Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Upcoming Webinar: Increasing Consumer Involvement in Homeless Programs

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - A Life in the Community for Everyone: Behavioral Health is Essential to Health, Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover
Upcoming Webinar: Increasing Consumer Involvement in Homeless Programs
September 12, 2012 | 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time | Register Now
Increasing Consumer Involvement in Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Homeless Programs
SAMHSA promotes consumer involvement in the delivery of behavioral health services and has helped to make services for people with mental, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders more responsive to their individual needs. This webinar will provide an opportunity for grantees and the greater audience to hear presenters who have experience with meaningful consumer involvement in planning, implementing, and assessing services for people experiencing homelessness and mental and/or substance use disorders. Presenters will share their experience in the areas of consumer/tenant advisory boards, recovery coaches working within homeless services, and consumers as evaluators.
Four presenters will address the following learning objectives:
  • Increase understanding of how to engage consumers in working in the areas of behavioral health in a more meaningful and productive manner.
  • Build capacity of consumers to participate/work in the field of substance abuse and/or mental disorders, including training, technical assistance, and ongoing support that may be needed.
  • Identify three distinct roles consumers can play in the behavioral health field, each carrying different levels of commitment, skill, and interest.
  • Identify challenges that face consumers and their colleagues as they collaborate as
    co-workers in the field.
Register Now
*Please note: Registration will close at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on September 12.
Instructions To Join the Audio and Web Portions on the Day of the Event
Conference line: 888-995-9727
Participant passcode: RGRACE
Conference number: PW2714753
Audience passcode: RGRACE
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kathleen Hess at 518-729-1266 or

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