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Upcoming Events

Peer Recovery Supervision (In-Person)

Date: November 2-3, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Details:

This course will be held IN-PERSON at 1441 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis Indiana 46202. There will not be zoom access to join. You must be in-person at the venue.

This two-day interactive training will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide strength-based, supportive supervision for a peer recovery support team. Proper supervision based upon the peer recovery role, and not a clinical approach, is vital to supporting the outcomes of the populations served and the recovery support professional. We encourage every person providing leadership to recovery professionals to attend this course. The training course is 9a-4:30pm EST daily.

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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training

Date: November 9-11, 2022 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Details:

TTS Core Training Part 1 – This is an 8-10 hour online training that must be completed before attending the virtual 3-day Part 2 training. Part 1 covers the determinants of tobacco use disorder, including biological, psychological, and social aspects; physical and behavioral health impact of tobacco use; and best practices for systems to support treatment of tobacco use disorder. Your confirmation email contains information on how to access the online course.

TTS Core Training Part 2 – This is an intensive 3-day evidence-based training program which will be delivered virtually via Zoom. This part will cover pharmacotherapy; counseling skills; cognitive and behavioral strategies to assist tobacco users in quitting; and intake, assessment, and treatment planning.

Participant Requirements:
– Participants must be tobacco-free for 6 months prior to the training
– Have good/stable internet connection
– Must have Zoom application downloaded, not accessing through web browser
– Webcam or access to webcam through other mobile device/tablet
– Ability to speak/have audio over the computer or mobile device/tablet
– Must be present (no work or home responsibilities for the entire training course)

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Housing and Homelessness Professional Certificate Training

Details:

Application deadline: December 31, 2022

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) through a grant from DMHA, has developed a Housing and Homelessness Certificate Training for individuals who are currently dually certified as CRS/CHWs in Indiana. With this additional training, dually certified CRS/CHWs will be equipped to help individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability navigate and access housing resources, including supportive housing. Supportive housing is affordable housing linked to services like medical and behavioral health care that helps especially vulnerable individuals, many of whom experience co-occurring conditions, as well as homelessness, remain safely and stably housed.

This training is free to participants and the training curriculum will include 2 days of content, with additional supplemental self-paced learning modules. Training will be offered in both virtual and regional in person formats. Training dates will start in August 2022 and be scheduled through early 2023. If selected, you will be contacted regarding options for training dates.

Download Application 

Online Training Course: Information for Peer Specialists Serving People with Mental Health Conditions Experiencing Homelessness

Worth 1 CEU

Follow Link: https://ahpnet.adobeconnect.com/rtp-peer-specialists/

Upcoming Webinars

How DEI Initiatives Can Be Leveraged to Advance Peer Support Work By: Vanessa Williams

Date: October 25, 2022, 2:00 PM EST

Details:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are commonplace in many organizations. With the changing demographics of the United States, organizations need to have workers that represent the communities they serve. Studies have shown that when it comes to DEI initiatives, the one demographic that is the most often left out or an afterthought is those with disabilities. This is especially true for those with invisible disabilities. With over 61 million Americans having a physical or mental disability, it is important that peer supporters have a seat at the table when DEI initiatives are crafted. This webinar will provide an overview of diversity, equity, & inclusion, how we can respond when faced with microaggressions, and five ways that peer supporters can be change agents for DEI initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall an overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • Identify microaggressions and at least 3 ways to respond to them.

  • Identify 5 ways peer supporters can be change agents for DEI initiatives.

More Details and Registration here

Archived Webinars

Before watching any archived webinars, please note:

You must complete the Archived Webinar Survey after watching each archived webinar in order to provide documentation of your completion of the webinar.

Best Practices in Peer Support for Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

https://youtu.be/d3DKxi4R3YE


Bridging the Gap

https://youtu.be/2xDK_anhm7U


Co-occurring Brain Injury and Depression: Improving Outcomes

https://youtu.be/sCGXcEwzsiE


How CHWs Can Assist those Dealing with Domestic Violence

https://youtu.be/8rIAlFWB2AA


Motivational Interviewing for Peer Support

https://youtu.be/3Zo8k0RM6EQ


Peering into the Future of Crisis Care in Indiana

https://youtu.be/yQ_lo68BY0A


The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Substance Use

https://youtu.be/WlJr7T_tIFI


Trauma-Informed Care: Safety, Cultural Humility, and Supportive Relationships

https://youtu.be/nstmOSuaa7U


We Are No Longer Para-Professionals

https://youtu.be/pfu4nMAouno


Welcome & Kicking the Stigma

https://youtu.be/4V3rssljd-4


Telehealth and Peer Support Webinar

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LBe9Er_9G6gw0Lq_6OrLSYd-Ge9BlOOy/view


Mental Health America National Archived Webinars

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYZ9U8mMWGh2ukK3P9WR_1w


Doors to Wellbeing Archived Webinars

https://www.doorstowellbeing.org/webinar-recordings


Brain Injury: The Silent Epidemic Complicating Recovery

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nkpkifrl0MajK2foYdkBJi0IbPwhEr8X/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Compassion Fatigue: Are You a Wounded Warrior?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uQynfA0gsCqQQTT1J4yoGUUubfzZghe9/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Oxford House

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ug7R5u0LzqH-T5A3t5rfzJqIBZEaiRZ5/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Relationships and Collaboration: Maximizing Outcomes for All

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eyvYb-JQ_CtvxRwLhcPqjoKZLYzWYL1z/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Strategies for Successful Reintegration

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UXnmZ9T8n0H_mnL9Ms-oDSaS1xFg2iLn/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Whole Health Recovery Center

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1is4HWR2U2qzhdou1BuA1BaeclWU2NEzK/view?usp=sharing

Slides


Webinar: Self-Care for the Peer Support Specialist

https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8463879270868865793?assets=true


Effectively Employing Young Adult Peer Providers: A Toolkit

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6841338755820722435


Title: Peer Support in the Private Sector: Careers in Private Practice
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, NCPS, Mental Health America; Amy Farrington, Florida Certification Board
Original Date:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording on Download the slides


Title: Safety Not Stigma: Reframing the Way We Talk about Guns and Violence
Presenters: Shel Gross, Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council Representative; Jean Papalia of Madison Police Department (retired); and Debbie Plotnick of MHA.
Original Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: 10th Anniversary of Parity: Where Are We Now?
Presenters: Barb Johnston and Moe Keller, Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council Representatives; Tim Clement, Northeast Regional Field Director, State Government Relations at the American Psychiatric Association, and; Rebecca Swanson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Mental Health Colorado.
Original Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Build Your Peer Career: National Advanced Certification
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, Mental Health America
Original Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention
Presenters:  Molly Adrian, PhD, Attending Clinical Psychologist at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Seattle Children’s Hospital; Aaron Lyon, Ph.D, Director of the University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center
Original Date: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Innovations in Linkages and Referrals
Presenters:  Ben Harrington, MHA of East Tennessee; Lisa Ragan, Director, Office of Consumer Affairs and Peer Recovery Services
Original Date: Monday, March 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Evolving Payment Systems: Medicaid Work Requirements and Other Issues
Presenters:  Ben Harrington, MHA of East Tennessee; Shel Gross, MHA of Wisconsin; Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America
Original Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Best Practices in Peer Support Training
Presenters:  Guyton Colantuono, Executive Director at Project Return Peer Support Network; Clarice Bailey, Ph.D., Chief Learning Officer at Mental Health Partnerships (formerly MHASP)
Original Date: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:30 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Advocacy Webinar Part 2: Essential Skills and Tools
Presenters:  Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager; Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager; Ben Harrington, CEO of MHA of East Tennessee; Debbie Plotnick, MHA Vice President of Mental Health Systems and Advocacy
Original Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording or Download the slides


Title: Recent Developments in the Management and Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia
Presenters:  Dr. Cristoph Correll, Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine at Hofstra Northwell; Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America; Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America
Original Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording


Title: Advocacy Webinar Part 1: Federal and State Issues
Presenters:  Shel Gross, MHA of Wisconsin; Kelly Davis, MHA; Nathaniel Counts, MHA; Caren Howard, MHA
Original Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording


Title: Peer Partnership in Recovery & Social Inclusion (Part 2)
Presenters:  Shavonne Carpenter, Mental Health America
Original Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials:  Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Financing of Peer Services
Presenters:  Michael Brody, Mental Health Partnerships; Kelly Davis, Mental Health America
Original Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials: Watch the recording


Title: Peer Partnership in Recovery & Social Inclusion (Part 1)
Presenters:  Shavonne Carpenter, Mental Health America
Original Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET
Materials:  Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Major Depressive Disorder. An Overview of Treatment Considerations
Presenters:  Theresa Nguyen, Mental Health America
Original Date: Wed, May 31, 2017 from 12:30pm ET
Materials: Watch the recording.


Title: Challenges and Solutions for Mental Health Caregivers
Presenters:  Sita Diehl, NAMI; Gail Hunt; National Association of Caregiving; Debbie Plotnick, MHA; Richard Baron, Temple University
Original Date: February 14, 2017
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: 6 Unused Medicaid Rules and How to Implement Them
Presenters: Nathaniel Counts, J.D., Director of Policy, Mental Health America; Moe Keller, Vice President of Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Mental Health Colorado
Original Date: November 28, 2016
Materials: Download the slides from Nathaniel Counts and Moe Keller or Watch the recording.


Title: The Power of Zero: A Systems Approach to Suicide Prevention
Presenters: Shel Gross, MPA, Director of Public Policy, Mental Health America of Wisconsin.
Original Date: November 1, 2016
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Technology in Recovery by Those Living with Schizophrenia
Presenters: Ken Duckworth, Medical Director, NAMI; Katrina Gay, National Director of Communications & Public Affairs, NAMI; Ray Gonzalez, Center for Cognition & Recovery
Original Date: June 21, 2016
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Best Practices in the Use of Self-Directed Care to Support Recovery in Women
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, MHA; Shavonne Carpenter, CPSS, Life Coach, MHA
Original Date: April 21, 2016
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Peer-Run Respite Program
Presenters: Steve Miccio, Chief Executive Officer of Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled, Inc. (PEOPLe, Inc.); Ashley Wilksen, Keya House Program Coordinator at Mental Health Association of Nebraska
Original Date: April 14, 2016
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Peer Supports for Transition-Aged Youth
Presenters: Matt Gallagher, Director for the California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN); Meri Viano, Director of Community Outreach and Partnership for Parent/Professional Advocacy League
Original Date: April 6, 2016
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: A Peer Driven Solution to Isolation and Social Exclusion: Part III
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, MHA; Shavonne Carpenter, Life Coach, MHA
Original date: November 17, 2015
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: Medicaid Redesign and Expansion: Can We Have One Without the Other?
Presenters: Debbie Plotnick, VP of Mental Health Systems Advocacy, MHA; Scott Branam, Attorney at Law, Gardner Skelton; Moe Keller, VP of Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives, MHA of Colorado; Kate McAllister, Assistant Director, MHA of Central Carolinas; John Richter, Director of Public Policy; MHA in New York State
Original date: November 16, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: IMD Exclusion: Its History, Effects, and Future Policy Implications
Presenters: Debbie Plotnick, VP of Mental Health Systems Advocacy, MHA; Rusty Selix, Executive Director of Policy & Advocacy, MHA of California; Dr. John O’Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Original date: November 10, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: A Peer Driven Solution to Isolation and Social Exclusion: Part II
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, MHA; Shavonne Carpenter, Life Coach, MHA
Original date: October 20, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: Mental Health Courts: Solving Criminal Justice Problems or Perpetuating Criminal Justice Involvement?
Presenters: Judge Daniel Eisenstein (Retired), Davidson County, Tennessee; Shel Gross, Director of Public Policy, MHA of Wisconsin; Mark Heyrman, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago; Tom Reed, First Assistant Public Defender, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Debbie Plotnick, VP of Mental Health & Systems Advocacy, MHA
Original date: September 21, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: A Peer Driven Solution to Isolation and Social Exclusion: Part I
Presenters: Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, MHA; Kirsten Kaiser, Head Life Coach, MHA; Shavonne Carpenter, Life Coach, MHA
Original date: September3, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides.


Title: Creating a Recovery Oriented Mental Health Workforce
Presenters:  Chad Costello, MHA Los Angeles’ Training and Workforce Development; Elisha Coffey & Clarice Bailey, MHA Southeastern Pennsylvania’s ICAN and Institute for Recovery and Community Integration.
Original date: June 23, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Protecting America’s Children – Evidence Based Practices in Early Childhood
Presenters:  Dennis Embry, PAXIS Institute; Elaine Shiver MHA Texas & Parents as Teachers; Merily Keller MHA Texas & Zero Suicide in Texas
Original date: June 17, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Implementing Self-Directed Care for Adults with Serious Persistent Mental Illness
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America; Briana Gilmore, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Original date: May 29, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: A Mental Health Response to Disaster
Presenters:  Christie Wrightson, The American Red Cross; Christian Burgess, MHA-NYC Disaster Distress Helpline
Original date: May 22, 2015.
Materials: Download the slides or Watch the recording.


Title: Social and New Media for Mental Health Organizations
Presenters:  Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits; Mike Thornsbury, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Volunteer and Fundraiser; Jessica Kennedy, Mental Health America
Original date: August 20, 2014
Materials: Download the slides or watch the recording.


Title: The History of the Consumer Movement and Peer Supports
Presenters:  Patrick Hendry, Senior Director, Consumer Advocacy
Original date: May 9, 2014
Materials: Download the slides or watch the video.


Understanding Clinical Services for Immigrant and Refugee Families in  Allen County

After clicking on the link below, the webinar file will open in Google Drive. To download the webinar and listen to the audio, you will need to click the download button in the upper right corner.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OrAnzHMBQXwgTT7R7Qmjz8E03QDP4LVT/view?usp=sharing


The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAIMnDQXfLo&feature=youtu.be 


Engaging People with Lived Experience of Substance Misuse to Strengthen Prevention Efforts


A Critical Look at Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Misuse: Implications for Prevention