CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|May 18, 2020||May 19, 2020
Free Webinar: The Importance of Cultural Diversity, Equity, and Intersectionality in Peer Work
May 19, 2020 –
n this webinar we will be discussing the importance of cultural diversity, equity, and intersectionality in doing peer work, specifically within peer-run organizations. When we fail to include diverse voices and recognize that mental health can look quite different depending on where you come from and your unique experiences, the quality of peer work is severely diminished. On the flip side, when we look through the lens of inclusion, there is so much to be learned about our collective and individual mental health from the wide range of experience and culture that makes up humanity . Having this awareness enhances peer work because then we are able to go beyond our own experience and what has worked for us and our own culture, and support others to find their own paths. In the webinar, we will go over the meaning of all of these concepts in more detail and take a look at where we have been and where we hope to go.
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MIA Online Parent Support Groups: Parents of Children of All Ages, U.S./Canada
May 19, 2020 –
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, U.S. Mountain Time
January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7
|May 20, 2020
Free Webinar: Peer Respites - Research and Practice
May 20, 2020 –
Peer respites are short-term, voluntary crisis programs staffed by people with lived experience of emotional distress and mental health challenges, where individuals in crisis can receive care in a home-like, compassionate environment. Peer respite centers can be utilized as a diversion from psychiatric hospitalization or as a supplemental support in addition to traditional mental health services. In this webinar, presenter Morgan Pelot will discuss the research on the effectiveness of peer respites and the evidence supporting them. Presenter Sae Kim will discuss a practical application of this literature at the Monarch House, a peer respite in Wisconsin. Sae will also cover how peer respites are responding to COVID-19 and how these crisis services are valuable during this time of quarantine.
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