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Mary Jadwisiak Mary Jadwisiak graduated magna cum laude from Washington State University. She is an internationally sought out consultant and trainer for her expertise in behavioral health recovery and suicide prevention. Mary provides insightful and practical workshops based on 20 years of advocacy work, 14 years of work in the field of suicide prevention, and her personal recovery journey. Her consultation services provide practical tools for systems, agencies and front-line staff to apply to their work. The power of Hope is infused throughout her work. As the spokesperson for hope she will educate, inform, entertain and inspire. Area of Focus Hope – Behavioral Health Recovery in clinical practices. Suicide prevention, postvention and intervention strategies for schools, workplaces and communities.
Leatha Gore MA, MHP, CCTP, Leatha Gore has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University. Her undergraduate studies were clinically focused with a strong scientific basis, while her graduate degree emphasized a mind, body spirit, approach. These two educational experiences provide Leatha with a unique perspective through a solid clinical base combined with an openness to the individual experience. Leatha has obtained certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Associate of Trauma Professionals. She has provided consultation and professional trainings to peers, law enforcement and social service managers in crisis management, workplace trauma and professional resiliency including supervisory skills in this area. Area of Focus Compassion fatigue and professional resiliency for both those in the field and those on the front-line of care. Comprehensive consultation and training to instill skills for both the front-line professional and managers of teams.
Stephanie Lane MSW, MHP, CPC Stephanie began her career in public service right out of college and worked for the King County Regional Support Network for seven years. She co-founded the youth organization Youth ‘N Action (now called Youth Sound) while working on the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care grant. Stephanie began working for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) doing System of Care grant site visits and then was recruited to work on the Mental Health Transformation Grant administered by the Office of the Governor of Washington State. Stephanie then worked as the Clinical Director at Capital Recovery Center. Stephanie was brought on as a consultant to work on the Youth and Family Certified Peer Counselor strategic planning process. She collaborated with more than 40 youth and family leaders across Washington giving input into what is now the current Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling Curriculum. Stephanie Lane has been a youth engagement specialist for 15 years and works within the boundaries of system of care values and principles. She co-created a youth organization called Youth ‘N Action, for youth leaders with previous system involvement. She has presented at over 40 conferences on youth engagement. She is currently the Program Director for the Workforce Development Collaborative. She has expertise in creating and licensing Behavioral Health Agencies, writing policies and procedures, training on certified peer counseling and she facilitated the creation of the Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling training. She is fun, energetic and knowledgeable. She received two awards from two different Governor’s in Washington State, and received three ECCO awards for excellence in communication and community outreach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for CVAB, a Washington state peer run organization, Cascade Pacific Advisory Board for Medicaid Integration and Transformation and is a member of the Office of Consumer Partnerships Certified Peer Counseling Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. Area of Focus Stephanie provides consultation in creating and licensing behavioral health agencies, writing policies and procedures, training on certified peer counseling and the creation of Youth and Family Certified Peer Counseling training. Stephanie’s focus is on ensuring at plans for the supervision, care and treatment of children, youth and families are delivered in a holistic and person-centered manner.
Timothy Miller, PhD Dr. Miller is the co-owner and CEO, Evaluator & Researcher at MCS Counseling Group/MCS Research & Evaluation. He has degrees from Walden University – Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD) Research & Evaluation Psychology and from the City University of Seattle – Master of Arts, Counseling, Psychology. Dr. Miller has extensive experience consulting with communities to create Systems of Care – with or without supporting grant dollars. Dr. Miller believes in a holistic approach to systems development and individual treatment. His work fosters empowerment and recovery for service delivery systems and the people who access care. Area of Focus Dr. Miller and his firm, MCS Evaluation & Research specializes in System of Care program development and evaluation for rural communities. He assists rural communities in identifying mental health and chemical dependency service needs for youth and families. Dr. Miller has been very successful fostering collaboration with the community champions and stakeholders using System of Care principles. He and his firm work to establish a collaborative partnership to address the community’s specific needs, with evidence based and best practice treatments. Holding the Hope and Dr. Miller have teamed up to bring customized training, consultation and specialized evaluation plans to your System of Care grant, using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Our evaluation plans assure fidelity to the logic models and to the evidenced based treatments utilized in addressing the specific needs, and to achieve positive outcomes. Our training and consultation will help you to create sustainable methods of service delivery.
Ann Rider Inspired by her own recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges, Ann Rider made it her life’s work to promote peer support. She wrote, taught and developed the first peer support training for Medicaid-funded peer support. Since then she has written two other distinct peer support curricula and has taught and developed peer support training in multiple states and three countries. Over 17 years she has been the Executive Director of two peer-run mental health agencies in two states. After earning a Masters in Social Work, Ann taught in the graduate school of social work at Arizona State University. In her “retirement,” she continues to write, teach, consult and advocate. She is currently the Board President of the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy.” Area of Focus Springing from years of practice in peer support, peer-run programs and mediation, Ann offers consultation in the role of peer support, in documentation practices to pass audit, and in organizational culture.
Professional Development for Clinical Staff Workplace Trauma And Professional Resiliency (1 Day) The training is comprehensive and skill building for both the front-line professional and managers of teams. The curriculum is based on real life issues, challenges and realistic methodology that is informed by the individual. What does it take to keep you healthy in the field? How do you feed your mind, body and soul? How do you maintain your resiliency? This workshop will walk you through these questions while providing you with information through which you will gain understanding not only of the effects of our work, but insight into how it affects you personally and how to remain curious and creative on the job. Behavioral Health Recovery; Principles and Practices A full-day workshop providing in-depth analysis of SAMHSA’s Guiding Principles of Recovery, and how they relate to healthcare services provided for people with addiction and/or mental health challenges. The workshop discovers how to support people in their journey to wellness – physical, mental, and addiction wellness. It can happen– you can help. Lighten up your life – Resiliency is an essential component to recovery and life! This 1-hour workshop, designed as a lunch and learn wellness class for all employees, identifies strategies for developing a capacity to be resilient. Participants leave the workshop with practical steps they can take to develop or increase their capacity to be resilient. The skills leaned are applicable for anyone wanting to increase their power as they navigate life’s challenges. Agency Development for Recovery Based Services Operationalizing Peer Support Creating a Trauma Informed Culture Understanding Implicit Bias and Diversity For Your Workplace Customer Service Bringing Hope to Every Interaction This half day workshop is designed for receptionist, front office staff, clerical workers, maintenance staff or any other non-clinical employee who encounter people experiencing mental illness or substance us disorders during the course of their jobs. This workshop is also perfect for social service providers who are not behavioral health professionals, but work with people who experience behavioral health issues. Participants will learn: The 10 critical components of recovery and how you can support them. Understanding your role in the healing environment. How to deal with difficult or delicate situations. Tools to use daily as you go about your job.
Professional Development for Peer Support Specialists Keys to Success: Ethics & Boundaries (1 Day) This dynamic, interactive workshop is designed for Peer Supporters in any role. The content is largely based on the International Association of Peer Specialists document, National Ethical Guidelines and Practice Standards. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of the ethics, guidelines and boundaries that are essential to their profession. Trauma Informed Peer Support (1 Day) Trauma Informed Peer Support is based on the ground-breaking body of work “Engaging Women in Trauma Informed Peer Support, A Guidebook” written by peers from their own lived experiences of trauma and recovery. The training explores the elements of safety, transparency, reciprocal and collaborative relationships, cultural considerations and personal exploration to find the meaning each of us attach to our experiences of trauma and loss. It explains how the peer relationship is key to recovery from trauma and challenges in each of us to discover our own Next Steps. The training is interactive, engaging and a critical tool for peer supporters in every setting. Supporting Peers with Co-Occurring Disorders (1 & 2 Day Versions Available) An interactive workshop for Peer Supporters working with people who experience co-occurring disorders – the co-existence of both mental health and substance use disorders. The class will further define COD, introduce study results, the Stages of Change, relapse prevention, and cover the SAMHSA perspective. Students will learn how to positively work with people who experience COD. Helping Peers in Crisis- Suicide Prevention (2 Workshop Sessions) This is a two-part workshop that builds on itself. Participants will leave the morning session with an ability to recognize if the peer they are working with is in crisis, what to do about it and how to support the peer and still stay grounded themselves. The afternoon session will be based on the morning session and will provide additional tools for identifying a person at risk of suicide and responding appropriately. Both sessions will include opportunities for practice. Each session is a 4 hour stand-alone workshop. The two sessions can be provided separately or together. Calm in The Storm – Non-Violent De-Escalation Skills, Knowledge & Practice For Peer Supporters (1, 2 & 3 Day Versions Available for Both Inpatient & Community Work) The curriculum is founded upon the fundamental concepts of respect, support, prevention, and the mutual relationship. Peer Supporters will be provided with an array of effective non-violent skills that are designed to promote person-centered and recovery-based approaches. Peers will leave the workshop with skills and strategies for supporting someone whose behavior may escalate, while preserving the helping alliance. Multicultural Recovery Institute (1 Day) Shared decision making and cultural competence are critical skills that peer specialists need to support and honor individual preference. This one-day institute is designed to enhance cultural competencies while supporting peer counselors as they bridge multiple worlds and support diverse pathways to recovery. Peer supporters will be provided tools to honor a person’s cultural belief, values and discuss cultural aspects of health and… read more →
After 10 years working in the suicide prevention field, Mary Jadwisiak provides a series of workshops targeted to increase suicide awareness for youth and adults. Skill building workshops for parents, school staff, corporate HR personnel and community members are based on the latest research. People leave these workshops knowing what to look for and what to do if they see it.