Delaware County CPS Monthly News & Updates
Articles, publications, and events of interest from the community and several updates on upcoming trainings and meetings for Delaware County CPS.
Articles, Publications, and Events from the Community
Save the Date! Alternatives 2018 Is Planned for July 29-August 3 in Washington, DC!
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) is proud to host Alternatives 2018, which will be held July 29 through August 3, 2018, at Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. “Catholic University was chosen as the location because it is in our nation’s capital, is economical, and is known to have a commitment to justice and the common good,” said conference chair Anthony Fox. The conference theme is “On Our Own, Transforming the Future Together”—as both an homage to the seminal work by the late movement leader Judi Chamberlin and in recognition of the fact that this will be a “people’s Alternatives,” funded entirely through registration fees and donations. “We will be ‘on our own’ again, connecting to the roots of our movement,” Fox said. “We will be free and empowered to express our unique voices, to learn from each other in the spirit of self-help, mutual support, and the principles of recovery in action, with the goal of living full and independent lives in the community.” College dorm rooms (with single beds and private bathrooms) will be available for an affordable price, and three buffet-style meals a day will be in the college dining hall. All meeting rooms are ADA-accessible; some accessible dorm rooms can be reserved. There is a Metro stop on campus; parking is also available. There are several hotels a few Metro stops away. More information will be available soon at www.ncmhr.org! Questions? Write info@ncmhr.org .

Doors to Wellbeing to Host Free Webinar on “Self-Care for the Peer Specialist”
On January 30, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET, Doors to Wellbeing will host a free webinar on “Self-Care for the Peer Specialist.” “Workshop participants will learn to define mental health and wellness for themselves, understand how their mental health and wellness affects their work as a peer specialist, and develop personal tools for improving and maintaining mental health and wellness.” For more information and to register, click here .

Full Disclosure: When Mental Health Professionals Reveal Their Mental Illness at Work
“Results from a survey conducted by Temple University Collaborative associates suggest that mental health staff who have mental health issues and work as therapists, counselors, case managers, etc. (i.e., non-peer-specialist roles) report positive and supportive responses from their colleagues following disclosure,” the TU Collaborative writes. “However, many also acknowledged their own fears of and/or experiences with workplace discrimination and a ‘social distancing’ of colleagues following disclosure or after requests for workplace accommodations. Take a look at this publication to review the survey results and see what policy, program, and practice initiatives you can implement to build even more welcoming work environments within our mental health community for all.” To download the free eight-page publication, Full Disclosure: When Mental Health Professionals Reveal Their Mental Illness at Work, click here.
Upcoming Trainings for Delaware County CPS
COAPS: Peer Support for Aging Populations (CE 107)
2/6/18 - 2/8/18 9:00am - 5:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Please complete the application to apply: https://mhaspwufoo.wufoo.com/forms/pqz84rg0t4ybg1/
The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Working with Justice Involved Individuals (CE 101)
3/13/18 - 3/14/18 9:00am - 5:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Please complete the application to apply: https://mhaspwufoo.wufoo.com/forms/p4ucybw1rr9lya/
The application deadline is February 27, 2018.

CPS Training (CPS 200)
4/2/2018 - 4/6/2018, 4/16/2018 - 4/20/2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Please complete the application here to apply.
The application deadline has been extended to January 26, 2018.

WRAP Seminar II: WRAP Facilitator (CPS 202)
5/7/2018 - 5/11/2018 9:00am -5:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper darby, PA 19082
Please complete the application to apply: https://mhaspwufoo.wufoo.com/forms/x1hdq4xo1tzhnyt/
The application deadline is April 23, 2018.
Upcoming Community Meetings for Delaware County CPS
Peer Support Learning Community Meetings
1/24/18 12:00 - 2:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

2/28/18 12:00 - 2:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

3/28/18 12:00 - 2:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

4/25/18 12:00 - 2:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

5/23/18 12:00 - 2:00pm
7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082