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.

February 2022 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice:

‘Something’s Changed’: When Youth are Struggling (Pandemic Impact Series)” ~ February 17th, 2022 from 1:30pm-3pm CST

Guest facilitators: Carmella Glenn of WI Department of Health Services and Kaziah Anderson of Just Dane

Carmella is CPS and CPS trainer and the Peer Run Respite & Peer Services Coordinator at the Division of Care and Treatment Services. Kaziah is a CPS and CPPS and is studying Community and Nonprofit Leadership at UW-Madison, with a focus on adolescent development and the effects of parental incarceration on children and families.

Description:

Guest facilitators, Carmella Glenn, CPS, CPS Trainer and Kaziah Anderson, CPS, CPPS, will facilitate a discussion on how those in peer specialist and parent peer specialist roles can respond to better support youth and our communities. The guest facilitators will also share how those in peer support roles have done just that with community collaborators and partners at East High School in Madison, WI in recent months.

When the violence at East High School escalated to the point of police macing students, Mom’s On A Mission (M.O.M.’s) was formed by 4 mothers of EHS students, who are also alumni of EHS. These M.O.M.s began forming a group to encourage the community to come out and support the students at EHS, in order for them to feel safe and supported. Some of the M.O.M.’s who were available, along with other community members, began going to lunch everyday to support the students, and the daily violence ended.

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 3rd. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on March 10th, 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.

October 21st, 2021

This is a part 2 continuation of the August topic. Gaochi Vang and Sae Kim share their experiences of navigating life as Asian women with various intersecting social identities and offer their thoughts on how we move forward to center diversity and equity in our work as peer specialists.

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 November 4th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by November 11th, 2021. 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.

August 26th, 2021

Gaochi Vang and Sae Kim share their experiences of navigating life as Asian women with various intersecting social identities and offer their thoughts on how we move forward to center diversity and equity in our work as peer specialists.

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 24th, 2020

Carmella Glenn, Dominique Christian, and Tara Wilhelmi facilitate a discussion on the topics of culture, power, and privilege in peer specialists work from the perspective of Black, women leaders in the field.

 

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.