He Veterans Cultural Engagement Training, offered by the WA State Department of Veterans Affairs’ Counseling and Wellness Program, sheds light on the world that military veterans come from, highlights the challenges veterans face in transitioning from “Battlemind to Homemind”, and offers a meaningful discussion about how an individual or organization can create an environment in which veterans can find their “second mission.” For those of us who served in the military, this training might provide a better understanding of how our experiences in the military impact our work and personal lives. For those who did not serve, it can provide insight into how your response to a veterans’ perspective or reaction can help you resonate and connect with them.
We strive to empower dads to be more fully engaged in their families life, and to become an equal participant in their child’s journey to recovery. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and that village must include dads.
Ever been told you should journal about it and thought that’s not for me or I don’t know how? What is so great about journaling anyway? There are so many ways to journal and I bet I can find a way that will work for you. Come experience journaling in a whole new way.
Telling your story, sharing my story to recovery along with do's and don'ts of sharing yourstory as a peer; along with the cultural relation of storytelling in native American culture.This presentation brings together James' history as a native American, entertainer, anddual diagnosis recoveree into the spotlight with different views on storytelling and thevalue to be had from sharing your story.
By being individually produced and counterculture in nature, there is no specific way tocreate or use zines. However, I propose a short and fun workshop in which we look atsome effective zines throughout history, explore some best practices for using andcreating zines for use in the mental health arena, and try it out ourselves by making ourown zine together.
Panelists will share their experience making connections in our peer community; having the confidence to reach out; seeking out and participating in mentorship opportunities; and the practical strategies and tools that they have used throughout making connections in our highly collaborative peer community.
Calling all presenters!