Wednesday March 27
Senate Health Committee Room 4203
Webinar A: Advocacy Basics
Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- What is advocacy, who are stakeholders and why advocate.
- Consumer roots of the law, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) and regulations for Stakeholder involvement in planning mental health services.
- A bird’s eye view of who the County decision-makers are and how you can participate.
- Access to basic terms and acronyms used in Behavioral Health and where you can go to find county contacts.
Webinar B: Best Community Planning Practices
Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Types of County meetings and various stakeholder participation or roles
- Meeting mechanics, culture and etiquette
- MHSA stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
- What to look for in county budgets and plans.
- More resources to become a meaningful stakeholder
Webinar C: Community Planning; How to Work It
Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- More on applying the MHSA community planning best principles & practices
- How you compose and give public comment.
- How you get on decision-making boards/councils.
- Next steps to being a meaningful stakeholder.
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at Noon
Peer Model Spotlight Webinar
Analuisa Orozco, Peer Specialist, MSW, LCSW, Founding Director,Living in Wellness Center, Adin, Modoc County. Living in Wellness recently received a grant to provide Equine (Horse) Therapy
Julie Prentice, Certified Peer Specialist (MA & FL) & Kathie Tunstall Lanatti, Peer LMFT, Co-Founders, Making Magic Happen-People Helping People, Petaluma, Sonoma County. Making Magic Happen-People Helping People provides services on a “Paying It Forward” model.
From Sally Zinman, Executive Director, CAMHPRO
Governor Brown has Vetoed SB 906. The consumer and larger mental health stakeholder community will pursue California state certification and, by all accounts, will have a better chance with a new Governor.
Persistence is the key to success, and essential to advocacy. Persistence and hope. We will have peer certification in California!
See the Governor’s veto message (below), which in my opinion, is not knowledgeable of the purpose or content of the bill.
Update SB 906 information. ON Governor’s desk. Officially received on September 12. He has a certain amount of days after he officially receives the bill to veto or approve the it. Only have about 10 days to influence the decision of the Governor. Write letters!
Contact Donna Campbell
Health Aide to the Governor firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax support for the bill to: 916-558-3177
SB906 Support Letter Sample Template 2.15.18:
This is a sample letter you can recreate and use for your own purposes. Send letters! Email Donna!
Don’t miss a Deep Dive Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 12 noon
State Peer Specialist Certification Bill
If not registered, please click on the following link or button below:
- Sep, Dec, Mar, June:
- Oct, Jan, April, July: Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters
- Nov, Feb, May, Aug.: Peer Model Spotlight
INTRODUCTION OF PIECE
Anti-stigma programs have exploded in the United States as well as across the world in the past decade. Now needed is a more strategic approach to stigma change, consideration of evaluation strategies that demonstrate its effectiveness. An evidence-based approach has two purposes.
• Using carefully crafted methods and design, conduct efficacy and effectiveness data on individual anti-stigma approaches to inform policy makers about approaches that should be supported by public funds.
• Collect evidence that a specific approach has benefits in the setting in which it is being used. We would expect, for example, that Dr. Jones would use a depression measure like the Beck Depression Inventory overtime to demonstrate the amelioration of Ms. Smith’s disorder in response to a medication. So too is the need for collecting data over time that shows stigma decreases as a result of the anti-stigma approach; e.g., stigmatizing attitudes diminishes with a group of employers from the Rotary International in Evanston after they participate in the Personal Story Program” (PSP)1. Research and evaluation on all aspects of stigma and stigma change are only genuine and of value when stakeholders of all stripes…
– consumers, survivors and ex-patients – family members and friends
– service providers and administrators – other groups of advocates
– legislators and other government officials are included in the research. Participation here not only includes focus groups but also as active investigators in the research.
This toolkit provides measures that help advocates to examine the impact of anti-stigma approaches at the local level; for example, whether employer stigma changes after participating in In Our Own Voice (IOOV). These instruments also have value in more rigorous research meant to inform policy makers. Corrigan has the copyrights to all the measures and extends permission to use the measures in any way that promotes careful evaluation of stigma and stigma programs. Measures are provided here so that they might be directly copied and handed out to research participants.
by Patrick Corrigan, Illinois Institute of Technology. Note: Revised February 3, 2012
This work was made possible by grants MH62198-01 and MH085981 for the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, plus MH66059-01 and AA014842-01 with P. Corrigan, P.I. All the materials herein solely represent the research and subsequent opinion of the P.I.