PracticeWise Announces Key Additions To Operations And Marketing Teams

INDIALANTIC, Fla., 11 September 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) – PracticeWise, a behavioral health company that helps those who are in the business of helping others lead better lives, announced the recent addition of Alex Dietrich as Business Operations Specialist and Elizabeth Counsman as Marketing Manager.

Alex joins the PracticeWise team as its new Business Operations Specialist. He has a very diverse technical background and is currently pursuing degrees in both IT and Computer Science at Indian River State College. With experience coding in multiple programming languages including C++, Ruby, Python, and JavaScript, he has a strong passion of all things technical and would rather be working on a computer than doing just about anything else.

Elizabeth comes to PracticeWise with a diverse educational background including a B.S. in Communication from the Florida Institute of Technology, an M.A in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University, and a J.D. from the Stetson University College of Law. She has served in a variety of roles and companies leveraging her unique blend of marketing, communications, and legal backgrounds. She also currently serves as the Communications Chair for the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

Bryan J. Stewart, PracticeWise chief executive officer, stated, “We are very excited to welcome Alex and Elizabeth to the growing PracticeWise family. They both bring a great set of skills, experiences, and fresh perspectives to PracticeWise. Adding them to the team will help us to continue to serve our customers and begin to tell our story in new and compelling ways in order to help more children and families struggling with behavioral health challenges to live their best lives possible.”

About PracticeWise

Founded in 2004, PracticeWise helps those who are in the business of helping others lead better lives. We prioritize and deliver the best available evidence to enable behavioral health providers and the systems they work in to be as efficient and effective as possible by helping them to know what to use when based on knowledge and context. PracticeWise provides training, tools, and resources that help individuals working with children and families to help kids get better faster. PracticeWise helps those who are in the business of helping others lead better lives. Find more information about how PracticeWise is serving and shaping the future of behavioral health, visit www.practicewise.com.

AHP Launches Revised Wrap Book for Veterans and People in Active Service

Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States ( PR Submission Site ) – Human Potential Press (HPP), the publishing arm of Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) today announced the launch of an update to the 2007 book Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Veterans and People in the Military. The brand-new publication, Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military in Transition, is now available for preorder and will begin shipping August 17, 2018.

As WRAP’s customer base of individuals, facilitators, trainers, and organizations continues to grow, so has a need for evolving materials. WRAP for Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military in Transition has new information and tools specifically for the needs of active duty military members, Veterans, and reservists. Supported by the key concepts, values, and framework of WRAP, this book addresses major issues experienced by today’s Veterans and service members, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), substance use, trauma, homelessness, and suicide.

“WRAP for Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military in Transition applies recognized principles and practices to challenges and situations unique to members of the armed forces,” comments Mary Jaffe, WRAP Business Manager. “Veterans and service members using WRAP have reported experiencing better overall physical and mental health, reduced use of substances, better pain management, improved sleep, and lower levels of stress, among other benefits.”

WRAP for Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military in Transition presents a proven process to help individuals improve the quality of their lives by incorporating wellness strategies into daily life both during and after military service. This book now features important framing information about how Veterans and people on active duty in the military can use WRAP; real-life stories from Veterans and active military personnel, including women Veterans and people of color; information on transitioning to civilian life after military service; and a dedicated section that directs Veterans to additional resources.

A new foreword from U.S. Army Veteran and Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, Robert M. Leavy, Former Spc. ARMY 13B, provides readers with an introduction to WRAP from someone who has shared many of the same challenges. “Using WRAP doesn’t mean I have all my issues fixed—it just means that I acknowledge them, and I am taking action by facing them with a plan,” says Leavy. “Putting a spotlight on your problems, bringing them into the light, and facing them head-on is the only way to have power over them. WRAP has taught me how to live the healthiest life I possibly can by giving me the tools to face those issues instead of letting them run my life.”

WRAP is used around the world as a powerful process anyone can use to get well, stay well, and make their life the way they want it to be. Originally developed in 1997 by a group of people who were working to overcome their own mental health challenges, WRAP is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances and by healthcare and mental health systems all over the world to address a variety of physical, mental health, and life issues.

AHP acquired the full line of WRAP and Recovery Books products in July 2016, including 30+ books, manuals, curricula, and other educational products on wellness and recovery, along with websites, a mobile app, and elearning curricula.

Updates to many products in the WRAP catalog of books, recordings, and other products will be rolled out through 2018 and beyond. WRAP recently unveiled the first substantive update in 20 years to its flagship Wellness Action Recovery Plan (WRAP) or “Red Book.” WRAP has also undergone a branding revival, resulting in a fresh new identity for this product line. The WRAP community will also see this new identity throughout WRAP communications, including the email newsletter, website, online bookstore, and social media presence.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military in Transition is available for immediate preorder at www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com. The new books will ship by August 17, 2018.

For more information about Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or to schedule an interview or presentation on WRAP, contact Linda Wolf, Senior Marketing Manager, at 978-261-1401 or lwolf@ahpnet.com.

2019 North American Cannabis Summit Call for Proposals is Open – Submissions will be accepted through September 14, 2018

The call for proposals for the 2019 Summit is now open through September 14, 2018.

Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States ( PR Submission Site ) 13 July 2018  – The 2019 Summit seeks a variety of perspectives across the many entities affected by rapidly changing laws and attitudes about cannabis across North America. Professionals in research, policy, public health, public safety, or regulation are invited to submit abstracts to share experience and ideas as well as compelling data about how changing cannabis policy has affected the field. Under the overarching themes of public health, health disparities, and health equity in policy and practice, as well as continuing the focus on the science of cannabis and best practices in governance, the 2019 Summit will offer six tracks:

  • Public safety
  • Prevention and education
  • Emerging research and epidemiological data
  • Governance, federal law, and emerging policy
  • Health effects
  • Regulatory issues

Proposals should appeal to the expected attendees, which will include state and local policy representatives (local, jurisdictional, tribal, or federal), as well as research, prevention, treatment, and regulatory professionals charged with the oversight of medical and/or adult-use cannabis markets or programs.

For specific topics of interest for submissions within the six tracks, please visit the 2019 Summit website at www.northamericancannabissummit.org.

The sponsors of the 2019 Summit are Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.; the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP); the California Department of Public Health; the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs; and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to plan the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit.

The preliminary agenda is now available, as are the proceedings from the 2017 National Cannabis Summit. An early-bird registration fee is available to anyone who registers for the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit by August 31, 2018.

To register or for more information, go to www.northamericancannabissummit.org.