NC Practice Improvement Collaborative Conference on Community Inclusion

** UPDATE – Registration Check In begins at 8:30am – The training will begin at 9am and end at 4pm **

On February 20, the NC Practice Improvement Collaborative hosted a conference, Community Inclusion for Persons with Serious Mental Illness in North Carolina.  Attendees identified the need for a follow-up training in which they would learn specific inclusion strategies in the areas of transition age youth, peer support, employment, and recreation.  We have asked Dr. Mark Salzer to return as well as his colleague, Richard Baron, who recently released a toolkit, Jump-Starting Community Inclusion:  A Toolkit for Promoting Participation in Community Life.

We are asking registrants to assemble a team of 3-5 community members so that when you return to your home community, you will not only have momentum from participating in the conference and the beginning of a community inclusion plan, you will also have your team to move your work forward.  The team should consist of representatives from agencies/organizations such as an LME/MCO, a treatment provider agency, Consumer Family Advisory Councils (CFACs – state or local), consumer-run organizations, advocacy organizations (e.g., NAMI-NC or one of its many local NAMI affiliates, or one of several NC Centers for Independent Living, Disability Rights of NC, etc.).  Ideally, a peer support specialist or CFAC member would be included on the team.  As noted above, teams will learn specific strategies for implementing community inclusion for transition age youth, and in employment and recreation with the active engagement of peer support specialists.

Please make sure that all your team members register.  Space is limited so we need to know who we can count on to attend.  The headcount will also be used for the lunch.  If you find you cannot attend, please contact no later than May 16 so that I can let someone on the wait list know.  Thank you!

On May 23, registration check-in begins at 7:30a.  The training will begin at 8:30a and will end at 3:00p.

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Resources for the Conference:

Please download this toolkit before attending the conference, it will be the basis for the May 23rd conference.