“Stepping Stones: A Peer Perspective Navigating Through Pregnancy and Post-Partum Experiences”
with Tanya Kraege & Rebecca Foss
Friday, August 11th, 2023 | 9AM – 10:30AM CT
Cost: FREE | Virtual – Zoom
This session will present information and tools for working alongside birthing folx experiencing substance use in the peer space. Best practices for working with this population will be discussed regarding supporting peers through all their decisions while experiencing pregnancy as well as support for our peer’s post-partum.
Tanya Kraege is the Drug Poisoning Prevention Team Manager at Safe Communities MDC. She works alongside people experiencing substance use challenges, birthing folx using substances during pregnancy, trauma, relationships, formerly incarcerated, and mental health experiences. Tanya has been a part of mental health and substance use work for 14 years. Currently, she oversees programs that use Recovery Coaches and Certified Peer Specialists who work in various environments in Dane County, Rock County and Jefferson County in Wisconsin to support people with substance use, and mental health experiences and their loved ones. Over the past few years in this role, Tanya has secured grant funding to design and implement a Salesforce-based recovery practice management solution that has increased productivity by 40% in peer provider management and has given the flexibility to serve over 1600 people in her community. Tanya also works around the Country regarding anti-stigma work and peer provider programs. Tanya played a role in the Health Care Task Force on Safe Opioid Prescribing by participating in the academic detailing program for working with clinicians on co-prescribing Naloxone with opioid prescription medications, in addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and community advocate. Tanya is also a Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Trainer, and Certified Peer Specialist, using her story of addiction and recovery to help others gain hope and insight into new ways of living. Tanya Kraege APSW, CSAC, MSW, CCAR Coach, CCAR Trainer, WICPS
Rebecca Foss is Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist, CCAR trained Recovery Coach and Doula. She is the program lead for Pregnancy 2 Recovery with Safe Communities in Madison, Wisconsin and works to connect with birthing people where they are at. She is a person in long term recovery from substance and mental health concerns that uses lived experience to offer trauma informed support and guidance for a person-centered approach across the continuum of care.