This photo was taken at an Emotional CPR training we held in Salem, Oregon in October, which was delivered in Spanish. Los entrenadores de ECPR Érica Ruvalcaba-Heredia y María Ostheimer, con Lisa Parks
Re-Awaken Australia, sponsored in part by the National Empowerment Center, will take place April 8 to April 12, 2019 and is now accepting registrations!
The Inaugural Re-Awaken Australia event is hosted by HUMANE Clinic and global partners, the National Empowerment Center (US) and Digital Eyes Film (US). Re-Awaken Australia will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from April 8th
This photo is of the Emotional CPR training participants from the two-day certification training that took place in Poland in October of 2018. Emotional CPR or eCPR is the core training developed by the National
In a recent episode of the Road to Recovery Television Series, Oryx Cohen joins a panel discussion on the importance of developing a sense of purpose. A 2008 study published in the American Journal of
Today we’d like to introduce you to Oryx Cohen. Oryx, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. My parents met on
Archive Now Available!
Recovery Dialogues: An Avenue for Culture Change in Psychiatric Hospitals
Also available as a PDF [1.5MB, 33 pages]
Mental health peer leaders are partnering with hospitals through Recovery Dialogues in an attempt to shift the culture and enhance recovery. Specifically, this webinar features 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 learn about:
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 was interactive and included audience participation, as we would like the webinar to serve as an example of an online Recovery Dialogue in action.
We encouraged both people with lived experience and professionals to register for this important webinar.
Oryx Cohen, COO, National Empowerment Center
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
Webinar Archive Now Available!
Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting
This webinar occurred on February 27th.
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
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!