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.

June 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

“Working with Indigenous Youth”

June 16th, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CT

Facilitator:

Lynn Maday-Bigboy: Lynn is Certified Parent Peer and Peer trainer from the Bad River Nation located on Lake Superior. She is passionate about advocating for youth and families that are historically marginalized in systems of care.

Description:

This CPS & CPPS Community of Practice Session will be about meeting youth and families where they are at and working to build the connections through culturally significant ways, peer support and strength based language.

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, June 30th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on July 7th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEU 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.

April 2022 Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

A Collectivist Work Culture” ~ April 28th, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CDT

Facilitator: Gaochi Vang, WIPSEI Peer Specialist Community Engagement Coordinator at Access to Independence

Description:

In this Supervisor’s Community of Practice, Gaochi will be sharing how her collectivist roots have framed a foundation of skills that ground her in mindfulness – mindfulness of her actions and mindfulness of those who are impacted by her actions. She calls this “actions that lead with community care and land with collective healing”. Together, with peers, she hopes to open dialogue on community care and how a collective approach can shift a work culture that moves people together in a team, even in systems of hierarchies.

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, May 12th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on May 19th, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEU 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.

March 17, 2022 

March 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

“Supporting Inclusivity for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Expansive Communities”~ March 17, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CST

 

Guest facilitators:

Nze Okoronta of Soar Case Management, LLC

Nze (they/them or she/hers) is a CPS, CPS trainer, TA Consultant, and the Peer Services Manager for Soar Case Management, Inc. Nze views peer support work as a fundamentally restorative practice and believes it has the power to reduce and prevent systemic harm, support marginalized communities in a more complete way, and bring radical acceptance to the forefront of mental health and substance use care.

Brittyn Calyx of Access to Independence, Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative (WIPSEI)

Brittyn (pronouns: xe, xem, xyr or she, her, hers) is a trans femme, non-binary Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist currently serving as the Peer Specialist Program Manager for the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative at Access to Independence. Xe hopes to expand access to peer support that is rooted in a non-violent, collective liberation framework.

 

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, March 31st. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on April 1st, 2022. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEU 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.