists
Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)
Large Room

1:45pm-3:00pm
Breakout A – Healthy Schools
Adam Sud and Rebecca Stone, Fulbright Scholar

Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center)
Large Room

Breakout B – Board Development and Fundraising
Lynn Sherman
Location: Center for Students in Recovery (Football Stadium, directly across from UT Alumni Center) Conference Room

Breakout C – Research
Dr. Glaudet, University of Houston
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

3:15pm-5:00pm WHOLE GROUP

Welcome Back
KEYNOTE: How to Create a Recovery High School
Hosted by: Hugh Guill, (New Schools Coordinator, ARS)
Expert Panel
Location: Alumni Center, Ballroom

5pm – 5:15pm
CONFERENCE CLOSES

Print the Agenda

PDF Version of 2016 ARS Conference Agenda

Call for Presentations

Presenting at this years conference? Click the button below to submit your presentation information.

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Member Price$150
Non-Member Price$200
Student Price$50

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Become an ARS Member TODAY!

Become a member TODAY and save on conference registration fees. Also, be sure to check out what other perks ARS members have.

Conference Alternative Hotels
Name Price Per Night
for 1 Queen bed
Price Per Night
for 2 beds
Price Per Night for
1 King Bed
Distance from
conference
building
**These prices are based on the hotel’s
sites. You might be able to get deals on
booking sites.
DoubleTree
Suites by
Hotel Hilton
Austin
Not available 171-229 179-239 1.0
Super 8 Austin
Downtown
Capitol Area
Not available 90 Not Available 1.1
Rodeway Inn 70 – not many left 70 70 1.0
La Quinta Inn
Austin-Capitol
n/a 139 149 1.0

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The 2016 ARS Conference will be in Austin, TX at:

University of Texas Alumni Center

Austin, TX

Hotel Reservations

Attending the 2016 ARS Conference? Special room rates have been arranged for this event: 2 QUEEN BEDS NONSMOKING and KING BED NONSMOKING rates are from 179.00/night.

Join us for the ARS Pre-Conference Event
June 21st, 6pm-9pm Stateside Theater in Austin, TX
For a Sneak Preview of the groundbreaking documentary, Generation Found which will be followed by a key discussion panel with guest speakers who were featured in the film as well as national youth recovery advocates.
To purchase a ticket, please go to the link below:

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