Demystifying the Peer Workforce Workshop (Wichita Falls)
August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 4:30 pm
Demystifying the Peer Workforce is a 2-day workshop offered by Via Hope in partnership with the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and Vernon College. The workshop is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the role of Mental Health Peer Specialists, the value they add to the organizations where they work, and common challenges experienced when implementing peer support services in traditional mental health provider settings. Participants will come away with a greater appreciation of how peer support services and clinical services can complement one another and an awareness of how to effectively promote peer support services within their organization.
The target audience for this interactive workshop is administrators, supervisors, and clinical staff that want to promote collaboration across roles to effectively promote recovery within mental health service settings. Peer specialists are encouraged to attend to participate in conversations about implementation at their agency, but should expect basic information about peer services that is already familiar to them.
Date and Time: August 7-8, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm both days
Location: Vernon College Century City Center
4105 Maplewood Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Food: Coffee, water and light snacks provided. Participants will be responsible for lunch on their own. There are multiple restaurant options nearby.
Fees: No registration fee (Participants responsible for own travel/lodging)
11 CEU’s (including 3hrs Ethics) provided to a variety of clinical and peer professionals (at no cost to participants)