This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Mark your calendars for our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast! RSVPs required. Call 208-883-1045 or email this address to RSVP. Last years event was very full, with 250 attendees. Support the center, and have an inspiring breakfast learning about local recovery efforts. You can’t beat that! Contact us today!

Are you a vet? Help us reach out to area veterans! We’re trying to start some veteran specific coaching programs, and support groups. If you can help, plan to attend our informational meeting on 2/27 at either 11 or noon in the Clearwater Rm of the UI Commons. See you there!

Have you heard Recovery Radio on KRFP FM? Thursdays, 1pm. Or podcast on your favorite service anytime.

Here’s our February calendar. https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

Just ‘cuz it’s a snow day at ALMOST all the schools (We’re lookin’ at YOU, U of I!) doesn’t mean a day off from helping people recover from addictions and mental health issues. It’s a full week here!

Mark your calendars for our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast! RSVPs required. Call 208-883-1045 or email this address to RSVP. Last years event was very full, with 250 attendees. Support the center, and have an inspiring breakfast learning about local recovery efforts. You can’t beat that! Contact us today!

Are you a vet? Help us reach out to area veterans! We’re trying to start some veteran specific coaching programs, and support groups. If you can help, plan to attend our informational meeting on 2/27 at either 11 or noon in the Clearwater Rm of the UI Commons. See you there!

Have you heard Recovery Radio on KRFP FM? Thursdays, 1pm. Or podcast on your favorite service anytime.

Write for You’s latest writing prompt: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/02/11/write-for-you-a-big-fat-pen/

Here’s our February calendar. https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

This Month at the Latah Recovery Center

The latest prompt from Write for You: About That Groundhog. https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/02/04/write-for-you-about-that-groundhog/

February Calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/february-2019-at-the-latah-recovery-center.pdf

I am excited to announce the Region 2 Behavioral Health Board, in partnership with Public Health-Idaho North Central District, has scheduled a FREE Train the Trainer course for the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Region 2. This training will take place on April 22-23, 2019 at the Lewiston Public Health Department. These will be two full day trainings, ​full participation is required to become a certified SFP trainer.
The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for high-risk families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. More information can be found on their website: https://www.strengtheningfamiliesprogram.org/index.html
If you are interested in becoming a Strengthening Families Program facilitator, please fill out this registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFPREG
Please share this information with your colleagues.
Kind regards, ​
Sharlene Johnson, CPS
Regional Prevention Coordinator | Partnerships for Success
sjohnson@phd2.Idaho.gov (208)-816-3143

This Week at the Latah Recovery Center

The LRC is reaching out to help area veterans by setting up some support and coaching groups. Informational meeting 2/27 11 AND noon at UI Clearwater Rm. Please see the attachment to find out more.

The latest writing prompt from Write for You: https://latahrecoverycenter.org/2019/01/28/write-for-you-take-a-seat/

We are still looking for a few more table captains to help at our March 6, 7am fundraising breakfast. Our goal is to have 40 table captains, and we currently have 31. Desired qualifications:
A. Have friends?
B. Like to eat breakfast?
C. Can you roll out of bed in time for a 7am breakfast?
Answer yes to A and B? You are qualified to help! (We KNOW you can do C…)Contact Darrell at this email address to find out how.

Here’s our calendar:
https://latahrecoverycenter.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/January-2019-at-the-Latah-Recovery-Center.pdf

Write for You: Take a Seat

by Nancy Casey

Sometimes we sit to rest. Sometimes we sit and work. We sit on things and under them. We sit beside people and other living things. We sit straight. We slouch. Today, write about some of the places or situations you can imagine yourself sitting.

Set up your page first. Draw a line at the top where the title will go. Set aside some space for an illustration—even if you don’t consider yourself an “artist.” Drawing or doodling will offer an opportunity for your mind to relax and make the most of the ideas that rustle around in your mind while you are writing—even the ideas you never write down.

Chances are you are sitting down to do your writing. You could begin by describing where and how you are sitting right now. Or you can imagine other places you could be sitting. Where do you like to sit?

Can you imagine yourself sitting with someone? A friend? A character from a book? A person who no longer walks the earth?

How do you like to sit? Do you curl one or both legs under you? Plant your feet on the floor? Cross your ankles? Lean back into pillows or a soft chair? Would you rather sit on the floor? Would you rather sit outside or inside?

If you could sit anywhere, real or imagined, where would that place be? What would you see from that spot—buildings, bicycles, flowers, frying pans, someone you know? What would you hear? What would you be wearing?

Where have you sat in the past? Is there a place where you used to sit often? Is there anywhere you will never sit again? What do you remember about sitting in these places?

Write anything at all about your sitting self. You can write the full truth as you remember it, or you can write something entirely made up.

Maybe your writing will come out like a list, or series of sentences that begin something like, “I would sit…” Perhaps you will have so much to say about one particular place to sit that you will fill up the whole page describing it.

However your writing comes out, add some kind of doodle or illustration to the page. Often, while you are drawing, a good title will occur to you. Make sure the date is on the page somewhere, too. Here is an example of what a person could write.

You can share what you have written by posting it as a comment below. You can type in your work. Or post a picture of it.


Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. Sometimes she teaches writing classes at the Recovery Center. You can find more of her work here. She offers (free!) writing help to anyone in recovery. This can be for any kind of writing project—resumes, letters, stories novels—email latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for more information.