This webinar will provide a basic overview of what it means to engage in advocacy when delivering peer services, approaches that enhance confidence, self-efficacy, and personal agency; along with self-care strategies to reduce burnout. Attendees will gain skills for advocating with young adults who experience mental health challenges. (more…)
Substance use and mental illness rob us of our belief in our own strengths. Peers help us realize we still carry those strengths in us. This work shop is about how supporting from a strengths-based perspective fosters wellness and recovery for mental health and substance use. (more…)
Experience a solid overview of Ethics and Boundaries for Peer Specialists using real scenarios. This lively workshop was created using the ethical guidelines created by the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNaps), which were developed along with working peer specialists.
Have you ever been tasked with running groups without much training on how to begin? This workshop will take you through the basic steps for setting up and successfully running groups that foster recovery. (more…)
As peer counselors, we can be strong advocates for culturally specific recovery. This workshop will explore some ways to draw upon cultural strengths, increase cross-cultural understanding, and move towards healing justice in order to improve outcomes with participants, coworkers, and supervisors.
This workshop caters to certified peer counselors in rural areas. Come learn how to effectively begin, nurture, and end a peer relationship(s). Learn how to integrate into a clinical team in a non-clinical manner in order to prove effective peer support.
The peers we work with are at increased risk of suicide. This workshop will provide you with the skills you need to identify when a person may be at risk of suicide and how to respond. You will learn how to C.A.R.E. Connect, Ask, Refer, Encourage all within the bounds of your agency’s protocols. (more…)
The guidelines are specific to Medicaid-funded programs and are still applicable to any kind of documentation. In addition to a discussion of Medicaid guidelines, we will present a simple format that works well for peer support in any setting. Bring your questions!
As a parent partner in community mental health, being a working professional and single mom, I have learned the importance of having tools to create appropriate work/life balance and maintaining wellness. In this brief introduction to Work -Life Balance and Wellness, we will explore solutions to common challenges such as; taking work home with you, carving out time for self-care, organization, time management, boundaries, prioritizing and maintaining healthy relationships.