CIL-NET Presents… A Brand-New National Onsite Training
As consumer-controlled, cross-disability organizations, CILs have a duty not just to provide services to consumers with psychiatric disabilities, but to ensure that they are an integral part of the organization: on staff, on the board, providing leadership and peer support. Every CIL serves people with psychiatric disabilities, whether they realize it or not. But there’s a lot of work between serving a few consumers and developing the staff competencies, peer support, and funding necessary for an exemplary approach. Let us help you improve and expand your work with people with psychiatric disabilities with a framework for inclusion and program development. Our presenters will give you the skills and knowledge to conceptualize, build, and implement an outstanding mental health program at your CIL. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for your Center. Sign up today!
By the end of this training, participants will learn:
- The role of CILs in serving people with psychiatric disabilities
- An overview of the Mental Health System
- Philosophical reasons for a CIL to get involved
- What CILs need to know about involuntary treatment
- How CILs can confront prejudice, fear, and discrimination
- How to ensure meaningful involvement of consumers/survivors
- Steps involved in planning and implementing programs
- Strategies for gaining board of directors and staff buy-in
- Promising practices shared by centers with successful programs
- How to address potential barriers and gaps
- How to build relationships with survivors and other stakeholders
- Funding streams available to expand and finance services
- Ways to build staff competencies
- Steps to establish and manage contracts, set rates, and maintain relationships with funders
This training will provide strategies to confront discrimination related to mental health in the independent living field, and identify steps in planning and implementing programs in centers and the necessary funding needed to serve individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Executive Directors, Board Members, Program Managers and staff at centers interested in expanding services for people with psychiatric disabilities would benefit most from this training.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Front Desk Phone: (410) 385-3000
For reservations, please call Marriott at 800.228.9290 by May 11, 2015 or use our custom link. The discounted group rate is $199.00 / night for single / double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Be sure to mention IL-NET Training when making your reservation to receive the group rate.
Meet Your Presenters
Mike Bachhuber: Executive Director, Independent Living Council of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Mike has worked in disability rights since 1997 and previously worked for an IL Center in Wisconsin, in addition to the state’s Protection and Advocacy System. As a consumer, Mike sat on and chaired the state’s Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and served as a founding Board member for its Mental Health Consumer Network. He currently devotes time to organizing the civil rights efforts of the National Council on Independent Living as Co-chair of its ADA/Civil Rights Subcommittee. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Daniel Fisher: Executive Director, National Empowerment Center, Lawrence, MA
Dan is a person who has recovered from schizophrenia. He is one of the few psychiatrists in the country who publicly discusses his recovery from mental illness. He is a role model for others who are struggling to recover, and his life dispels the myth that people do not recover from mental illness. His recovery and work in the field were recognized by his selection as a member of the White House Commission on Mental Health. He received his B.A. from Princeton University, his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and M.D. from George Washington University. Dan is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. Dan is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Kathie Knoble-Iverson: Executive Director, Independent Living Resources, La Crosse, WI
Kathie was part of a five year grassroots effort to establish Independent Living Resources, Inc. in a 13 county area of southwest Wisconsin. She has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Administration, and has been the Executive Director of Independent Living Resources (ILR) for 20 years.
PRESENTED BY CIL-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).