Upcoming Live Training

Advocacy 101: The Basics

Monday, February 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Intended Audience: Those in recovery from mental health challenges, trauma, and/or substance use who are new to systems advocacy and wish to learn more.

*** PLEASE NOTE: This training is limited to Virginia residents. You must be able to attend by computer. ***

MHAV’s Advocacy 101: The Basics focuses on advocacy at the state policy level to promote civic engagement among peers in recovery. The agenda introduces skills and tools that build confidence, encourage participation and speaking in public.

Format: This half-day live Zoom training is free of charge. There will be a one hour break for lunch. You must use a computer to attend. Space is limited.

Topics include: How and why to advocate, creating your message, communicating with your legislator

Facilitators: Heather Fossen, CPRS and Kevin Kelly, CPRS

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 4 at 5:00 pm EDT

On Demand Webinars

Trauma, Behavior and Shame:
The Road to Resilience

Trauma, Behavior and Shame: The Road to Resilience webinar examines the effects of traumatic experiences on one’s behavior, the feeling of shame that may result, and the promise of building resilience through self-awareness, empathy and self-care.

Format: This recorded Zoom webinar is free of charge and open to all. After registration, the course materials will be emailed to you.

Topics include: Trauma awareness, stress behavior, shame resilience, self-care

Facilitators: Heather Fossen, CPRS and Kevin Kelly, CPRS

VCB-approved for 1.5 hours after passing a short exam

PLEASE NOTE: Please be patient with us. The presentation begins at 9:18 into the webinar. Please get comfortable with a drink and some snacks while you wait or scrub ahead to get right to it. Thanks for watching!

My Life, My Choices:
Advance Directives as a Tool for Recovery

You are the expert on your life, including your medical and mental health care, but what happens when you cannot make decisions for yourself due to illness or injury? Who will make those important decisions then? We will discuss how you can prepare for the future and make sure you always have a voice in these important decisions.

Advance Directives are a legal document to direct your future health care if you become incapable of making an informed decision about your care. In this introduction to advance directives in Virginia, you will learn how they work and how to create one for yourself.

Format: This recorded Zoom webinar is free of charge and open to all.

Facilitator: Dana Traynham, Senior Attorney, disAbility Law Center of Virginia

PLEASE NOTE: Please be patient with us. The presentation begins at 9:18 into the webinar. Please get comfortable with a drink and some snacks while you wait or scrub ahead to get right to it. Thanks for watching!

Grief, Loss and Resilience

Grief, Loss and Resilience webinar examines the universal experience of grief and loss, reviews methods and approaches for coping, and discusses resilience skills that allow us to adapt and grow in response to painful and/or traumatic life events.

Format: This recorded Zoom webinar is free of charge and open to all. After registration, the course materials will be emailed to you.

Facilitators: Heather Fossen, CPRS and Kevin Kelly, CPRS

VCB-approved for 1.5 hours after passing a short exam