November 12, 2022 9:25 AM

Dismantling racism and creating safe spaces for BIPOC peers

Peer support has been around since 1970 and was created for the mental health system. Unfortunately, all systems across the nation have been built on racism. Learn from two experts who will share their personal stories of navigating the peer movement through a BIPOC lensand how to create different avenues for peers who identify as BIPOC.

November 12, 2022 9:25 AM

Journal Your Journey

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.

November 12, 2022 9:25 AM

Strategies for Building Bridges and Networking with Confidence

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.

November 12, 2022 12:30 PM

Heart Folding for Healing

Healing hearts is an origami project for the mind and body. When folding it takes focus, patience, and practice to reach the goal of a single sheet folded figure or multi-unit design. In recovery, focus, patience, and practice is also relevant. 

November 12, 2022 12:30 PM

SPARK: Empowering and Strengthening Youth Peers Across Washington State

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.

November 12, 2022 12:30 PM

Veteran Culture Engagement

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.

November 12, 2022 2:00 PM

Peer Support In Tribal Communities

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.

November 12, 2022 2:00 PM

Making Zines for Mental Health

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.

November 12, 2022 2:00 PM

There is POWER In UNITY!

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.

November 12, 2022 3:05 PM

The Storyteller

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.

November 12, 2022 3:05 PM

Challenging fathers to become involved in their children's mental health care.

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.

November 12, 2022 3:05 PM


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