May FAC Monthly Meeting

We have an amazing guest speaker and fellow Mobilizer, Michelle Kavouras! Michelle's session will delve into the sensitive and often overlooked topic of having a loved one who struggles with drug use, particularly when children are present in the household.

Through open dialogue and deep discussion, participants will explore alternative approaches embracing understanding, empathy, and practical solutions to support their loved ones while preventing further harm to the family unit. 

Once you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting!
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Here's more about Michelle:

Michelle Kavouras, based in Sitka, Alaska, is a Nationally Certified Peer Specialist. With over eight years of recognized expertise, Michelle is renowned for her advocacy as a peer doula in Chicago, championing the rights of parents and pregnant individuals contending with healthcare issues due to their current or past history of substance use. She also leads efforts to educate healthcare professionals on combating stigma within the healthcare system.

Recently, Michelle shared her personal journey of facing discrimination within the healthcare system, alongside strategies to enhance care practices for parents who use substances. Her contributions have been highlighted in notable publications, including pieces on peer recovery doulas and addressing the stigma surrounding pregnant people with opioid use disorder. Additionally, Michelle has shared her insights on various podcasts, delving into topics such as peer support services for pregnant and postpartum patients. With her extensive experience and dedication to harm reduction, Michelle continues to raise awareness of the barriers and lack of appropriate care offered to people who use.

Event Details

May 07, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Zoom (link will be sent once you RSVP)
39 RSVPs
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event_description: We have an amazing guest speaker and fellow Mobilizer, Michelle Kavouras! Michelles session will delve into the sensitive and often overlooked topic of having a loved one who struggles with drug use, particularly when children are present in the household.Through open dialogue and deep discussion, participants will explore alternative approaches embracing understanding, empathy, and practical solutions to support their loved ones while preventing further harm to the family unit. Once you RSVP, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting!(click Add to Calendar under Event Details to save to your calendar)Heres more about Michelle:Michelle Kavouras, based in Sitka, Alaska, is a Nationally Certified Peer Specialist. With over eight years of recognized expertise, Michelle is renowned for her advocacy as a peer doula in Chicago, championing the rights of parents and pregnant individuals contending with healthcare issues due to their current or past history of substance use. She also leads efforts to educate healthcare professionals on combating stigma within the healthcare system.Recently, Michelle shared her personal journey of facing discrimination within the healthcare system, alongside strategies to enhance care practices for parents who use substances. Her contributions have been highlighted in notable publications, including pieces on peer recovery doulas and addressing the stigma surrounding pregnant people with opioid use disorder. Additionally, Michelle has shared her insights on various podcasts, delving into topics such as peer support services for pregnant and postpartum patients. With her extensive experience and dedication to harm reduction, Michelle continues to raise awareness of the barriers and lack of appropriate care offered to people who use.

This event ended on May 07, 2024