Register NOW: Grow & Sustain Webinar Series Starts July 18, 12-1pm

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Designed to increase, grow and sustain Peer Run Programs & Organizations throughout California, subject matter experts will present 4 times a year on topics including:
• Organizational Assessment • Mission, Vision & Values
• Boards and Governance • Ethics & Accountability
• Strategic Planning • Fundraising & Grants
• Financial Planning for Growth & Sustainability
You only need to register once for this series with your correct email, and you will be reminded automatically before each webinar.

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You only need to register once for this monthly webinar series with your correct email. If you have already registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join.

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“Leading & Supervising by Peer Values”
This workshop will present an evidence-based practice of trauma-informed supervision based on peer support values, to strengthen supervision relationships, elevate performance and increase awareness, motivation and autonomy.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify core components of performance-based trauma-informed supervision.
  2. Participants will identify 5 strategies to build trust and accountability in supervision relationships.

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Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) 3 part series

Bringing Recovery Supports to
Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)
Session 1, July 24
Session 2, July 31
Session 3, August 7

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SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join a three-part virtual learning series focusing on recovery supports for people considering or using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) or co-occurring disorders.

MAT leads to better treatment outcomes than behavioral therapies alone. There is strong evidence that combining MAT with recovery support services improves outcomes for people with OUD. Peer support workers are uniquely positioned to provide recovery support services. They offer lived experience of recovery from substance use disorders, mental health conditions, or both, and have specialized training to support people seeking recovery.

  • Session one of the Living Proof series will examine the neurobiology of OUD and share information about three medications commonly used to treat this disorder. Presenters will highlight important considerations for people with co-occurring disorders who are considering using MAT or currently using this treatment approach.
  • Session two will examine peer-delivered recovery supports for people using MAT.
  • Session three will explore the role of peer support workers in engaging and supporting people with OUD who are considering the use of MAT.

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You may register for individual sessions or the series

In each session, presenters will address common misperceptions about MAT; provide current, accurate information; and recommend ways to learn more and educate others about OUD, co-occurring disorders, and MAT.

The presenters will share information and strategies that strengthen peers’ ability to provide:

  • peer recovery supports for people considering MAT, including identifying goals, determining individual preferences, and using an informed decision-making process;
  • peer recovery supports for people with OUD who currently use MAT; and
  • appropriate strategies to apply important considerations for people with co-occurring disorders who are considering using MAT.

Join us for these free, interactive virtual events moderated by Steven Samra, BRSS TACS Deputy Director, and Devin Reaves, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition.

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You may register for individual sessions or the series

Session 1, July 24: Neurobiology of OUD and Medications for OUD: Implications for Co-occurring Disorders”

Presenters:
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale and an attending physician at Connecticut Mental Health Center
David Marcovitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Session 2, July 31: Delivering Recovery Supports to People with OUD Who Are Participating in MAT”

Presenters:
Brooke Feldman, President, Sparking Solutions LLC
Carlos Hardy, MHS, Founder and Executive Director, Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities
Amelia Murphy, Peer Recovery Coach Educator and Medication-Assisted Recovery Support (MARS) Trainer
Rollin Oden, MD, MPH, Director, CCH-WAGEES Program, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Session 3, August 7: Delivering Recovery Supports to People with OUD Who Are Considering MAT”

Presenters:
Sharon LeGore, Founder and President, MOMSTELL
David Marcovitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Sara Schade, Executive Director, Unlimited Alternatives

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You may register for individual sessions or the series.
Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.

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Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS) Thursday July 11 noon

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You only need to register once for this monthly webinar series with your correct email. If you have already registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join
Join or Register for CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinar Thursday July 11, 2019; 12 noon
This Month: Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters–PS4PS
Co-facilitator:
  • Brian K. Hollander
  • Program Manager, Independent Living Resource Center, Inc., Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties See Bio
About CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinars:
CAMHPRO’s monthly Peer Webs are a quarterly rotation of a Spotlight with a Guest Presenter of Model Peer Support Practices, Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS) with a Guest Co-Facilitator, and Updates on CA Peer Specialist Standardization.
THANKS TO THE CO-FACILITATOR VOLUNTEERS!
Schedule:
  • Aug, Nov, Feb, May:
    • Peer Model Spotlight—Next August 8
    • Topic to be determined on July 11
    • Co-facilitator Needed
  • Sep, Dec, Mar, June:
    • State Peer Standardization–Next September 12
    • Co-facilitator: Linda Ketterer, NAMI San Diego
  • Oct, Jan, April, July:
    • Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS)–Next October 10
    • Co-facilitator: Sarah Bonderer, Sunrays of Hope, Modoc County

SB 10 passed 15 – 0 out of the Assembly Health Committee

VOTE: 15-0

Dear supporters,

Thank you so much for your amazing show of support today for peer certification. The testimony from moved us all, and each one of you made a difference by showing up. The next step is Assembly Appropriations Committee!

I will let you know as soon as we have a date. Thank you for all you do!

Carrie Holmes
Legislative Director
Senator Jim Beall
(916) 651-4015
Carrie.Holmes@sen.ca.gov

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Peer Action League of California (PAL) New Website Page with Details and Applications ~ Join Us ~

Peer Action League of California (PAL) The California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) is proud to create the Peer Action League of California (PAL). PAL will be advisory to and the action arm of CAMHPRO. PAL is supported by the Statewide Consumer Network Grant under the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSAthat spans from April 1, 2019 to March 30, 2022.

Intro to PAL  A 23 page PDF/Power Point that was
originally shared in a CAMHPRO webinar
June 26, 2019

VISIT OUR NEW PAL PAGE and JOIN US TODAY

SB10 Peer Certification Assembly Health Committee 1:30 room 4202

July 2 at 1:30 pm
1315 10th St
Room 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

THIRD READING HISTORY
SENATE RULES COMMITTEE:
Office of Senate Floor Analyses (916) 651-1520
Fax: (916) 327-4478

Bill No: SB 10
Author: Beall (D), et al.
Amended: 5/17/19
Vote: 21

SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE: 9-0, 3/27/19 AYES: Pan, Stone, Durazo, Grove, Hurtado, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Rubio

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: 6-0, 5/16/19 AYES: Portantino, Bates, Bradford, Hill, Jones, Wieckowski

SUBJECT: Mental health services: peer support specialist certification

SOURCE: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors  ~ Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission ~ Steinberg Institute

Message from Senator Beall’s Office

Dear supporters,

Thank you so much for your patience- we have a new Assembly Health committee date for SB 10- Tuesday July 2 at 1:30 pm in room 4202. We will be up first. Please come and show your support- this will be our last policy committee hearing and we want it to be big!

Thank you to all who have sent letters!

CAMHPRO Seeks Talented, Diverse Peers for Part-Time Positions

CAMHPRO Seeks Talented, Diverse Peers for
Part-Time Positions
#1 Qualification: To be a person with personal lived experience of behavioral health (mental health &/or substance use/abuse) challenges in recovery.
The positions are very part-time, at 5 hours per week, and are independent contractor positions, paying $20/hour.
Cover letters and resumes accepted by:
Director of Training & Employment, Karin Lettau, at klettau7@gmail.com or
Executive Director, Sally Zinman, atsallyzinman@gmail.com
Deadline: July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
If you are interested in applying, please review the Job Descriptions and Qualification by clicking on the Job Title below