Generation Found Screening and Panel Discussion

A Story of Recovery and Hope

Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
Quick Center for the Arts

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About the Event

“Generation Found” is a documentary that chronicles addiction among youth today and how to support life after addiction. Set in Houston, the film tells the story of how one community overcome by addiction was able to create a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups and collegiate recovery programs to support the children and families who have experienced addiction.

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Fairfield University Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and Collegiate Recovery Program.

For more information about the screening and panel discussion please contact pr@fairfield.edu.

Panel Moderator

John Hamilton
CEO, Recovery Network of Programs

John Hamilton, RNP’s Chief Executive Officer, has worked in the field of addiction prevention and treatment since 1981, and holds licenses in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, John serves on the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Steering Committee of the Clinical Trials Network and is Chair of the Community Treatment Provider (CTP) Policy Committee.

John also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board and is on the Executive Board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Vice President of the Board of Directors for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP), Chair for the CTP of Fairfield County, and is actively involved in community prevention councils in Fairfield County. John presents locally and internationally on a variety of topics and is considered an expert in the field of addiction treatment and prevention.

Panel Members

Chase
Student, Fairfield University

Chase is a senior at Fairfield University, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Information Systems. He will graduate in December of 2017. Chase has been clean and sober for 13 months. His hobbies include surfing and snowboarding. Chase’s favorite part about being in the Recovery House at Fairfield is that it has provided him with a safe and supportive environment that aids him in successfully reaching his goals while maintaining his sobriety. It also gives him the opportunity to build and connect with other people in recovery so he does not feel alone in his journey.

Drew
Student, Fairfield University

Drew is a senior at Fairfield University, majoring in Computer Engineering. He will graduate in December of 2017. Drew has been clean and sober for a year and a half. His hobbies include working out, meditating and playing various sports, including basketball, lacrosse, hockey and skiing. Drew enjoys living in the Recovery House at Fairfield University because he is with a group of people that he knows he can trust, and as a result, does not worry about being lonely in recovery.

Virginia Kelly, PhD
Author and Professor of Counselor Education, Fairfield University

Dr. Kelly has been a counselor educator since 1993, and began teaching at Farifield University in the fall of 2001. Throughout her career, she has taught in CACREP-accredited doctoral and master's level programs. In the counselor education department at Fairfield University Dr. Kelly generally teaches: Theories of Counseling and Psycholtherapy, Research Methodology, Lifespan Human Development and several of the school counseling courses.

Lisa Arnold, MFT, LADC
Clinical Coordinator of the Collegiate Recovery Program, Fairfield University

Lisa Arnold, MFT and LADC, graduated from University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and from Fairfield University with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2001, she became licensed in Alcohol and Drug Counseling through the State of CT. She has twenty one years of experience working with addiction, in various treatment venues including detox, rehab, extended care facilities and hospitals, as well as in the higher education setting.

Lisa is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the Collegiate Recovery Program at Fairfield University and the Recovery House at Fairfield University, where she has been employed for the last fifteen years. She is a member of the CRP Advisory Board, which is responsible for opening up the first Recovery House on a college campus in Connecticut, and the first amongst Jesuit universities across the country.

Theresa Conroy, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing Alumni and Three term State Representative

Theresa Conroy, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is an alumna of the Fairfield University School of Nursing. She is actively working as an APRN and completed her third term in the State Legislature in 2016. Theresa was the leader on creating policy to combat the opioid epidemic and served in key positions in the legislature. She remains involved at the State and local level on policy issues related to the addiction crisis. Theresa was and remains a powerful advocate for APRNs and making certain that they have the opportunity to work to the full scope of their practice.