Family Excellence, Inc. - Reaching Dreams, Strengthening Families, Building Legacies
Events and Trainings
UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS & TRAININGS:
 
 
September 27, 2016
James is scheduled to present at the Center of Excellence in Greenville on De-escalation and Personal Safety.  This is a closed training.
 
September 29, 2016
James is scheduled to present on Grief to Gratitude (Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement in recovery) in Walterboro, SC.  This is an open training.
 
October 6-7, 2016
James Campbell will be co-facilitating the South Carolina Leadership Academy alongside Jeff Georgi of Duke University.  This is a closed training.
 
October 21, 2016
James Campbell will be presenting at the McLeod Center in Charlotte on Adolescence and Families in Recovery.  This is an OPEN training.
 
November 02, 2016
James Campbell will be presenting as a part of the Carolinas Conference.  This is an OPEN training.
 
November 03, 2016
James Campbell will be presenting on the Power of Positive Recovery at the Center of Excellence.
This is an OPEN training.
 
December 14, 2016
James will be presenting at Epworth Children's Home on Re-creation: De-stressing in a Stressed Out World.
This is a closed training.
 
December 15, 2016
James will be presenting Mindful Practice and Self-care at the Center of Excellence in Greenville, SC.
This is an OPEN training.
 
 
 
 
 
PAST TRAININGS and Events:
 
 
September 2016
 
September 16
James Campbell presented alongside Neil Sondov on the subject of Men's Need for Mentors Across the Lifespan at the Center of Excellence in Greenville, SC. 
 
August 2016
James Campbell presented to Richland County School District 1 in Columbia, SC on Worlds Apart:  What Works in Adolescent Education and Why. 
 
James presented to the Sullivan Center on De-escalation:  Keeping Calm in the Chaos. 
 
James presented at the Center of Excellence in Greenville on De-escalation and Personal Safety.
 
July 2016
James Campbell presented at Pickens Behavioral Health Services in Pickens, SC on De-escalation and Personal Safety.
 
James presented at the Texas Behavioral Health Institute in Austin, TX on Holistic Recovery and Effective Adolescent Treatment.
 
James presented at the 2016 Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services on Holistic Recovery, Engaging the Arts in Treatment, and Engaging Families in Treatment.
 
James Campbell presented a three-day session on Effective Adolescent Treatment at the NC Summer School NCFADS at UNC Wilmington, NC.
 
 
June 2016
James Campbell presented at The Forrester Center in Spartanburg, SC on Experiential Techniques in Treatment.
 
James Campbell co-facilitated the South Carolina Leadership Academy alongside Jeff Georgi of Duke University.
 
May 2016
James Campbell presented on Marital Myths and Real Relationships at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville, SC.
 
James Campbell presented on the De-escalation and Self-regulation at Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, SC.
 
James Campbell presented on the Family Engagement and Therapy and on Effective Group Therapy Techniques at the Forrester Center in Spartanburg.
 
 
April 2016
James Campbell presented at Shoreline Behavioral Health Services in Conway, SC on Experiential Techniques in Treatment.
 
James Campbell co-facilitated the South Carolina Leadership Academy alongside Jeff Georgi of Duke University.
 
James Campbell presented on the Power of Positive Recovery at the Forrester Center in Spartanburg.
 
James Campbell presented on Addiction and Recovery Following Disaster Response at the Center of Excellence in Greenville, SC.
 
 
February 2016
James Campbell co-facilitated the South Carolina Leadership Academy alongside Jeff Georgi of Duke University.
James Campbell presented at the Center of Excellence in Greenville on De-escalation and Personal Safety.
 
January 2016
James Campbell will be working with the adolescent team at the Forrester Center in Spartanburg, SC regarding their adolescent services.
Family Excellence, Inc. will be sponsoring an essay contest at Calhoun Academy of the Arts in Anderson, SC.
James Campbell will be presenting at the Center of Excellence in Greenville on De-escalation and Personal Safety.
 
 
December 2015
James Campbell will be presenting on De-escalation at Epworth Children's Home.
James Campbell will be presenting in Barnwell, SC on Working Effectively with Adolescents.
November, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting at the Carolinas Conference in Morganton, NC on the Power of Positive Recovery.
James Campbell will be presenting at the 2015 SCAADC Conference in North Charleston, SC.
September, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting at William S. Hall in Columbia, SC on both Rational Behavior Therapy and Mindful Practice in Treatment.
August, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting at to teachers in Greenville County at MT Anderson on Adolescent Development and Its Implications for Effective Education.
James Campbell will be presenting to the US Probation Conference on addiction and recovery.
James Campbell will be presenting at the 2015 Kentucky School of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies in Louisville, Kentucky on Engaging Families in Treatment and on Building Agency Buy-in for Recovery.
James Campbell will be presenting at William S. Hall in Columbia, SC on both Why Recovery is Difficult and What Can Be Done About It and on De-escalation.
James Campbell will be presenting at the 2015 Georgia School of Addiction Studies in Savannah, GA on both Holistic Recovery and also on Adolescent Development.
July, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting on Adolescent Development and Its Implications for Treatment at Rutgers in New Brunswick, NJ on Adolescent Development and Its Treatment Implications.
July 23, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting on Increasing Community Buy-In for Programs and Services at the Center for Excellence in Greenville, SC.
There are currently essay contests underway at Calhoun Academy of the Arts, Glenview Middle School, TL Hanna, Westside High School, and group homes and residential facilities throughout Greenville, SC.
January 22, 2015
James Campbell will be presenting on Mindful Practice in Addictions Treatment at the Center for Excellence in Greenville, SC.
January 13, 2014
James Campbell will be facilitated a Writing to Recover workshop at Magnolia Counseling Services in Taylors, SC from 6:30 pm-9:00 p. The total cost was $40 for the evening and covered the cost for the workshop, all materials and light refreshments for the evening. There was a maximum of twelve participants. Space was limited; so please email me at jamescampbell@familyexcellence.net with any questions or to register for our next night of growth and healing!
December 9, 2014
James Campbell facilitated a Writing to Recover workshop at Magnolia Counseling Services in Taylors, SC from 7 pm-9:30 p. The total cost was $40 for the evening and cover the cost for the workshop, all materials and light refreshments for the evening. There will be a maximum of twelve participants. Space is limited; so please email me at jamescampbell@familyexcellence.net with any questions or to register for this night of growth and healing!
November 15-17
James Campbell presentied on Why Recovery Is Difficult and What Can Be Done About It and Working Alliance and the Power of Relationship at the SCAADAC conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
November 5, 2014
James Campbell presented at the Carolinas Conference in Morganton, NC on Adolescent Development and its Implications for Treatment.
September 29, 2014
James Campbell presented at the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors in Seattle, WA on Addictions and Adolescent Treatment.
September 12, 2014
James Campbell will be presenting on Mental Health in Disaster Response to the Society of Healthcare Emergency Response at the South Carolina Hospital Association in Columbia, SC,
September 10, 2014
James Campbell will be presenting on the Risk and Resiliency Checklist at the Center for Excellence in Greenville, SC,
August 21, 2014 
James Campbell will be presenting on the Biology of Addiction at LRADAC in Columbia, SC. 
August 19, 2014 
James Campbell will be presenting on Adolescent Brain Development at the Center for Excellence in Greenville. 
August 15, 2014 
James Campbell will be presenting to Greenville County school teachers who work in residential settings on De-escalation: Keeping Calm in the Chaos. 
August 13, 2014 
James Campbell will be presenting to Greenville County school teachers who work in residential settings on Adolescent Development and Its Implications in the Classroom. 
July 14-15, 2014
James Campbell will be presenting for two days at the Kentucky School of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Louisville, KY on Adolescence and Addiction and The Wounded healer.
The photo below is from the May 20th Substance Use, Addiction and Disaster Response Training in Greenville.  This was a great time with an amazing group of people!
May 20, 2014
James Campbell will be presenting at a collaborative training by Mental Health, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Mental Health America on the Impact of Disasters on Substance Use and Treatment Considerations.  This training will be at Greenville Mental Health in Greenville, SC.
May 19,
2014
James' first book is slated for release as of this date!  The title is Broken: Finding Peace in Imperfection, and it will be available at trainings, via mail, and through Amazon.com!
May 15, 2014
We are looking forward to hosting our final essay contest awards ceremony of the 2013-2014 academic year at Glenview Middle School in Anderson District 5!  The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 15th at 12:45 pm. We're looking forward to great things from the students!
May 7, 2014
James Campbell will be briefly presenting as a part of a team of trainers on Spirituality and Disaster Response at Christ Church in Greenville, SC tomorrow morning at 8:30 am.
May 1, 2014
Unrelated to James' book being published in the next few weeks, our director also just had a journal article that he co-authored published in the journal ACA Vistas! This article is related to adolecent treatment, and James specifically worked primarily on the Implications for Treatment Providers section! See this link for the article: www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/article_43.pdf?sfvrsn=3
February 6, 2014
James Campbell presented the awards for the Family Excellence Essay Contest at Calhoun Academy of the Arts today.  The students, teachers, and administration were a privilege to work with, and the writing was phenomenal!  Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners in the near future.
January 23, 2014
James Campbell had the honor of presenting to Region 1 on the topic of Why Recovery is Difficult and What Can Be Done About It" today.  It was a wonderful group of clinicians an it was an honor to be with such a passionate and amazing group!
Family Excellence Dream Walk 2013
Thank you so much to the amazing people who helped to make the 2013 Dream Walk such a success! Thanks to your generosity and support we were able to meet this year's sponsorship goals for the walk. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the writing awards for this school year's contests and will make a difference in our schools and communities right here at home. Thank you to everyone who came out to walk, cheer, visit, donate or otherwise show your support. It is sincerely appreciated, and I am so grateful to each of you for you kindness and generosity to the children and families we serve. Thank you for believing in us and the work that we do!
Family Excellence Dream Walk 2013
Family Excellence Inc. is proud to announce the 2013 Dream Walk at AnMed Health Campus on Saturday October 12 from 8:30 am-11:30 am!  Family Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit that seeks to encourage individuals of all ages to dream bigger dreams, strengthen families, and build legacies that span generations! 
The Dream Walk is to support the Family Excellence Essay Contests in four Anderson County schools and eight area group homes in Greenville County.  The emphasis of this year’s contests will be to challenge students to dream greater dreams for their future in honor of the fifty year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech! 
The contests will be held this year at Calhoun Academy of the Arts, Glenview Middle School, TL Hanna and Westside High Schools, and eight group homes across Greenville County.  Would you be willing to show your support for the young people and encourage strong writing and communication skills by sponsoring a participant in the walk? 
Specifically, we ask that you consider pledging $1-$10 per mile participants walks, not to exceed ten miles.  (So the total donation would be $10 for a $1 per mile pledge, $20 for a $2 per mile pledge, etc.)  Of course, donations of any amount are greatly appreciate and 100% of all proceeds go to purchase the awards used for the contests!
If so you are willing to join us by contributing to this great cause, please mail donations directly to Family Excellence PO Box 14065 Greenville, SC 29610 or else make a secure donation using PayPal on-line at the “About” page to the right and make a donation using the button at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your consideration and for making a difference in the lives of the young people and families we serve in our community!
40th Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
July 22, 2013
     James Campbell of Family Excellence Institute, LLC presented on Holistic Adolescent Treatment at the 40th Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies in Louisville, KY. Trainings such as these are one way that we try to strengthen services to families across the nation. By impacting those providing services directly we hope to help cultivate improved services for families in need as well as improved outcomes for everyone involved.
     When families grow stronger, so do communities, counties, states and nations. We are excited about this opportunity to work with some exceptional service providers in Kentucky and to continue to be a part of making a difference!
Webster University
July 15, 2013
James Campbell of Family Excellence Institute, LLC presented on Addiction as  Personal Crisis to a group of students at Webster University Greenville-Metro. Addiction is a major cause of family collapse, and trainings such as these are one way that we try to strengthen services to families both locally and across the nation. By impacting those providing services directly we hope to help cultivate improved interventions for families in need as well as improved outcomes for everyone involved. When families grow stronger, so do communities, counties, states and nations. We were excited and grateful to share this information with this excellent organization and the students in their human services department!
Carolina Family Services
June 25, 2013
James Campbell of Family Excellence Institute, LLC is scheduled to present on Addiction and Effective Treatment to the staff of Carolina Family Services in June. Did you know that addiction is a major cause of family collapse?  Trainings such as these are one way that we try to strengthen services to families both locally and across the nation. By impacting those providing services directly we hope to help cultivate improved services for families in need as well as improved outcomes for everyone involved.
When families grow stronger, so do communities, counties, states and nations. We are excited about this opportunity to work with this excellent organization and to continue to be a part of making a difference!
40th Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies      
July 2013
     James Campbell of Family Excellence Institute, LLC is scheduled to present on Effective Prevention, Treatment and Intervention for Youth and Families at the 40th Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies in Louisville, KY in July of this year.  Trainings such as these are one way that we try to strengthen services to families across the nation.  By impacting those providing services directly we hope to help cultivate improved services for families in need as well as improved outcomes for everyone involved. 
     When families grow stronger, so do communities, counties, states and nations.  We are excited about this opportunity to work with some exceptional service providers in Kentucky and to continue to be a part of making a difference!     
Family Excellence Essay Contest at Calhoun Academy of the Arts:
Family Excellence Institute, LLC and Family Excellence, Inc. are excited to announce the Family Excellence Essay Contest!  This contest is being held in collaboration with Calhoun Academy of the Arts and is intended to encourage fourth grade students to focus on some of the strengths in their families!  All fourth graders at Calhoun Academy of the Arts  are eligible to enter and will be working with their teachers to write essays ranging from 1-2 pages in length on the subject of “What I Love Most About My Family”!  The essays will be evaluated with some assistance from other teachers in the area who have graciously agreed to assist.  The essays will be taken up by the fourth grade teachers and will be reviewed by our guest panel of teachers on December 15, 2012.  The author of the essays will not be known by the reviewers until after the review.  The top essays will receive some great awards and treats in honor of their hard work and in honor of the families that they represent!  We are incredibly excited about this opportunity to encourage even more amazing writing at Calhoun while encouraging students to focus on the things they love most about their families!  We also intend to post some of the top essays in the days ahead to add even greater notoriety to these young authors!  More information will be posted in the days ahead; so please keep your eyes open for updates. 
 
 
Also, please continue to spread the word about Family Excellence on Facebook by "Liking" our page and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same!  If you don’t “Like” us and check back in on the website, you may miss out on future announcements about other contests designed to help encourage reaching dreams, strengthening families, and building legacies!
 
Greenville Symphony Orchestra                       German Giants
Date:  November 4, 2012
Time:  3:00 PM
Location:   The Peace Center
Greenville, SC
Through the incredible generosity of Greenville Symphony Orchestra to the Family Excellence Institute, four local families will have the opportunity to hear world class music this Sunday in an amazing venue! The Symphony’s donation of tickets is going to help strengthen families by making it possible for them to come together to hear music from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. The German Giants concert is one of the Masterworks Series of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and will be a performance of epic proportions! We are incredibly grateful to the Symphony for making this opportunity possible and hope that you will take a moment to check out some of their other fantastic, upcoming performances and visit and “Like” their page on Facebook! It is only through the generosity of performers, teams, organizations, and venues that the Family Excellence Institute is able to provide opportunities for families to come together and grow stronger through sharing rich experiences. This is just one of the ways the Family Excellence Institute works to help individuals reach their dreams, families to grow stronger, and legacies to be built. Please join with us in expressing our gratitude to the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for being a part of the solution!
TRAN Conference
Date: September 06, 2012
Time: 8:45 AM
Location:
Hyatt
San Anonio, TX
James will be presenting on Effective Interventions for Reducing Tension and De-escalating Client Behaviors in Clinical Settings.