Preliminary Workshops

Conference Details

Boston

National Empowerment Center

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The diverse Alternatives program will include many workshops on a wide variety of topics. We are pleased to announce some of the preliminary titles of a portion of the workshops for Alternatives. More information on the scheduled presentations, workshops, and caucus sessions will be available soon.
Preliminary Alternatives 2017 Workshop Titles to Date

  • A Holistic Stress Management Approach to Healing and Transformation
  • A Mindfulness Approach to Mental Health Recovery and Emotional Fitness
  • A Path of Healing from Trauma
  • Achieving Recovery During the Transition to Adulthood
  • Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Assessing Your Consumer Organization’s Status: Best Practices in Sustainability
  • Breaking New Ground in Peer-Run Programs and Peer-Delivered Services
  • Building Community through We-CPR: Applying Emotional CPR (eCPR) in Groups
  • Building Partnerships to Create Positive Change
  • Climbing the Ivory Tower: Barriers to Higher Education and How to Overcome Them
  • Conflict Resolution Skill-Building to Empower Peers
  • Creating Sustainable Fiscal Models for Peer Supports
  • Culturally-Sensitive Trauma-Informed Awareness
  • Developing a Young Adult Advisory Board to Shape Mental Health Service and System Development
  • Developing Financial Literacy for the Future While Maintaining Our Mental Health
  • Effective Substance Use Outreach and In-Reach Strategies in Culturally Diverse Neighborhoods
  • Employment -- Reaching your Dreams
  • Empowering Cooperation Between People with Lived Experience and Professionals
  • Ending Restraint and Seclusion (R&S) in Schools - The Role of Peers and the Leadership Factor
  • Engaging and Empowering Young People to Talk about What Matters to Them in Early Care
  • Exploration of Different Disciplines Approach to Mental Health Toolboxes
  • Exploring Self-care and Wellness Tools to Counter Compassion Fatigue
  • Fighting for our Livelihoods: Developing Job Opportunities for Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • From Homelessness to Housing
  • Grants and Fundraising to Sustain Peer-Run Organizations
  • Heal, Grow and Build Together: A formula for Individual and Community Recovery
  • Healing From Within: Bringing Holistic Practices to Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  • Holistic Healing
  • Intentional Peer Support: Social Change through Healing Relationships
  • Living on Purpose through Intentional Peer Support: Oregon Warmline as Healing Community
  • MEJORES DIAS - Un Libro de Trabajo Para la Recuperación de Salud Mental (Spanish) - BETTER DAYS: A Workbook for Recovery of Mental Health (Bilingual Session English-Spanish)
  • Mental Health Self-Direction: Past, Present, and Future
  • Mentoring, A Critical Component on One’s Journey from Youth to Young Adulthood
  • Pacific Jurisdictions and the Development of Peer Support
  • Partnering with Peers: Fostering Communication and Participation
  • Paths to Safety
  • Peer Driven Information and Referral Service
  • Peer Respites: A National and Local Perspective
  • Peer Support to Prevent Suicide
  • Peer-Supported Economic Empowerment and Financial Wellness for Recovery
  • Permanent Supportive Housing: The Cornerstone of Recovery, Independence, and Community Integration
  • Promoting a Recovery Orientation in Today’s Complex Behavioral System
  • Promoting Access and Inclusion in Peer Leadership
  • Promoting Human Rights in Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Advanced Directives for Consumers and Families
  • Reflecting on the Challenges and Successes of Peer-run Respites in Wisconsin
  • Resiliency: Coming through a Storm
  • Restorative Justice (RJ): Promising Practice in Peer-Run Programs
  • Role of Spirituality in Mental Health Recovery
  • Staying True to Peer Support Values through Trauma-informed Relationships in Peer Support Supervision 
  • Storysharing Champions: Powerful Messages of Recovery
  • Strategies to Support Young Adult Leadership: Hits, Misses, and Lessons Learned
  • Striving for Sustainability: Using BRSS TACS Technical Assistance to Strengthen Your Organization
  • Successful Families Can and Do Look Different: Perspectives from Parents with Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Supervision and Peers: Opportunity for Successful Partnerships
  • Taking on a New Perspective and Moving Our Lives Forward
  • The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): A Means to Come Together
  • The Bridge Between Professional and Personal Self-Care
  • The High Cost of Tobacco Use and How to Support People in their Recovery
  • The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
  • The New Integrated Health Care Landscape: The Case for Peer Support Services
  • The Social Implications of Peer Provision
  • Transforming Trauma into Health
  • Trauma-Informed Peer Support: Meeting Real-Life Challenges
  • Understanding the Power We Carry: Introduction to Cultural Responsiveness
  • Utilizing Social Media to Foster Peer Support
  • Veterans In Leadership: The Hidden Champion
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Youth Peer Generation
  • Youth Peer Leadership: Gaining the Skills to be a Confident and Knowledgeable Leader