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, Tara Wilhelmi, the owner and founder of EOTO, LLC began facilitating networking, skill development, and exam study group opportunities specifically for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities in Wisconsin.

We invite you to check out an interview with Tara below and scroll further down to learn more about these additional BIPOC-specific opportunities.

Two hands of darker skin tone, one more feminine and one masculine, hold each other. Text announces May's BIPOC networking event.

Networking

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

May 2021 BIPOC Networking Session:

Networking ~ Saturday, May 15th from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (Networking session)

 

The background image shows various stages in the butterfly metamorphosis process from new cocoon to an emerged monarch. Text announces April's BIPOC skill development workshop, specifying it as "A space for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists (current and aspiring) to share and develop skills together

 

Skill Development

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

April 2021 BIPOC Skill Development Workshop:

Self-Disclosure & Ask-Share-Ask ~ Saturday, April 24th from 10-11:30am
Click Here to Register (Skill development workshop)

 

 

 

Exam Study Groups

These BIPOC exam study groups meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm.

May 2021 BIPOC Exam Study Sessions:

Focused Study Session ~ Thursday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm
Click Here to Register (Study focus)

 

Individual One-to-One Study Sessions

Want an individual one-to-one study opportunity with Tara Wilhelmi? Click on the link below to schedule!

Click Here to Schedule a One-to-One Study Session with Tara

 

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