Save the date! On 11 June 2009, a half-day training will be held in Eugene, Oregon by the Opal Training Institute. Presenters will teach attendees how to build on the success of the Opal Network locally and state-wide. MindFreedom International is a sponsor of the Opal Training Institute.
|when||Jun 11, 2009
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
|where||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
|attendees||This event is meant for leaders and emerging leaders, especially:
** Mental health consumers.
** Psychiatric survivors.
** Cross-disability agencies.
** Cross-disability consumers.
** Any agency or professional who works with mental health clients.
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(At bottom of this calendar item find registration form. You may also download PDF of this two-page flyer, with registration form, by clicking here.)
Free Training in Eugene, Oregon
Building Alliances to AMPLIFY the Voice of Mental Health Clients:
Drawing on the Strengths of the Cross-Disability Movement to Empower Mental Health Consumers/Survivors
When: Thursday, 11 June 2009. This half-day training is from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Where: Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – SPACE IS LIMITED – Registration form at bottom.
- Intro by: Robert Bernstein, PhD Executive Director, Bazelon Center, Washington, D.C.
- Bjo Ashwill, MS, LPC – Counselor for Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA).
- Tracey Dumas, PhD – Psychiatric survivor, co-founder of Opal Network, founder of VALID: Violence and Abuse in the Lives of Individuals with Disabilities.
- David Oaks – Psychiatric survivor, and Director of MindFreedom International.
- Claire Seminara, MApc, CPRP – Mental Health Professional and Professional Counselor for LILA’s LAMHP program.
For two years, the Opal Network has met quarterly to support the empowerment and self-determination of Lane County mental health clients. This training is to teach attendees about this model of successful collaboration locally and state-wide.
This event is meant for leaders and emerging leaders, especially:
- Mental health consumers.
- Psychiatric survivors.
- Cross-disability agencies.
- Cross-disability consumers.
- Any agency or professional who works with mental health clients.
Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Sign interpreter service, assistive listening devices or alternative print format (Braille, large print or electronic) available with 72-hours notice.
Space is limited. While the event is free, pre-registration is required to attend. See registration form on next page. Deadline to pre-register: Friday, 5 June 2009, 5 pm.
For more information e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 541-345-9106.
Sponsoring Non-Profit Organizations:
** The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has, for three decades, been the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
** The Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA) is a cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization operating a center for independent living (CIL), including LAMHP: LILA Accessible Mental Health Program.
** MindFreedom International is an independent coalition open to all, led by mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors to win human rights and alternatives in mental health care.
** Opal Network
Free Training: Building Alliances to AMPLIFY the Voice of Mental Health Clients Thursday, 11 June 2009, from 1 pm to 5 pm
TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION you must fill out and return this brief form. Registration is free, but PLEASE let us know far in advance if you must cancel, because space is limited and we expect a waiting list. Training includes free materials, light refreshments and parking.
Deadline for the office to receive this registration is Friday, 5 June 2009, at 5 pm.
E-mail your registration to email@example.com, or postal mail to MFI; POB 11284; Eugene, OR 97440.
Your data will be kept private. We will do our best to notify you of future opportunities.
ORGANIZATION/AGENCY IF ANY:
YOUR MAILING ADDRESS:
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ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS: This is a wheelchair accessible event. If you need sign interpreter service, assistive listening devices, or print in alternative format (specify Braille, large print or electronic) please give 72-hour advance notice. Please describe accessibility needs here:
PLEASE PUT AN ‘X’ BY ALL THAT APPLY:
___ Mental health consumer or psychiatric survivor
___ With a cross-disability agency
___ Cross-disability consumer
___ Provider of services to mental health clients
___ Other (please describe)
OPTIONAL – IN A FEW WORDS, TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TRAINING:
Deadline to pre-register: Friday, 5 June 2009, 5 pm.
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