About

We are a team of experienced professionals dedicated to creating and providing learning opportunities through our research, training and consultation that inspire, challenge, and motivate practitioners toward exceptional, empirically informed and effective recovery-oriented care.

Mission

Support recovery for individuals affected by mental illness and substance use disorders by providing training, research and consultation that inspires, challenges, and motivates practitioners toward exceptional, empirically informed and effective recovery-oriented care.

Our Vision

We create the highest quality, inspired, enthusiastic, and skilled workforce dedicated to providing excellent recovery oriented care to individuals affected by mental illness and substance use disorders

Location

We are housed within the School of Social work at 1404 Gortner Avenue, 170 Peters Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108.

December 13 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Current Health Perspectives on the Legalization of Cannabis

The debate continues over medical marijuana and broadly legalizing its use among adults.  There are several public health questions about the potential medicinal benefits and health harms associated with legalization.  Attendees will learn about current research on cannabis, including issues pertaining to risk for mental illness and impact of the drug on brain development.  The presenter will also address several specific arguments in the cannabis legalization debate. Learn More

January 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Vaping and the Developing Brain: How big tobacco is capitalizing on adolescent brain development and what health professionals can do about it

Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, MD, FAAP Friday, January 10,2020 Noon. – 1pm With 1 in 5 Minnesota high school students reporting e-cigarette use in the prior month, health care professionals caring for them must understand the short and long-term impact on the adolescent and young adult brain. This… Learn More