Employment and Disclosure Webinar

Employment and Disclosure

Date: Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center


Meeting Description:

Disclosure is one of the questions people always ask when considering employment. The Sharing Experience Learned Firsthand (SELF) project gained insight from peers in recovery about the role of lived experience of mental distress and challenges in training and service delivery. Individuals provided their experiences sharing personal history, views on risks and benefits of disclosure, suggestions for colleagues who were considering disclosure, and guidance for organizations wanting to support the effective use of self-disclosure in service provision. Interviews, focus groups, and survey data will be shared during the webinar as well as recommendations for future exploration. Project staff will briefly touch on the impact the project had on their own recovery journeys. 

Speaker Bios

Beckie Child, MSW is the Interim Executive Director of the Lived Experience Research Network (LERN). She is working on a doctoral degree in social work and teaches in the Social Work program at Portland State University. Beckie’s research interests include the lived experience of people receiving mental health services increasing equity in health outcomes for people with mental health diagnoses, self-injury, systems change and transformation, and all things mental health. She is a current member of the governor-appointed Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board and is a member of Disability Rights Oregon’s PAIMI Council.

Casadi “Khaki” Marino is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor who is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work through Portland State University.  She is in recovery from bipolar disorder and is mad identified. She has worked in a number of settings including outpatient, residential, supported housing, a state hospital, and a jail. Khaki facilitates the meetings of “Light of Madness,” a Hearing Voices group. Her research focuses on peer support and delivered services, madness and identity development, and disability and mad theories. 

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Psychiatric Advance Directives: Why and How to Use this Vital Recovery Tool

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The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is sponsoring a 90-minutewebinar on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. ET1 p.m. CTnoon MT11 a.m. PT

PADs are a legal health care tool that outlines the preferences of an individual with a mental health condition in regard to treatment, and designates a trusted advocate to make decisions on their behalf if they are incapacitated. This webinar will help individuals with a mental health condition, family members, and mental health providers to understand and utilize this important recovery tool. 

The webinar will feature presentations by Sue Walther, executive director of the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania, and Adam Nester, public policy manager at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Topics that will be covered include how to complete a PAD for yourself or with a family member or service participant, and providing greater clarity to individuals with mental health conditions and trusted advocates (often family members) as to their roles in advance mental health care planning.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time

Register today to attend an upcoming listening session about criteria development for the Demonstration Program To Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). Participants can attend in person or via webcast.

Register for the Listening Session

Section 223 seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. The clinics will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Additional Information and Resources:

Event Location: 
Sugarloaf/Seneca Conference Room 
1 Choke Cherry Road 
Rockville, MD 20857

Questions or Comments?
Please email 


Promoting Family Wellness using WRAP┬«


November 18, 2014 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Event Description Through this webinar, Matthew will discuss his recovery experience personally, professionally and as a family member despite challenges in the mental health system care. He will be supported by speakers in his own family from the experiential perspectives of the wellness journey in the family during difficult times and beyond. A key resource in his presentation is how the evidenced based Wellness Recovery Action Plan applies in the context of the individual's and the family's journey of recovery. Through this webinar participants will be able to: 
  1. Understand the key concepts and action plans of WRAP2.
  2. Describe how WRAP may benefit a families wellness 
  3. Identify next steps to learning and sharing WRAP with other families



Health Insurance Marketplace 101 Webinar

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 3 p.m. Eastern Time

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA invite you to join us for a webinar on the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The webinar will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and key features of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov), such as premium tax credits, cost-sharing reductions, eligibility requirements, renewal instructions, and special enrollment periods.

In addition, we will discuss how individuals and organizations can help during open enrollment by becoming a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization and Champion for Coverage. CACs are volunteers who assist people to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Champions for Coverage help by educating people in their community about the importance of getting covered and how to enroll.

Join the Marketplace 101 Webinar

Dial-in number: 1-888-390-0973

Conference I.D. number: PW9314435

Audience passcode: OC114

No registration required. Please join us 5 minutes early.

Questions about the webinar?

Email CMS at partnership@cms.hhs.gov.

This webinar will be recorded and available for replay for 30 days.

You can access the replay here.