This is a free webinar you can view either live now, or later via archive. Co-presenters are Nancy Snider and David Oaks, both of the board of directors of OCSC (Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition). David Oaks is also executive director of MindFreedom International. Nancy Snider directs Project Able.

when Sep 30, 2011
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center Presents:

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“Coalition Building 101 for Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric
Survivors: Finding Common Ground with Each Other and Allies”

Friday, September 30, 2011
11am – 12:30pm Pacific / 2pm – 5:30pm Eastern

Founding Board Members of the Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition will
facilitate a hands-on webinar discussing:

   * Types of coalitions and initial steps in coalition building

   * Finding common ground among diverse groups run by mental health

consumers and psychiatric survivors

   * Reaching out to allies such as the cross-disability community

and supportive family members

   * Lessons learned from the Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition’s

experience starting a coalition from scratch with few resources

   * “Floating all boats” when groups may be competing for the same


   * Obstacles to sustaining a coalition and how to address them

   * Action steps to take in building and/or sustaining a coalition

in your own region

To receive an invitation to register for this webinar, e-mail

 with “Coalition Building” in the subject line.


Nancy Snider

Board Member, Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition

Executive Director, Project ABLE

Nancy is a mental health consumer/survivor/family member/human being.

She has done mental health advocacy coalition building since 1985.

David Oaks

Board Member, Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition

Executive Director, MindFreedom International

David identifies as a psychiatric survivor community organizer who has

been doing coalition building work since 1976.

This will webinar will be presented live via teleconference and web

interface. The 90-minute module will provide ample time for questions

and discussion.

This presentation is made possible by grant funding from SAMSHA.

Grant #: 1HR1SM059955-01