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Peer Training
June 30th Virtual Meeting
Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence
If you are a certified peer, don't forget to register for the upcoming (1) hour Diversity and Inclusion training on Cultural Competence. You will earn continuing education credits that can be used toward your recertification renewal.

The training agenda includes learning on a variety of cultural competency concepts.

To attend the meeting, please register via the link below. The training is scheduled for June 30th at noon. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Michael Krause, Executive Director, OhioPRO at
June is Pride Month in the United States. It’s a time when many LGBTQIA+ community members gather to celebrate their experiences, support one another, and advocate for equal rights and opportunities.

While there has been significant progress in promoting LGBTQIA+ rights and acceptance, LGBTQIA+ people continue to cope with stigma and discrimination.

Experiencing stigma, discrimination, and other sources of sexual and gender minority stress can take a toll on LGBTQIA+ community members’ mental health and well-being.

Substance abuse is also a significant problem among members LGBTQIA+ community. Statistics show that LGBTQIA+ adults are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs and almost twice as likely to suffer from a substance abuse disorder.

For LGBTQIA+ community members who face discrimination and social isolation, Pride events offer important opportunities for connection, support, and belonging. So let's support the LGBTQIA+ community and Celebrate Pride!
Register today for Ohio's 2022 Recovery Celebration: Growing Stronger Together! This year's event will be held at KEMBA Live! on June 28th from 11:30 to 5:30 and is free! The Recovery Celebration is brought to you by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. This fun-filled celebration is an event you won't want to miss.
OhioPRO partners with peer organizations to create Peer eLicensing/Certification Technical Assistance Hubs
Five peer organizations have partnered with OhioPRO and OhioMHAS to create technical assistance call centers for peers. These centers will be staffed by certified peer recovery supporters who will be available to answer any questions regarding the new eLicensing platform. They have received training so that they can provide information and answer any questions related to peer recovery supporter certification or recertification.
If you have any questions regarding eLicensing, certification, or recertification, please contact any of the individuals below. 
Emily Werner at (419)901-6558 or; Sandusky Artisans
Ashley Smithson at (937)528-6399 or; Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Andrea McCrate at (513)579-5416 or; The Recovery Center of Hamilton County
Richard Otto at (740)592-2690 or; The Gathering Place
Gary Krafthefer at (614)453-4841 or; The PEER Center

Each of the individuals above will be available to respond to questions from Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2pm. 
If you have any questions about contacting these individuals/organizations, please contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at
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Through our advocacy, outreach, and education initiatives, we are committed to being a champion for peer recovery organizations and peer support services for all individuals in recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder.
By helping others see the value of peer support, we are giving everyone a better chance to recover.
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