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Go to check out what I’ve got in the cooker at: DC RECOVERY NETWORK

Here’s a quick peek at what is on our Calendar of Events:


Fall 2015  Opportunities

Washington | DC The DCRN CPS NETWORK BROWN BAG LUNCHEON SERIES, Wednesday, November 3, 2015 @ 1231-B Good Hope Road, DC 20020 [Thurs., Nov. 19 11:30 – 1; Thurs., Dec. 3 11:30 – 1: Thurs., Dec. 16 11:30 – 1; 

Washington | DC Drop In Open Door Wed., Nov 4 10-4; Wed, Nov 11 10-4; Wed., Nov 18 10-4; Wed., Nov 25 10-4; Wed., Dec. 2 10-4; Wed., Dec 9 10-4; Wed., Dec. 16 10-4; Wed., Dec. 23, 10-4; 

Washington | DC LGBT Health & Wellness Initiative and Dialogues, Tues., Nov. 10, 12-2; @ 1231-B Good Hope Road, DC 20002 Contact for more info: jen@thecampbellcenter.org*

Washington | DC  Nonviolent Communication Dialogue and Book Study with Capital NVC,

Adams Morgan DC NV Communication Practice Group

NEW practice group in Adams Morgan! This will be a peer-led practice group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, starting January 2015. If you’re interested in embarking on an NVC adventure with a small group of eager newbies, please contact Chelsey via chelsey@chelseyjersak.com

Washington | DC WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP) 1.0 – 4.0, November 16-18, NAMI DC 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Refreshments Provided, At NAMI DC, 422 8th Street SE, 2nd Floor, DC  20003, Please RSVP with jen@thecampbellcenter.org*

Washington | DC WHOLE HEALTH ACTION MANAGEMENT (WHAM) 9 Week Series, November 24, 2015, Washington | DC Location Being Confirmed 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Refreshments Provided, Please RSVP with jen@thecampbellcenter.org* go to https://wiggio.com/?#tpl=posts_2210592 for full schedule

Washington | DC  LGBTQ Health & Wellness Initiative and Dialogues 1.0, Tuesday, Nov 10, 12-2 @ Bhive, Please RSVP, with jen@thecampbellcenter.org*


Washington | DC    COMING SOON! | BRSS TAC TBA Region III Collaborative Training on Core Competency and Foundational Application (DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Virginia)

Clemmons | North Carolina  7th Annual One Community In Recovery Conference on LGBT Health and Wellnessin Clemmons, North Carolina, November 11-13, 2015

Potomac | Maryland  Peer Leadership, Development & Recovery Conference, November 12-14, 2015

Dover | Delaware  November 30-December 2    Hearing Voices Network Facilitator Training, For Registration and Information, please contact jen@thecampbellcenter.org

Washington | DC  Campbell Center and DCRN THANKSGIVING GRATITUDE LUNCHEON, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1:30 – 2, @ the Bhive Conference Room, 1231-B Good Hope Road, DC 20020


Charlotte | North Carolina  May 17-18, 2016

The National Trauma Conference

 * [Please email Jennifer Padron, Project Director at jen@thecampbellcenter.org  for individual training & meeting logistics information]


US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon

It is in my opinion, speaking as a person with shared lived experience and as a Certified Peer Specialist with my fingers in the water of US Peer initiatives, that we’re on an exciting pathway that is entirely Spirit led.

I was recently at AltCon15 in Memphis | Tennessee that Peer Link and MHA of Oregon hosted and brava to the Team!

Dr. Jessica Wolf (Yale University), Erme Mahla (MHASP) and I co-presented Education 2.0! which is a pendium workshop length presentation on the educational opportunities leverageable for CPS, RC and CHW. Nice work together.

I will be providing my collateral knowledge nationally within a sharp broadband environment this Fall 2015 and Winter 2016.

My interest in the US Peer Workforce is simple. It’s about Jobs, stupid. The economy of life and saving lives.

For more information, email me directly at jennifermpadron@gmail.com.

US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon

The Certified Peer Specialist: Role & Action in Crisis Intervention

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I will be writing, here, about the functional components for a discerning intentionally driven and mutual peer-based Certified Peer Specialist’s portfolio of peer services deliverables within the behavioral health crisis intervention role(s) when BH is co-located with PH in a fully integrated community public health model.

To include the following:

1.0 The Certified Peer Specialist work on a tag-team recovery and peer based triage team with co-supports providers;

2.0 Peer crisis response must be entirely peer-led or peer driven and be at least 100% CPS in order to provide care, supervised by a CPS, CPRP, QMHP.

3.0 1st Trauma Informed Responder to individual in crisis (e.g., experiencing a psychosis, ideating with plan) alongside Clinician;

4.0 Utilize peer self-directive strengths based Dialogue and emotional CPR (Fisher & Spiro, 2013); for crisis intervention and de-escalation;

5.0 Peer to Peer Supports (e.g., Behavioral Health, Physical Health and Wellness Coaching Supports, Public Health (e.g., HIV/AIDS/HCV/STD), continuum of care, integration, health and human services liaison, f2f care and peer support, family, community supportive integration and strengths building);

6.0 Warm Line;

7.0 Peer Respite Whole Health & Wellness Center;

8.0 Training required for CPS providing crisis and/or respite peer supports;

9.0 Documentation and Data Evaluation & Surveillance;

10.0 Capacity building;

11.0 Cultural attunity;

12.0 Medication optimization (e.g., Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy of An Epidemic” influenced work;

13.0 PBHCI BH + PH health and wellness solution peer supports;

14.0Silence Voice - 2012-10-30_172373_nature.jpg TRAUMA INFORMED CRISIS RESPONSE, WRAP, WHAM, IPS, eCPR

The Certified Peer Specialist: Role & Action in Crisis Intervention

Adam Slosberg | Destination Dignity March on Washington 2015 | Aug. 24 11AM

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August 16, 2015

Austin, Texas | From the Desk of Adam Slosberg, Managing Director, Beyond Today International


As you may have heard, on August 24th, 2015, there will be a very rare get together in Washington DC of people concerned with issues pertaining to mental health in America.

 “ Destination Dignity is a collaborative project for change and public engagement around mental health in America. The Destination Dignity march as its focus will bring people from around the world and nation together, with people affected by mental health conditions in the lead, to create energy and solidarity for a more supportive nation. It will consist of a kick-off rally at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and a march on the National Mall

Beyond Today International, and many of our compatriots, including On Our Own of Prince George’s County Maryland and Klein, Padron & Associates are coalition partners for his event, and many of us will speak.

Topics will include:

Social Justice
Dignity & Respect

An end to unconscionable levels of unemployment, incarceration, homelessness and suicide.

An end to underfunding of services, harsh practices, and fragmented “fail-first” systems that require a person to be in crisis in order to access help.

An end to a society in which people with mental health conditions die up to <25 years younger (29 years younger in Texas) than the rest of the population.


 Please click here for the Destination Dignity webpage and here for the Facebook group – we kick it off at 11:00 AM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

I look forward to seeing many of you and if you have any questions, please contact us.


 Adam Slosberg

Beyond Today International

Managing Director

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Adam Slosberg | Destination Dignity March on Washington 2015 | Aug. 24 11AM