The Summit County Peer Supporter Network (SummitPEERS) is a coalition of Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Supporter who reside or work in Summit County, Ohio. We aim to share information and opportunities, advocate for peer support, and professional development opportunities.
On March 7, 2023, the Epilepsy Association will host the first of four seminars via Zoom. The topic SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) will be presented by Dr, Martin Rossi from Summa Health. This is a free hour long seminar starts at noon. Click here to register. Also, March 26 is Purple Day, so be sure to wear purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy!
Surviving Infidelity: How to Help Callers Endure Relationship Turmoil, MARCH 10 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (1.5 CEs): This 90-minute training will help participants learn how to help individuals who are experiencing infidelity, what pitfalls to avoid when responding to callers or clients experiencing infidelity, and how to promote recovery from relationship turmoil. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the skills they are learning during the training. Presented by: Carrie Wirick, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS. Level of Course | 100 Beginner. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Join NAMI Greater Cleveland for Mental Health and Judaism: Peer, Family, and Clergy Perspectives on Tuesday, March 14 at 2pm via Zoom. Moderated by NAMI Greater Cleveland’s Community Outreach and Education Coordinator, this virtual panel will feature Rabbi Shoshana Nyer, Director of Lifelong Learning at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami in Beachwood, and her sister Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, an improv performer/teacher and comedian. The panelists will share their personal peer and family/clergy stories exploring the intersections of living with a mental health condition and Judaism and Jewish identity. They will also provide personal insights into how faith communities can be more supportive of individuals living with mental illness in their congregations. Click here to register.
Register For NAMI GC's Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Impact of Trauma: Principles of Trauma-Informed Care, Monday, March 20 at 12pm via Zoom. Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat, or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. Facilitated by Hester Rathbone, LPCC-S, Director of Clinical Services at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, this presentation will share how a history of trauma affects interactions with individuals, outline the fundamental principles of trauma-informed care, and provide strategies for how individuals can care for and protect themselves from vicarious trauma related to their work. Sign Up For The Webinar Here!
Impacts of Radiation on Mental & Behavioral Health, MARCH 31 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (1.5 CEs): Radioactive materials are in use in our society every day, primarily being used in energy generation, medicine, and manufacturing. Use of this material is increasing, and with it, risks of radiation related incidents. This training focuses on the unique mental health related aspects of the potential exposure to radioactive materials and why it is important in developing response plans. The session will cover radiation basics, community risks, and historical examples of radiation accidents. Presented by Danielle Kohan, MS. Level of Course | 100 Beginner. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Older Adulthood MARCH 24 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (3 CEs): Older adults have a higher suicide rate than the national average; however, very few suicide prevention initiatives have focused on the unique needs of older people. Older adults have unique strengths and experiences that should be considered when incorporating older adult suicide assessment and intervention into mental health practices. In this training, participants will examine demographic trends and risk factors related to older adult suicidality, analyze how community-based suicide prevention strategies can be applied to older adults, and develop strategies for discussing suicidality with older adults in one’s current professional role. Presented by Matthew Fullen, PhD, LPCC. Level of Course | 100 Beginner. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Cultural Sensitivity MARCH 30 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (1 CE): Presented by Nadia Kasvin, Co-Founder & Director of US Together, Inc. More information & registration link coming soon! Check back here for details to come.
Registration is Now Open for the virtual Milestones National Autism Conference, June 14-15, 2023! Conference content and CEUs will be available during the conference and on-demand through August 15. Register now to save with our Winter Special conference rate through March 31!
"Our Disability Roadmap” Webinar on March 10
On March 10, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET, “join Samuel Habib as he speaks with disability justice pioneer Bob Williams in the fifth of [Communication First’s] year-long, FREE series of webinars: ‘Our Disability Roadmap.’ Bob and Samuel will discuss a wide range of issues…including career pathways, higher education, independent living, AAC [Augmentative and Alternative Communication], advocacy, and much more.” For more information and to register, click here.
“Exclusionary Sanism: A Critical Dialogue” on March 21
On March 21, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT), Nev Jones, Nika Mavrody, Aerik Woodams, and David Mordecai will engage in a panel discussion on “Exclusionary Sanism: A Critical Dialogue.” The discussion is connected to the Critical Psychiatry Conference.To register for the panel discussion, click here.