Webinar: 11/8 Peer Specialist Model Practice Spotlight, State Standardization and Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at Noon

Peer Model Spotlight Webinar

Topic: Growing Grassroots Peer Run Organizations


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.


SB 906 Peer Cert. VETOED! Persistence is key!

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.



Senator Beall's Response to SB 906 Veto.JPG

SB 906 Peer Certification, ON Governor’s Desk! Write Letters! Send Emails!

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 donna.campbell@gov.ca.gov
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!

Deep Dive Webinar Sept 13 Peer Certification SB 906

Don’t miss a Deep Dive Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 12 noon
State Peer Specialist Certification Bill

We will cover all the bill details, answer questions and discuss next steps! There will be no background information given as many previous webinars. If you need the background.
You only need to register once for this monthly webinar with your correct email. If you are registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join.

If not registered, please click on the following link or button below:


Last minute amendments to the bill did postpone the start dates and remove the unique peer billing option.
Now the bill requires the Governor’s Approval before it becomes law!
Contact Governor’s Legislative Health Aide, Donna Campbell,donna.campbell@gov.ca.gov
Did you know…
if a bill is not vetoed by the Governor within 12 days after transmittal, it automatically becomes LAW?
About CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinars
Quarterly Rotation of:
—State Peer Standardization Update
—Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS) NEW
—Spotlight on Model Peer Practices
  • Sep, Dec, Mar, June:
NEXT SEPT 13: State Peer Specialist Standardization Update
  • Oct, Jan, April, July: Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters
  • Nov, Feb, May, Aug.: Peer Model Spotlight

A TOOLKIT for Evaluating Programs Meant to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness (pdf article)


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.

A Resource: National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE)

About the Consortium

One of the greatest barriers to people in recovery is the stigma of mental illness.  Personal empowerment is one of the best ways to overcome the stigma.  The National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE) is a research group meant to promote recovery by understanding stigma and promoting empowerment.

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment Website

Information per Karin