Alternatives Conference 2016

San Diego, California
September 19-23, 2016
Mental Health America of OregonPeerlink, a National Consumer Technical Assistance Center, is pleased to announce the dates for the Alternatives Conference 2016.


Alternatives Conference 2016 will be held in San Diego, California at the 
Town & Country Resort & Convention Center.
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Free Upcoming Webinar Series

Part 1-

Building a Peer Support Services System: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned - With Ally Linfoot

August 23, 2016 11:00-12:00 P.M. PT / 2:00-3:00 P.M. ET

Since 2010 Clackamas County, Oregon has worked to integrate peer supports with many of our systems providing services to individuals, youth/young adults, and families, collecting outcome data along the way. I would like to share how the Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division has worked with the peer community and stakeholders to successfully create a Peer Support Services System of Care.  This webinar will cover funding models, planning structures, relationships with system partners, and community involvement in design of the system.



Part 2 - 

Outcomes from the Clackamas County Peer Support Service System -With Ally Linfoot

September 13, 2016 11:00-12:00 P.M. PT / 2:00-3:00 P.M. ET

Over the last 6 years Clackamas County has integrated peer support services with mental health and addiction treatment services, corrections, child welfare, and other systems providing services to individuals, youth and young adults, and families.  We have collected outcome data all along the way. In 2015 we served more than 5000 individuals in Peer Support Services, nearly a 1000 more individuals than were served in mental health and addiction treatment services.  Our data includes the numbers and experience of services for adults, youth/young adults, and families with children involved in systems.



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