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Tuesday
May192015

Webinar: Peers in the Workforce

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:
https://samhsa-hhrn.adobeconnect.com/e70fi6e6hc0/event/login.html

PRESENTERS

Barbara Goody
Peer Specialist
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Lucretia Maes
Peer Specialist
Peak Wellness Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming

MODERATOR

Regina Dodson
Wyoming Behavioral Health Division
Recovery Supports Specialist

PRESENTER BIOS

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.