January 2023 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

Network & Gathering; Focus on CPS/CPPS Recertification
with Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative (WIPSEI) Staff

January 19th, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

 

Facilitator:

Gaochi VangWIPSEI Peer Specialist Program Manager at Access to Independence

Marguerit GalindoWIPSEI Peer Specialist Workforce Development Coordinator at Access to Independence

Acienda YangWIPSEI Peer Specialist Community Engagement Coordinator at Access to Independence.

Description:

Join us as we take time to connect, discuss, and network together as a community of peers in CPS and/or CPPS roles. For this Network & Gathering, we will specifically share information about the recertification process, missing the recertification deadline, and review the continuing education opportunities on our website.

 

Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

There are no CEH/CEU provided for this Community of Practice as it is a network & gathering and does not meet the criteria of a focused learning session in which CEH/CEU’s are generally provided.

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

November 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

“Healing Trauma through Hmong Shamanism and our Ancestor’s Perspective” with Billy Lor

November 17th, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

Facilitators:

Tub Ntxawg Billy Lauj

Tub Ntxawg Billy Lauj (he/they/nws) is a Master Hmoob Shaman with over a decade of experience in holistic healing and cultural consulting. Billy has performed hundreds of ceremonies throughout the United States and assisted HMoob communities in France, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Billy has keynoted and given numerous workshops on Hmong Shamanism, cultural practices, and cultural competency. He sat on multiple advisory boards and consulted on films about Hmong culture and beliefs. In addition, he teaches Hmong culture classes and is a content creator on his social media platform called “Hey Billy” where he educates on Hmong traumas, culture, art, and spirituality. Billy enjoys rigorous hikes, attending music events, and going on food ventures in their free time

 

Description:

Billy will share stories from his own experiences of self-healing as a Hmong Shaman. They will closely examine how Hmong shamanism is used to process and heal traumas and broaden our perspective on the connection of body, mind, and spirit.

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, December 1st. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on December 8th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

September 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

“HEART at Esperanza: Healing Ethno- And Racial Trauma From the Inside Out” with Evelyn Cruz and Dr. Alyssa M Ramírez Stege

September 15th, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

Facilitators:

Evelyn Cruz

Evelyn Cruz is currently the Director for Program Planning and Evaluation at Centro Hispano, Inc. where she provides leadership for Esperanza: Nuestra Cultura de Salud, a community and academic partnership funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program to promote equity for Latine mental wellbeing and wellness. Evelyn has over 20 years of program design, development and implementation focused on improving the health of racial and ethnic populations in Wisconsin.

Dr. Alyssa Marie Ramírez Stege

Dr. Alyssa M. Ramírez Stege is a counseling psychologist from Cholula, Puebla, México. She is the Director of the Esperanza Bilingual Psychological Services Certificate in partnership with Centro Hispano of Dane County and housed in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on understanding and developing culturally-affirming Latinx-centered psychotherapeutic training and practices through a decolonization framework that integrates indigenous knowledge in community-based approaches. For more information about Esperanza, visit: https://esperanza.wisc.edu/

 

Description:

Presenters will review the HEART (Healing Ethno- And Racial Trauma) Model (Chávez-Dueñas et al., 2019) created to address trauma in immigrant Latine populations, provide an overview of the theoretical frameworks foundational to begin addressing this concern in a Latine-centered community-based workforce, and facilitate dialogue on how participants can bring “lessons learned” into their own practice.

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 29th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on October 6th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

August 2022 Supervisor’s CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

“Intentional Self-Care in Peer Support” with Tanya Kraege

August 25th, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

Facilitator: Tanya Kraege

Tanya is the Drug Poisoning Prevention Team Manager at Safe Communities MDC. She specializes in working with people with substance use challenges, women using substances during pregnancy, trauma, relationships, and mental health challenges. Tanya has worked in the field of mental health and substance use for 14 years and currently oversees Recovery Coaches and Certified Peer Specialists who work in a variety of environments in Dane County, Wisconsin to support people with substance use challenges and affected families. Over the past few years in this role, Tanya has secured grant funding to design and implement a Salesforce-based, recovery practice management solution, that has increased productivity by 40% in peer provider management and has given the flexibility to serve over 1600 people in her community. Tanya also works as a crisis worker at Dane County Crisis and consults around the Country regarding anti-stigma work and peer provider programs. Tanya played a role in the Health Care Task Force on Safe Opioid Prescribing by participating in the academic detailing program for working with clinicians on co-prescribing Naloxone with opioid prescription medications. In addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and a community advocate. Tanya is also a Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Trainer and Certified Peer Specialist Trainer, using her story of addiction and recovery to help others gain hope and insight into new ways of living.

Description:

This month’s Supervisors of CPS/CPPS Community of Practice, “Intentional Self-Care in Peer Support,” with guest facilitator, Tanya Kraege is one you do not want to miss! Yes, we invited her back for another round and this time Tanya will be facilitating a topic she highly values and advocates for passionately in her supervisory role. While Tanya is excited to present and share her experience and understanding, she hopes to engage the Zoom Room experts in the room, in a deep dive discussion exploring the topic of self-care.  Participants will be invited into break out rooms and engage in a large group discussion to share their understanding and experience on and around changes in self-care, ideas around how supervisors can advocate for and create a work culture promoting self-care, and how to identify & avoid compassion fatigue & burnout.

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 8th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on September 15th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

August 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

PART 2 with Vic Welle: “Putting Peer Support Values into Practice in Documentation“

August 23rd, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CT

Facilitator: Vic Welle (they/them) is a CPS, State of WI CPS Trainer, National IPS Trainer and Consultant

Victoria (Vic) Welle is peer support trainer who brings many years of experience providing peer support in diverse settings. Vic’s work experience includes community-based peer support, supervising peer supporters in a peer respite program, and working within the Comprehensive Community Services program in Wisconsin. Vic is a statewide trainer for the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative, a national trainer for Intentional Peer Support, and serves on the board of the peer-run organization Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance (WIMA).

Description:

Part 2 with Vic Welle on documentation. How do we complete this required task while holding true to our peer support values?

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, September 6th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on September 13th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

This website is managed and maintained by staff at Access to Independence working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. The words, views, and values presented herein are not necessarily representative of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.