Access to Independence staff working on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative and EOTO, CPS have begun working together to implement supports within the Initiative that serve to advance equity and justice.
The Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative places a great deal of importance on addressing historic disparities related to this Initiative. We seek to support greater access to training, employment, and educational opportunities for current and aspiring Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists belonging to marginalized and oppressed identities.
The Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative strives to center the principles of equity and justice in all areas of our work. To read more about this, click here.
Starting in January 2021, EOTO, CPS will be facilitating networking, skill development, and exam study group opportunities specifically for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities in Wisconsin.
These BIPOC networking sessions meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am.
April 2021 BIPOC Networking Session:
Networking ~ Saturday, April 17th from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (Networking session)
These BIPOC skill development workshops meet on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am.
April 2021 BIPOC Skill Development Workshop:
Topic TBD ~ Saturday, April 24th from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (Skill development workshop)
These BIPOC exam study groups meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm and the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm.
May 2021 BIPOC Exam Study Sessions:
Drop-in Study Session ~ Tuesday, May 4th from 2:30-4pm
Click Here to Register (Drop-in style)
Focused Study Session ~ Thursday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm
Click Here to Register (Study focus)