Northwest Credible Messenger is a regional Capacity Building arm of the National Credible Messenger Mentoring Movement (CM3). Our goal is to build bridges of opportunity for our Black and Brown communities statewide through Capacity Building – Teaching the tools to build a seat at the table, Policy Advocacy – Building acumen for lasting transformative change,and Positive Youth Justice – Investing in the next generation of Black and Brown leadership.
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.
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.
Not so much a "how to", rather I draw from my lived experience of what I call my evolutionary journey of becoming who I am, finding myself in the culture and language of my own people, and then bringing that my work with Native peers. Providing culturally competent peer support services in tribal communities.
We are going to talk about the SPARK Peer Learning Center. We will give a brief history of how SPARK began and is a Youth run and Led Organization. SPARK started at a alternative high school in Pasco Washington and has grown over the past five years.
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