Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Events of Interest
Bipolar Disorder Information Session: The Charles Kubly Foundation is funding a free information session on Bipolar Disorder on July 17th from 6-7:30 with a 5:30 dinner. The information session will consist of a panel that will discuss the challenges and opportunities of living with the disorder from the perspective of a person with lived experience, a mental health provider, and someone from the medical community. For more information please contact Adrienne at adrienne@mhawisconsin.org or 414-276-3122.
Transit 101: Transportation Session for People with Disabilities: IndependenceFirst is holding a free informational session July 25th 1-3pm specifically designed for people with disabilities, their family members, and service providers who would like to know more about Transit Plus and the Milwaukee County Transit System. For more information, contact Autumn Misko at (414) 226-8387 or via email at amisko@independencefirst.org. Registration is appreciated by July 17.
NAMI Crisis Intervention Partner Training: NAMI Greater Milwaukee is proud to offer the Crisis Intervention Partnership (CIP) educational training. This two-day training, taking place August 20-21, is targeted to meet the needs of personnel training within corrections, residential, vocational, medical and first responder settings. For more information contact Shirley Drakes at 414-344-0447 or shirleyd@namigrm.org.
BPDD SPARKS Grant: The purpose of SPARKS Grants is to develop local grassroots groups that will work on identified changes in their communities through grassroots community organizing. Priorities for 2013 SPARKS Grants include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on: Get Out The Vote (GOTV), state legislative issues, and local advocacy activities. For more information on the SPARKS grant, visit the grant page.
Poverty Matters! The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association will be holding its 2013 ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference September 25-26 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI. This conference brings together organizations and individuals committed to reducing poverty in communities across Wisconsin: community leaders, managers, front-line workers, Board members, human service professionals, educators and advocates. For more info, view their conference event page.
Opportunity to tell your story to a national audience: Genetic Alliance is partnering with Parent to Parent USA (P2P) and Family Voices (FV) to collect resources that will support individuals who wish to act as advocates on behalf of themselves, their families, or others living with the same condition. To date, they have collected over 240 resources that will help users build leadership, communications, outreach, and advocacy skills. The tools will be part of an accessible online toolkit, with advocacy resources grouped by topic area. If interested, please refer to our .pdf for more information.
2013 Summer Family to Family Course: Put on by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, this free, 6-week, course is for family caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. The course is taught by two trained family members and has had over 115,000 family members graduate from this national program! Classes will fill up quickly; call Shirley at 414-344-0447 or contact her via email for more information.
Parents in Partnership and Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment Training: Parents and other caregivers meet to share their family stories, challenges, joys, and triumphs of raising their children. The program assists parents in developing: communication skills, leadership skills, positive advocacy skills, collaboration skills, their own Community Action Plan. Youth and their parents will hear from speakers and take part in hands-on activities. To learn more about these free trainings, visit the registration page or contact Martha DeYoung.
The Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN) of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) monthly webinar series: This series was started by the Division to promote the work of the National Centers to MCHB’s grantees. These Centers provide resources for comprehensive, community-based, family-centered, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for children and youth with special health needs and their families. Meeting information can be found on their site.
Medicaid for Elderly, Blind, or Disabled (MA EBD). This May, come and learn from the experts about the different Medicaid programs that are available for adults who are elderly or with disabilities, and who may be eligible for which sub-program. RSVP to Heather Dummer Combs.
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