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NATIONAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER

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Embracing the Power of Our Differences

Our community has the opportunity to evolve as we engage in the incredible strength of our diversity and discover what unites us. Now is the time for us to discover the “we” among “them” and come face-to-face with our own prejudices and assumptions.

Presented by Chacku Mathai, STAR Center Director
Embracing the Power of Our Differences (501KB, 32 page)

The Dynamic Duo for Depression Recovery: Peer Support and Web Conference Groups

Depression Recovery Groups represent an innovative approach for treating depression, using Certified Peer Specialists to lead web conference support groups with evidence-based material. This workshop will demonstrate how one person achieved his own recovery, was inspired to help others, and now employs Certified Peer Specialists to help thousands of others.

Presented by Vincent Caimano, PhD Founder & CEO of Support Groups Central
The Dynamic Duo for Depression Recovery: Peer Support and Web Conference Groups (2.49MB 39 pages)

In Charge of Change - Esperanza's Hope article, summer 2011 (257KB, 1 page)

Burns Triple Column Technique (144KB, 2 pages)

Support Groups Central Overview and Features (144KB, 2 pages)

On-Line-Service-Self-Assessment (38KB, 1 pages)

Development of a Social Recovery Measure

Social recovery involves regaining personal authority after the social exclusion that can occur with mental health challenges or madness. This presentation will review the elements of a social recovery journey and the process of developing a social recovery measure.

Presented by Casadi “Khaki” Marino, LCSW
Development of a Social Recovery Measure (121KB, 26 pages)

Peer Debriefing and Elimination of Restraint and Seclusion in Inpatient and Crisis Settings and Implications for Systemic Change

Presenters will discuss the history and implementation of inpatient peer debriefing in Massachusetts; preventing restraint and seclusion in Maine through Amistad, a peer-run organization & offer ideas on how to replicate these models and national efforts in restraint and seclusion elimination.

Presented by Howard Trachtman, and Holly Dixon
Peer Debriefing and Elimination of Restraint and Seclusion in Inpatient and Crisis Settings and Implications for Systemic Change (2.6MB, 42 pages)

Are We in a Perfect Storm for Recovery and Peer Support?

In the midst of unprecedented change, a number of forces may well advance the prospects for recovery and peer support.

Presented by Harvey Rosenthal, and Briana Gilmore NYAPRS
Are We in a Perfect Storm for Recovery and Peer Support? - (433KB, 74 pages)

Animals in Mental Health Recovery

Partnering with an animal can add resiliency and longevity to one’s recovery, facilitate social interactions, and increase outings.

Presented by Alicia Smith, Hunka and or Tella
The Role of Animals in Mental Health Recovery: Companion, Emotional Support, Therapy and Service Animals (834KB, 11 pages)

Trauma, Internalized Mad-Phobia, Suicide and Recovery

Unresolved trauma can lead to hopelessness and other extreme feelings…However, learning mindfulness skills can support acceptance of extreme experiences, ‘standing up to’ those that disparage or threaten us, and moving more intentionally into recovery and healing.

Presented by Jim Probert
Trauma, Internalized Mad-Phobia, Suicide and Recovery (339KB, 16 pages)

Ready Set Go: Implementing a New Exciting Supported Employment Model

This workshop explains the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment evidence-based practice as a service that promotes consumer recovery and empowerment.

Presented by Jackie Pogue, Rick DeGette, Annie Kim, Mary Hogden, and Andrée Reyes
Ready Set Go: Implementing a New Exciting Supported Employment Model (1.79MB, 12 pages)

Making Your Voice Heard: Communicating Your Message Through the Media

Acquire the ABCs of combating discrimination and prejudice via the media!

Presented by Susan Rogers, Director of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.
Making Your Voice Heard: Communicating Your Message Through the Media
(5.47MB, 51 pages)

Diversity Track: How to Build a “Black Men Speak” or “Men of Color Group” for Wellness and Recovery in Your Community

Hear personal stories by African American men about wellness and recovery, substance abuse, mental health, and internal and external stigma.

Presented by Brian Hill, Joe L. Anderson, and Harry Caldwell
Please visit www.blackmenspeak.net

Intentional Peer Support and Early Experiences of Psychosis

The four tasks of Intentional Peer Support (IPS) - building connection, understanding worldview, creating mutuality, and moving towards – can apply to any relational encounter, so how does this work with people experiencing “first break” psychosis? This workshop will explore IPS as a way to facilitate dialogue and establish relationships in such contexts.

Presented by Steven Morgan, and Beth Filson
Please visit www.intentionalpeersupport.org

Alternatives 2010 is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration