SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) presents:
Peers in the Workforce
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Noon - 1:30 pm Mountain DT
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar: Peers in the Workforce, the next webinar in the Persons with Lived Experience Webinar Series.
The webinar will provide information on the benefits of hiring peer providers, who are persons with lived experience in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction. These peer providers have skills and training to deliver services to others in need of support during their recovery.
Presenters will discuss the benefits of hiring peer workers including:
- Personal experience regarding wellness
- Insight into the experience of internalized stigma and how to combat stigma
- Compassion and commitment to helping others
- Experience of moving from hopelessness to hope
- Relationship of trust
- Skills in monitoring illness and self-management of a person in recovery
The webinar will also cover the roles of peer workers in the following topics:
- Staff Readiness and Agency Culture
- Billing for Peer-provided Services
- Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Clients and Staff
- Establishing Job Descriptions for Peer Workers
- Supervising and Supporting Peer Workers
- Wellness Planning and Self-Care
Registration for the May 21, 2015 webinar is now open!
Please visit the link below to register:
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Peak Wellness Center
Wyoming Behavioral Health Division
Recovery Supports Specialist
Regina Dodson has been the Recovery Support Specialist at Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division, since May 2008. Ms. Dodson plays an integral part in the planning, development, management, and monitoring of programs that support recovery-based services for Wyoming residents who live with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. Ms. Dodson is one of four Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) trainers in Wyoming, a national project funded by SAMHSA that is designed to increase access to SSI and SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical condition, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.
Barbara Goody has lived in Jackson since 1973 and has worked at Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center since 2009, first as a volunteer and then as a Peer Support Specialist. She has lived experience as a consumer with depression and survivor of trauma.
Lucretia Maes is employed with Peak Wellness Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is a volunteer recovery coach. Her role includes linking people experiencing homelessness to resources in the community.
Please join us for an exciting free webinar hosted by the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse in partnership with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion!
Webinar: Criminal Justice Issues
Learn about the movement to reduce incarceration, including imprisonment of individuals with mental health conditions!
To register, click here. For more information, please see below.
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, noon MT, 11 a.m. PT, 8 a.m. in Hawaii (90 minutes)
- the movement for social justice whose goal is to cut the incarceration rate in half by 2030 while reducing crime;
- how to support individuals with mental health conditions who are incarcerated and how to help them transition successfully into the community;
- diversion models to prevent or minimize incarceration, including the Nathaniel Project, the first alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan Supreme Court for adults with serious mental health conditions convicted of felony offenses,
- Glenn E. Martin is the founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA), an organization dedicated to cutting the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030. He is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate who spent six years in New York State prisons. Prior to founding JLUSA, he served for seven years as vice president of development and public affairs at The Fortune Society and six years as co-director of the National HIRE Network at the Legal Action Center. He is co-founder of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, a 2014 Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellow, a 2012 America’s Leaders of Change National Urban Fellow, and a member of the governing boards of the College and Community Fellowship, Prisoners’ Legal Services, the Petey Greene Program, the Reset Foundation, theNew York Foundation, and California Partnership for Safe Communities. He also holds prestigious positions on several other boards. Mr. Martin regularly contributes his expertise to national news outlets such as MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Al Jazeera and CSPAN.
- Dan Abreu, MS CRC LMHC has been a senior project associate at Policy Resource Associates since 2005. A senior technical assistance specialist for SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, Mr. Abreu provides technical assistance and support to the states that received Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery – Priority to Veterans grants, as well as the communities that were awarded SAMHSA Adult Treatment Court Collaborative grants. He also serves as a senior technical assistance specialist for PRA’s SAMHSA-funded Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF)Technical Assistance Center. Mr. Abreu is a former associate director of operations at Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC) and oversaw discharge planning activities for individuals with mental health conditions, as well as development and implementation of the Sing Sing Community Orientation and Re-entry Program (CORP). He formerly held positions with CNYPC as regional supervisor and chief of mental health services at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Previously, Mr. Abreu coordinated jail mental health services in Albany and Rensselaer counties in New York State.
- Ann-Marie Louison joined CASES in 1999 and is the co-founder of the Nathaniel Project, the first alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan Supreme Court for adults with serious mental health conditions convicted of felony offenses, which received the 2002 Thomas M. Wernert Award for Innovations in Community Behavioral Healthcare. In June 2003, the Project was licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services. Ms. Louison became Director of Mental Health Programs in 2002, overseeing Nathaniel ACTand subsequently launching the EXIT and Transitional Case Management programs. In 2011, CASES merged its Criminal Court and Mental Health programs into a new program group, Adult Behavioral Health, which Ms. Louison currently co-leads. She is also a consultant to the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center. Frequently sought as a national expert on jail diversion, in 2010 she participated on a panel of national experts convened by the National GAINS Center to reflect on conclusions from SAMHSA’s Targeted Capacity Expansion Jail Diversion cross-site evaluation.
- Christa Burkett, technical assistance coordinator of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, will facilitate.
Webinar: "Peers as Crisis Service Providers" presented by The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Friday, May 29, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm ET
Self-Directed Care (SDC) provides adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness the opportunity to assess their own needs, to determine how and by whom those needs should be met, and to manage the funds to purchase those services. In this way the individual assumes control of their own path to recovery. As people take control of their lives and well-being they build their capacity as contributing members of society. The self-determination movement and self-directed care programs are shifting the balance of control to the individual and creating a new paradigm for behavioral health services. SAMHSA has included self-directed care as a component of recovery. In this webinar we will explore the successes and challenges of implementing self-directed care as a peer-run program. Our expert panelists will discuss various models of peer-run SDC programs and discuss funding options available for SDC.
- Implementing a Self-Directed Care programs.
- Funding Self-Directed Care.
- Self-Directed Care as a peer-run program.
- Collecting appropriate Self-Directed Care outcomes.
Presenters: Patrick Hendry and Briana Gilmore