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April 2019

Stevens County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Documentation

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Hub – Colville Senior Center, W, 231 Elep Ave., Colville, WA 99114
Colville, WA 99114 US
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Topic: Certified Peer Counselors must document their work, but that documentation must be done in a way that is consistent with their unique role. This workshop helps peer support workers understand requirements of Medicaid and the Washington Administrative Codes, focusing on the type of documentations most often required by CPCs. Expect a simple but thorough method, with lots of practice. About the Trainer: Ann Rider, MSW, CPRP, CPC Inspired by her own recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges,…

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Spokane County Peer Town Hall

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Passages Family Support, 1700 S Assembly Street, #300, Spokane, WA 99224
Spokane, WA 99224 US
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Have you or a family member used services in Spokane County? Your voice matters!  Come and share your stories and experiences with the Health Care Authority and the health organizations that serve you.  Your input is valuable and will be used by the state for planning and improvement. Tell us: What is working for you? What needs to be improved? Are services recovery oriented? Is peer support effective? Do you have a voice in your care? Door Prizes!     Networking!     Snacks! If you…

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May 2019

Greater Columbia Peer Town Hall

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lourdes Counseling Center, 1175 Carondelet Dr., Richland, WA 99352
Richland, WA 99352 US
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Have you or a family member used services in Benton County? Your voice matters!  Come and share your stories and experiences with the Health Care Authority and the health organizations that serve you.  Your input is valuable and will be used by the state for planning and improvement. Tell us: What is working for you? What needs to be improved? Are services recovery oriented? Is peer support effective? Do you have a voice in your care? Door Prizes!     Networking!     Snacks! If you…

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Pierce County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Culture & Diversity

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
La Quinta by Wyndham Tacoma – Seattle, 1425 E 27th St.
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS   As peer counselors, we can be strong advocates for culturally-specific recovery. In this workshop, we will explore some ways to: 1) draw upon cultural strengths 2) increase cross-cultural understanding and 3) move towards healing justice in order to improve outcomes with participants, coworkers, and supervisors.   This is a no-pressure interactive workshop that encourages transforming mistakes into opportunities for connection. We will play games, share stories, and get smarter together. Bring your questions, your lived experience, and your…

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Spokane County – WaHCA Continuing Education Series – WRAP Refresher (3 – Day)

May 28 @ 9:00 am - May 30 @ 4:30 pm
Ramada by Wyndham at Spokane Airport, 8909 W Airport Dr., Spokane, WA 99224
Spokane, WA 99224 US
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WRAP® Refresher (3-days) The course is only open to WA state Certified Peer Counselors.  The WRAP® Refresher is a interactive course co-facilitated by the Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators to sharpen and expand facilitation skills to further engage groups in the Wellness Recovery Action Planning. Through attendance in this course WRAP Facilitators will: 1. Recognize expanded options on how to give effective group introductions. 2. Identify additional knowledge areas, values and ethics of WRAP. 3. Apply at least one new…

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June 2019

King County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Ethics & Boundaries

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Peer Seattle, 1520 Bellevue Ave. Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle, WA 98122 US
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: Ethics & Boundaries in Peer Support  is a dynamic, interactive workshop designed for Peer Support Counselors 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. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Beth Handewith Gould has been working in Peer Services since 2002. She…

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Stevens County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Co-Occurring Disorders

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Hub – Colville Senior Center, W, 231 Elep Ave, Colville, WA 99114
Colville, WA 99114 US
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: Co-occurring Disorders Training for Peer Support Counselors is interactive and provides useful tools for Peer Support Counselors working with people who experience co-occurring disorders – the coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. It will further define co-occurring disorders, introduce study results, the Stages of Change, relapse prevention, and cover the SAMHSA perspective. In a classroom setting, peer counselors will learn how to positively work with people who…

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Kitsap County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Trauma Informed Peer Support

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Baymont by Wyndham Bremerton WA, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312
Bremerton, WA 98312 US
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: The Trauma-Informed Peer Support Workshop 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 support specialists.…

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July 2019

Spokane County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – WRAP Level 2 (5-Day)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:30 pm
Ramada by Wyndham Spokane Airport, 8909 W Airport Dr., Spokane, WA 99224
Spokane, WA 99224 US
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Spend five days learning to become a WRAP Facilitator.** This course is designed to help you become a powerful change agent as a WRAP Facilitator. You will gain a deeper understanding of the recovery process and learn to:• work with people who have mental health challenges to discover the strengths they have and can use to enhance their recovery;• effectively share the underlying concepts necessary to recovery - hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support;• work with individuals and groups…

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Skagit County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Ethics & Boundaries

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn and Convention Center, 2300 Market St., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 US
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Ethics & Boundaries in Peer Support Ethics & Boundaries in Peer Support  is a dynamic, interactive workshop designed for Peer Support Counselors 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. About the Speaker Beth Handewith Gould has been working in Peer Services since 2002. She has worked…

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