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The Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives was designed to promote and provide innovative, state-of-the-art services aimed at creating wellness and recovery for individuals with and organizations serving persons with special needs. The institute offers training, workshops, educational opportunities. Through their many activities, they assist organizations in developing a workforce and service system grounded in a recovery and wellness orientation, and help individuals pursue their own paths towards wellness.   The Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives provides innovative, state of the art services aimed at creating and enhancing wellness and recovery.  The monthly Words of Wellness newsletter and their website, features valuable information and resources, including details about educational events to help people to achieve and maintain wellness.  The institute's annual Wellness Conference is the premier wellness and recovery education event in New Jersey, and consistently attracts participants from many other states.  The institute provides a range of outreach services, including keynotes and presentations at conferences, half- and full-day seminars, and individually tailored consultations. Practical technical assistance supports social services and mental health service organizations in incorporating and enhancing wellness, recovery, peer-operated services, and empowerment philosophy, principles and practices.

Words of Wellness Newsletter (June 2013)

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