International Association of Peer Supporters - 2014 National Conference

October 13 and 14, 2014
Atlanta, GA

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Peer Connection Council Bluffs - Let the Change Begin

Mental Health Consumer Conference Wednesday October 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at  St John Lutheran Church Council Bluffs, Iowa. he conference is FREE Lunch Included.

Sign Up By Calling (712) 242-2500 By October 1.


Clearinghouse Webinar: Everybody at the Table

A 90-minute webinar on systems advocacy, entitled “Everybody at the Table: Changing the System One Step at a Time,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar, sponsored by the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, will provide an opportunity to learn about and discuss systems advocacy best practices, including what kinds of advocacy non-profits may engage in; how to identify key legislators at the city, state, and national levels; how to create relationships with policymakers, administrators, and their staffs; how to develop policy positions; how to create a grassroots action committee; and how to work in coalition with other groups. The presentation will use current advocacy campaigns as illustrations. The presenters are Elisha Coffey, MSW, program manager of the Involved Consumer Action Network (I CAN) at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP); and Adam Nester, MS, MHASP’s advocate for mental health systems and policy. Christa Burkett, Clearinghouse technical assistance coordinator, will moderate. 

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Webinar Series on Trauma Informed Peer Support

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SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) will host a series of three 75-minute webinars in September 2014 that will introduce key concepts in NCTIC’s day-long Trauma-Informed Peer Support (TIPS) training.  The primary audience is people who provide peer support - including people working as peer specialists or in similar roles, people involved in independent peer support groups, and people working in or receiving services from peer-run programs. The series would also be of interest to administrators, clinicians, and supervisors in organizations that employ peer specialists and people in similar roles, or those interested in incorporating trauma-informed peer support into their programs.   Each session will include 60 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.

We encourage participation in all three events – they will be archived for anyone who is not able to attend a session or misses the series.

The webinars will be held from 1:00 -2:15 pm Eastern time on three consecutive Tuesdays in September (9, 16 and 23). The weblink and audio conference call-in information are the same for each session.

To Register:


Audio Conference: 1-888-727-2247

Conference ID: 9638527

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Peerlink Webinar: Employment Over the Rainbow

"Employment Over the Rainbow:Supporting LGBT Peers with 
their Employment Goals"

 Wednesday, September 17th

 11:00am-12:00pm PST

2:00pm-3:00pm EST
 This webinar is dedicated to discussing the barriers and challenges that LGBT peers face when seeking employment. To better understand these challenges, we will first discuss language and societal norms that often go overlooked or are misunderstood. We will also discuss other important factors, such as changing laws and attitudes, and their impact on LGBT peers as they pursue their employment goals. And we will attempt to compare laws and attitudes toward the LGBT community with the mental health peer community. This webinar will conclude with tips, tools, and resources that should be helpful for LGBT job-seekers and for those who provide support.
 Donita Diamata - Through her personal experiences as a recipient of mental health services and her professional experiences in the mental health field, Donita has developed a passion for the subject of employment, especially as it relates to communities that may face additional challenges and barriers. Her connection to Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center has allowed her to broaden her previous knowledge and skills around this important issue.

Robyn Priest is Peerlink's Lead Project Coordinator. Robyn is originally from Australia but has also lived/worked in New Zealand, Canada and now here in the good old USA. Robyn has previously worked in the employment field for people with mental health challenges and is currently involved with training peer support workers to support people in their employment dreams.
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