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.

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

Questions or Comments?
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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 (, 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?

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

You can access the replay here.


Charity How To Webinar: How to Promote Your Next Fundraising Event with Facebook Ads

FREE WEBINAR: How to Promote Your Next Fundraising Event with Facebook Ads

    Tuesday, October 14      

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Facebook ads are a powerful way to increase engagement and drive traffic to your website. But are you using Facebook ads effectively? Are you increasing engagement, building your email list and converting more donors and volunteers?

This free webinar will show you simple ways to use Facebook Ads to promote your next fundraising event. You will learn how to target people who are similar to your existing donors, volunteers and supporters. You will learn how to more deeply engage your current Facebook fans, email subscribers AND website visitors.

In this 45-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • Where you should start if you're a beginner
  • Targeting recent website visitors
  • When to use Facebook ads and when to use Boosted posts
  • How to use Facebook Insights for better targeting
  • Three steps for selecting the best posts to promote
  • Three tips for getting more Facebook event RSVPs and more

BONUS: This free webinar includes a downloadable workbook:

  • The 1-Page Social Media Marketing Plan

About the Topic Expert: John Haydon is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, and founder of Inbound Zombie, a new media consulting firm helping nonprofits with online marketing. He has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, BlogWorld, BBCon, is an Instructor for Marketing Profs University, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Social Media Examiner. John has trained thousands of nonprofits, both large and small, via CharityHowTo nonprofit webinars.


    Tuesday, October 14      

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT