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WRAP – Mary Ellen Copeland

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, is an evidence-based practice that is used worldwide by people who are dealing with mental health challenges as well as medical conditions. Diabetes, weight gain, pain management, addictions, smoking, and trauma are just some of the many life challenges that can benefit from WRAP. WRAP can also be used as a framework to guide relationships in peer support, recovery groups, agencies and organizations.

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Do You Know Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma

Brief one page overview of trauma and its affects and impact on those we may know. A simple informational reference related to trauma, it effects and healthy and unhealthy coping strategies.

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Changing the Course of Schizophrenia Through Early Detection and Intervention

An excellent article related to the emerging understanding of schizophrenia and an innovative care model developed for individuals with first-episode psychosis that aims to foster recovery and prevent disability. This model maintains that effective treatment targeting the early stages of illness has the greatest potential to limit the progression of the illness and maximize achievement of age-appropriate advances in social development, education, and functioning in the workplace.

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The Protective Factors Framework

Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach; parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. A brief overview and description of these protective factors.

Sequential Intercept Model

Developed by Mark R. Munetz, MD, and Patricia A. Griffin, PhD, the Sequential Intercept Model provides a conceptual framework for communities to organize targeted strategies for justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness.

NEW!! Supervision in the Peer World and Beyond

Did you wake up one day and become a supervisor or coordinator? Often in small non-profits, employees who do a good job aremoved into leadership positions without much training. This training and workshop will give you the framework you need to knowto become an effective supervisor. All tools and systems given in the training can be adapted to your organization. Need amakeover? Feeling burnt out or realizing your current style isn’t working? Come get re-energized with us.

7 hour training and workshop-CEU’s Pending

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NASMHPD’s webinar on Measuring the Impact of Early Intervention Programs for First Episode Psychosis: Experiences and Lessons Learned from Oregon and Maryland

As a part of its on-going effort to support States in the implementation of the 5% set-aside in the Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA has asked NASMHPD and NRI to host quarterly webinars that focus on measuring the impact of early intervention initiatives. This quarter’s webinar is designed to highlight examples from two states that have been operating First Episode Psychosis programs for several years. The session is intended to generate discussion and thinking regarding different strategies for data collection and impact measurement when implementing such programs.

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Ken Minkoff, PhD (Consultant)

Kenneth Minkoff, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry. He is a dedicated community psychiatrist, currently a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in addition to his work with ZiaPartners. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on recovery-oriented integrated services for individuals and families with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and health conditions, plus other complex needs (trauma, housing, legal, disability, parenting, etc.). He is also a leading national expert on the development of welcoming, recovery-oriented integrated systems of care for such individuals, through implementation of a national consensus best practice model for system design: the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC).

Six Core Strategies to Reduce the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Planning Tool

Recommend for use as a template of checklist that guides the design of a seclusion and restraint (S/R) reduction plan that incorporates the use of a prevention approach, includes the Six Core Strategies to reduce the use of S/R described in the NASMHPH curriculum, and ascribes to the principals of continuous quality improvement.

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The Role of Intermediary Organization in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

The article focuses on the seven major roles of the intermediary organization including: consultation; best practice and model development; quality assurance and improvement; outcome evaluation and research; and policy and systems development

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