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June 2016

Tips, Tools and Trade Secrets

June 13, 2016 - June 15, 2016
Unnamed Venue, Buckingham, VA United States + Google Map
August 2016
Free

Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network Meeting

August 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liberty Center, 5801 Southpoint Center Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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Speaker: Amy Jindra, Coordinator for the Kenmore Club and Shane Stoner, Peer Specialist with RACSB Topic: RACSB Residential Programs Pizza, refreshments and bowling included! Please RSVP by Thursday August 18 to danielle.donaldson@mhav.org. (Space is limited) We welcome those with lived experience who are pursuing (or aspire to pursue) a career in the professional peer support workforce, regardless of certification status, field of focus, or work location. This includes Peer Support Specialists, Peer Recovery Coaches, WRAP Facilitators, etc. Share your knowledge…

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September 2016
$25

How Peer Support is Transforming Mental Health Care

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Mental Health America of Virginia believes in the power of peer support! A growing body of evidence demonstrates that peer support services are effective in supporting those in recovery from trauma, mental health and substance use challenges. Join us during National Recovery Month to learn how Virginia's peer recovery specialists are improving outcomes and transforming mental health care. Becky Sterling, DBHDS Director of Recovery Services, will share exciting developments in the advancement of peer support as a recognized profession in…

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October 2016
Free

Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network Meeting – Christiansburg (SW VA)

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lucie Monroe’s, 1600 Roanoke St, Ste B
Christiansburg, VA 24073 United States
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Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network

This meeting will be held at Lucie Monroe's in Christiansburg off I-81 Exit 118. Come network and learn with your local peer recovery workforce. https://www.facebook.com/LucieMonroes/ Speaker: Katrina Milburn, Mental Health Advocate, Peer Crisis Intervention Specialist and Community Contact Topic: How to connect with legislators and the media to enhance your advocacy efforts Refreshments and giveaways included! Please RSVP by Tuesday Oct 11 to danielle.donaldson@mhav.org. (Space is limited) We welcome those with lived experience who are pursuing (or aspire to pursue)…

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Free

Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network Meeting – Richmond (Central VA)

October 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Poe Museum, 1914-16 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network

Come network and learn with your local peer recovery workforce! This meeting will be held at The Poe Museum in Richmond. Please note the slight change in the usual time in order to accommodate the museum's operating hours. http://www.poemuseum.org/ This meeting will include a museum tour and a team-building exercise rather than a speaker/ presentation. After a performance of “The Tell Tale Heart,” participants are given evidence in a mock trial against the protagonist and are asked to determine if…

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November 2016

Support MHAV by Shopping at Alex and Ani

November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alex and Ani Short Pump Town Center, 11800 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233 United States
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Roots of Resiliency Recovery Education Workshop

November 29, 2016
Gloucester, VA United States + Google Map

***This is a special 1-day workshop!*** Roots of Resiliency focuses on new ways to relax, rejuvenate and explore alternative practices in healing for your recovery journey. Topics include: Mindfulness, self compassion and resiliency through movement, music and the arts

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December 2016

Consumer Empowerment and Leadership Training (CELT)

December 5, 2016 - December 8, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA United States + Google Map

Consumer Empowerment and Leadership Training (CELT), MHAV’s flagship educational program, is four days of workshops designed to give mental health consumers important tools for successful leadership and the skills to make your voice heard. This retreat is designed for those that are further along in their recovery and are contemplating involvement in their communities or in the workforce. Many organizations, facilities and localities are seeking consumers to join their boards, committees, and work groups to improve mental health services and focus on high quality…

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February 2017

Advocacy Recovery Education Retreat

February 6 - February 8
Richmond, VA United States + Google Map

MHAV’s Advocacy program is three days of workshops on advocacy at the state policy level and hands-on advocacy experience at the legislature to promote consumer civic engagement. The retreat focuses on skills and tools that build confidence, encourage participation and speaking in public. The program format is two days in class and a morning at the General Assembly in Richmond, meeting legislators and advocating together for mental health awareness.

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April 2017

Consumer Empowerment Leadership Training

April 24 - April 27
Harrisonburg, VA United States + Google Map

Consumer Empowerment and Leadership Training (CELT), MHAV’s flagship educational program, is four days of workshops designed to give mental health consumers important tools for successful leadership and the skills to make your voice heard. This retreat is designed for those that are further along in their recovery and are contemplating involvement in their communities or in the workforce. Many organizations, facilities and localities are seeking consumers to join their boards, committees, and work groups to improve mental health services and focus on high quality…

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