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Recovery Dialogues: An Avenue for Culture Change in Psychiatric Hospitals

Thursday, October 25, 2018

2-3:30 pm (ET)
1-2:30 pm (CT)
12-1:30 pm (MT)
11 am-12:30 pm (PT)

Description:

Please join us for this webinar to hear how mental health peer leaders are partnering with hospitals through Recovery Dialogues in an attempt to shift the culture and enhance recovery. Specifically, the webinar will feature the National Empowerment Center’s work with the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health over the past few years.

Participants will:

Learn the basics of Recovery Dialogues and how they were implemented at the hospital including challenges, successes, and tips for doing the same in your state. The webinar will be interactive and include audience participation, as we would like the webinar to serve as an example of an online Recovery Dialogue in action.

We encourage both people with lived experience and professionals to register for this important webinar.

Oryx CohenModerator:

Oryx Cohen, COO, National Empowerment Center

Click here to Register

Presenters:

Dan Fisher, CEO of the National Empowerment Center

David de Voursney, Chief of the Community Support Programs Branch – CMHS / SAMHSA

Valerie Comerford, Director of Recovery DMH, Central Massachusetts Area

Jacqueline DuCharme, COO, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Patrick Whalen, Peer Specialist, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Sponsored in part by SAMHSA

SAMHSA

Webinar Archive Now Available!
Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting

This webinar occurred on February 27th.

Webinar Recording [Requires Adobe Connect (free)] PowerPoint Slides (PDF, 36 pages)

Description:

Self-direction is a model for organizing supports in which the participant manages an individual budget to purchase for a variety of services and goods used to facilitate their recovery journey.

This webinar starts with an introduction to Self Directed Care (SDC), including a brief history and the places that are testing it out. There are three perspectives shared:

Bevin Croft, MPP, PhD – Research Associate at the Human Services Research Institute. The research that has been done, preliminary results here and in England. Future directions in research and funding for research.

Julie Schnepp – has participated in the Consumer Recovery Investment Fund Self Directed Care Program for the last seven years. During this time she has become a Certified Peer Specialist with additional training in working with youth and young adults, older adults, forensics, LGBTQA+ and more.

Pam Werner – Manager with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

Resource of the Week

Measuring the Promise: A Compendium of Recovery Measures

One of a series of materials produced by the Evaluation [email protected] This compendium provides a resource of current recovery and recovery-related instruments for adult mental health system stakeholders to use in research and evaluation particularly towards the end of identifying evidence-based practices. [Click to view Measuring the Promise (PDF – 7,917KB, 254 pages)]

NEC Now Hosting Empower! Radio Show

Dan Fisher and Oryx Cohen are now hosting a monthly radio show on Unity Radio, WUTY 102.9 FM, Worcester’s Community Connection! Be sure to check out the latest episode!

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