Hidden in Plain Sight
About The Exhibit
Tyler Lybert started drinking in sixth grade. By the time he was 16, he tried marijuana, prescription pills and became addicted to heroin.
There were warning signs his parents missed. Tyler is now working to make sure other parents know where to look. He and his mother, Sandi Lybert, created the Hidden in Plain Sight room. It’s a model bedroom that showcases at least 60 warning signs of drug abuse. Some signs, like High Times, a marijuana magazine, are obvious. Others are so subtle that parents may not know they could be danger signs. "People and kids are getting smart enough to hide things in plain sight. So you won’t even look for them, even though they’re right there," Tyler Lybert said. Kids are now hiding drugs inside everyday items. What looks like air freshener or even a battery might be a warning sign. Sandi Lybert said she saw some of the warning signs in Tyler but tried to ignore them."I was the parent that didn’t want to go through the room. I was scared what I was going to find. And then if I found something -- then I’d have to do something about it. And back then, I didn’t know where to go," she said.
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The addicted brain workshop with Tim Hilton - june 7
UC Berkeley researchers recently released findings that could be critical to understanding the addicted brain. The team led by Jordan Wallis, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, examined how activity in two specific areas of the brain affects our ability to make decisions; decisions which may be impaired in the brain of an addict. Offered courtesy of and in partnership with Bradford Health Services. Fall Date to be announced.
WSF Wants to Help Save a Generation of Arkansans
Saving a Generation - May 17
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – There is a new face to drug addiction. In many cases, people around us are suffering without others even realizing. Special Agent for the DEA Stan Jones said, reflecting on the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, “At some point, if this doesn’t stop, we will lose a significant part of a generation of people.”
Happening Thursday, May 17, 2018, THV11 is hosting an event at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock with a special-edition screening of "Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction," a THV11 Special Presentation.
Additionally, the evening, made possible by Bradford Health Services, will include a panel discussion moderated by THV11 anchor Laura Monteverdi with a number of key players in the fight to end the opioid crisis in the state and beyond. Any donations collected at the event will benefit Wolfe Street Foundation to fund their upcoming youth programming initiatives.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy hors d’evours by Black Swan Catering ahead of the program beginning at 7 p.m. A number of organizations will be set up outside the theater in “Resource Row” as representatives share what they’re doing in the battle against opioid addiction and the road to recovery. The event is free but sold out.
About the film:
After months of production, the project led by THV11 anchor Laura Monteverdi looks at the drug addiction crisis in Arkansas. She has a personal connection to the epidemic, which she shares in the documentary-esque news program. Monteverdi said, "These are stories I wish I didn’t have to share, but I know I need to and I have the platform to do it. I pray it changes lives." In 2016, Centers for Disease Control reported that 64,000 people died of drug overdose in the United States. More than 400 were right here in Arkansas. While the statistics can be staggering, there is hope. From Nashville, Tennessee to Lubbock, Texas, to areas all around the state, Monteverdi, photojournalist Bre Conyers, and the THV11 team look at the problem and what’s being done in the fight for a solution in the emotional, hard-hitting short film.
To see more on THV11’s “Saving A Generation,” visit www.thv11.com/saving.
Hour of Power Family Workshop - April 28
Join us at Wolfe Street Center for this annual workshop for families. The Happy Hour group will lead an open roundtable discussion for families and those impacted by alcoholism. This event will be held upstairs at WSC from 2 - 4 pm. No registration is required. Refreshments served.
Wolfe Street Foundation Annual Meeting - January 20
Join us at Wolfe Street Center upstairs on Saturday morning, January 20 for breakfast and a discussion about what happened in 2017 and where we are headed in 2018 and beyond. The annual meeting begins at 8 am with breakfast. At 9 am sharp, we will welcome new board members and officers as well as share noteworthy highlights from 2017.
Columbus Lincoln Abrams, Jr. Memorial service - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Join us at Wolfe Street Center upstairs Sunday from 2 - 4 pm for a special memorial service honoring Columbus A. Commited to making the world a better place, Columbus practiced a special 'telephone ministry' for thousands and thousands of alcoholics celebrating sober anniversaries. It is estimated that at the time of his passing, Columbus called approximately 15,000 people per year to wish them well on their special day. Family, friends are all loved ones are invited to attend to honor a man of selfless service and lasting legacy. Dessert is provided. For more information click here.
1-Day Fall contemplative retreat - saturday, November 4, 2017
Twice a year the Arkansas House of Prayer offers 1-day retreats for those seeking insight on meditation and contemplation. This fall's event will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock on November 4th. The afternoon session will be led by Dr. Nicholas Cole who will discuss the practice of Centering Prayer as a way of practicing the 11th Step. The Arkansas House of Prayer invites everyone in the local AA and related fellowships to attend. Dr. Cole is a director at Contemplative Outreach and is seasoned working in recovery circles. Register and review the full day of content here.
The Church's Role in Recovery - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017, when St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will present a free half day seminar from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. From 9 am to Noon, the seminar will feature the Rev. Stuart Hoke, former assistant rector at St. Mark’s, former rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, adjunct professor at General Seminary in New York City, who pioneered a tremendously successful course of study on the Church’s role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness. Call WSF at 501.372.5662 or contact Joanna Siebert at email@example.com for more information.
Mindfest - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Join us for MindFest on Saturday, October 20th from 11:00 am to 5 pm at the River Market in Little Rock to learn more about mental health. When you or someone you know is diagnosed with a mental illness, it’s often difficult to know where to start. How serious is it? Will it get better? Where can I find help?
The stigma surrounding mental health can even make it easier to do nothing. We don’t believe that anyone should needlessly suffer because of their mental health and we want to help give you access to any and all of the many resources available in Central Arkansas.
Even if you don’t feel that you’re affected by mental illness, come out and learn how you can improve your mental health!
There will be a mental health fair with vendors from all areas of mental health- from treatment providers, social workers, and therapists, to local artists, mindfulness groups, and state-of-the-art research. We’ll also have fun activities and games for all ages, as well as prizes and giveaways, live music, and food trucks! Bring your friends and family and come help us celebrate mental health! More information can be found at https://www.mindcoalition.org/festival/
Mental Health First Aid - Saturday, September 30, 2017
Harbor City Health and Wellness, LLC will be hosting Mental Health First Aid on Saturday, September 28, 2017 @ 9 am in Pine Bluff. The course is worth 8 CEU's for professionals and a wealth of knowledge for everyday citizens. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovery Jam 2017 - September 26, 2017
This community awareness event will increase the public’s knowledge about substance abuse, mental health disorders, treatment, and recovery. The Recovery Jam includes music by Integrity and other artists, dancing, food, and fun as well as information on recovery services in Arkansas and evidence why treatment works.
Location: Little Rock River Market Pavillion
400 President Clinton Drive
Little Rock, AR 72203
Sponsored by: BCD, Inc. Hoover Treatment Center,
For More Information Contact: Sandra Mitchell
501-663-7221 Ext. 1
The Family Afterwards Part 2-Saturday, September 16, 2017
Join us at Wolfe Street Center for the second part of a workshop series for families. The Happy Hour group will lead an open roundtable discussion for families and those impacted by alcoholism. This event will be held upstairs at WSC from 2 pm until 4 pm. No registration is required. Refreshments served.
Faith Network Summit- Saturday, September 9, 2017
Wolfe Street Foundation is participating in a collaborative community event entitled Emotional Wellness - What Can the Faith Community Do? by hosting a round-table on Saturday, September 9 at University Park. Lunch is free for the first 150 participants. Register here.
Our House Health & Wellness Day - Sept. 9, 2017
Our House, a comprehensive program for the working homeless, is teaming up with local healthcare and health-conscious organizations to provide a day of family fun, education, and healthy living for its residents and low income families in the community. The Our House Health and Wellness Day will be held Saturday, September 9th, from 10 am to 2 pm on the Our House campus, located at 302 E. Roosevelt in Little Rock.
internat'l overdose awareness day- August 31, 2017
The William Christian Doerhoff Memorial Foundation, the Arkansas Drug Director, the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, Recovery Centers of Arkansas and Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas would like to invite you to attend our International Drug Overdose Awareness Day-Rally on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol Building at 500 Woodlane Street, in Little Rock Arkansas. Our rally is scheduled from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on 31 August, 2017 with the State Drug Director speaking, among others, and will conclude with a “cell phone – light” vigil to the reading of the “Peace Prayer of St. Frances”.