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.
60 minutes Developed for Psychiatric Grand Rounds, this workshop teaches basic suicide prevention skills with the addition of data regarding mental health recovery. Psychiatrists are encouraged to deliver a message of recovery and hope.
If you hire veterans you need this workshop. Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day—that’s nearly one each hour. The suicide of a coworker will negatively impact your entire organization and increase risk for the ones left behind. Give your employees the power of knowing the warning signs of suicide and the skills they need to act when they see them. This workshop also provides resources for local and national suicide prevention support as well as resources designed specifically for veterans.
After 10 years working in the suicide prevention field, Mary Jadwisiak provides a series of workshops targeted to end youth suicide. Workshops for Parents, School Staff and community members are based on the latest research and promote skill building. 30 – 90 minutes
Go the next step. Take this 2-day interactive workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. This workshop is highly recommended for HR personnel or any professional working closely with the public. The curriculum prepares gatekeepers to integrate intervention principles into everyday practices. Skills and principles are illustrated by case studies presented in video and live dramatizations. Participants have multiple opportunities to practice skills in role-playing simulations and to engage in highly interactive discussions with other participants and workshop trainers. Each participant receives a Suicide Intervention Handbook CD.
How we talk about suicide matters. Knowing how to talk with media about reporting on suicide is essential to engage them in responsible reporting of prevention efforts. This workshop and keynote is based on industry standards for safely working with media.