Supporting Equity and Justice in the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative

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.

 

Supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Communities

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.

Networking

These BIPOC networking sessions meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am.

January 2021 BIPOC Networking Session:

“Kicking off the Year Connected!” ~ Saturday, January 16th from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (networking)

 

Skill Development

These BIPOC skill development workshops meet on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am.

January 2021 BIPOC Skill Development Workshop:

“Goal Setting & Planning: Supporting our peers & our own professional growth” ~ Saturday, January 23rd from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (skill development)

 

 

Exam Study Groups

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.

January 2021 BIPOC Exam Study Sessions:

Study Focus TBD ~ Thursday, January 28th from 6-7:30pm
Registration Link Coming Soon

 

 

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