By Renee Salyers, Regional Administrator
Our WestCare Tennessee team was proud to attend the three-day TARPCON 2021 conference in December presented by the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP). The conference was well attended by recovery court staff across the state. Our team really connected with the message of the opening day’s keynote speaker, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, who presented on “Creating a Healing Forest: The Entire Community as the Recovery Center.” This presentation expressed the need for greater collaboration between providers, drug courts, community
providers, concerned citizens, employers, faith-based organizations, longtime members of the recovery community, and more to create a more equitable continuum of care for individuals in need of care. After three amazing days of presentations, our team came back with many new tools and resources and have already begun putting them to use for those that we serve!