In order to accommodate individuals taking Peer Specialist trainings in April and May, The WI Peer Specialist Certification Exam has been rescheduled for June 25, 2014. The application deadline is June 9, 2014. The application can be downloaded at www.sce-peerspecialist.uwm.edu
The Spring 2014 issue of the WI Certified Peer Specialist Newsletter is now available. Click here.
Building on the great success of last year's exciting co-conference, Wistech, Wisconsin AHEAD, WI Department of Health Services and the Stout Vocational Rehab Institute have again collaborated to bring you a dynamic, affordable conference in November 2014. Across the Lifespan "Bringing the Best Together" seeks dynamic presenters for both 1 and 2 hour sessions!
Click here for complete information.
WISE invites you to:
Honest, Open and Proud - Training for Certified Peer Specialists-May 1, 2014
Certified Peer Specialists have an opportunity to receive training on the delivery of the Honest, Open and Proud program with peers. Jonathan Larson, colleague of Patrick Corrigan, the program’s author, will present the program and his experience using it in therapeutic and support settings. This program guides individuals with lived experience through a process of learning about and applying principles of self-disclosure about their mental illness and recovery. Click here for complete information.
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities is a National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Our state-of-the-art research and cutting-edge knowledge translation activities seek both to broaden understanding about community integration and to improve opportunities for individuals with psychiatric disabilities to participate more fully in community life. Click here for complete information.
The Wisconsin Association for Peer Specialists, an Association of Peer Providers, is seeking proposals for 2 hour breakouts, which address strategies, ideas, programs, and emerging best practices that support and promote WAPS’s mission and commitment to standards of practice, individual rights, liberty, freedom and dignity for all people. Click here for details.
Please join us this coming Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT, for a monthly national networking teleconference, hosted by the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse and facilitated by Clearinghouse director Susan Rogers. The calls alternate between daytime and evening hours. The daytime calls take place the third Monday of every other month at 1 p.m. ET. (If the third Monday is a national holiday, the call will take place the fourth Monday.) The evening calls take place on the third Tuesday of every other month at 8 p.m. ET.
The call-in number is 866-906-0123; the pass code is 5037195#.
The purpose of the calls is for consumer/survivor/ex-patient activists from around the U.S. to get together, share information, and “network.”
If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please e-mail Susan Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org with “Agenda” in the subject line.
In addition, if you plan to participate, even if you don’t want to suggest an agenda item it would be helpful if you would email Susan Rogers at email@example.com; this will make it easier to provide participants with teleconference minutes. Thanks!
One more reminder: If you are participating in the call, please do not put the call on “hold” for any reason, because that will put EVERYONE on hold! We learned this from sad experience. :) If you need to leave the call for a few minutes, just leave your phone on mute and come back when you’re ready.
Join us! Again, the next call is this coming Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. PT. And, again, the call-in number is 866-906-0123; the pass code is 5037195#.
If you would like a copy of the July, August, September, October, November and/or December 2013 minutes, or the February 2014 minutes, or would like to order a copy of the January 2014 minutes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to talking with you this Tuesday evening!
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
Have you received mental health services in Wisconsin? Are you willing to share your experience or opinions about it? Are you interested in improving future mental health services for yourself, your friends, or others? If you can answer “Yes” to these questions, you may want to participate in a short conference call on Monday, March 10, at 3:00 pm.
The State Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is working to improve mental health services across Wisconsin and is seeking input. Service providers are usually asked for their input, but not on March 10. On Monday, a short call will be held with consumers across Wisconsin to introduce them to this topic. There is no commitment required at this point, so anyone can just call in to listen if they prefer. But please call in on Monday to find out more about this topic to see if you would like to contribute further to it.
You can participate for free on Monday at 3:00 by using the following information:
Toll-free phone #: 1-877-820-7831
Hope to hear from you on Monday. Please forward this e-mail to your networks as appropriate.
If you are interested but unable to attend the call, please feel free to contact me directly:
Faith.Boersma@wisconsin.gov, phone: 608-261-6746
Or Tim Conner:
Tim.Connor@wisconsin.gov, phone: 608-261-6744
Consumer Affairs Coordinator,
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services,
State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Suite 951, 1 West Wilson, Madison, WI 53703
Tel: 608-261-6746, Cell: 608-225-6012, Fax: 608-267-4865
PLEASE NOTE: Access to Independence in Madison will be providing their conference room for anyone who wishes to participate in the call as part of a group. Call 608-242-8484 ext 224 to reserve your seat. Thank you.