11th Annual Embracing Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Conference
Investing in You: Refresh, Nourish & Connect FREE one-day mental health conference and consumer art show in Salinas! This conference is designed to introduce useful tools to implement the innovative concepts of wellness & recovery. Participants also have the ability to view works of art created by consumers of mental health services. This is our 11th year of providing trainings and techniques that can be an asset on the road to recovery. Check-in starts at 8:30 AM. Wellness Engagement through Community Inclusion and Participation If you could start from scratch, how would you create addictions/mental health services? The recovery movement has signaled a shift in community mental health services from an era of segregation, stabilization and maintenance to one of integration, empowerment and participation. The facilitation of recovery, quality of life, and increased participation in valued roles in the community have emerged as the goal of community mental health systems and services. This interactive workshop will encourage participants to explore wellness values including those specific to different communities and cultures. Through this experiential workshop, participants will gain insight into how to better support themselves and those that receive services. It will include much of today's widely used terminology, as well as recognizable signs of support and safe spaces. There will also be a module that explores what it might be like to identify as an individual in a supportive or unsupportive environment and will engage participants through a multi-sensory activity to identify their current activity in community participation and self-assess potential areas for increases or changes in participation in their life. The workshop concludes with helping individuals create actions plans around how they can be a support to those individuals they encounter in their lives and how training is a critical aspect of ensuring consistency and confidence in peer supporters. Trainers Waynette Brock, CLC, ALWF Waynette Brock has lead peer teams focusing on high risk individuals and underserved populations such as those that are incarcerated, individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and those with life threatening illnesses, as well as anyone who wants to make positive life changes. Waynette lives in Northern California and is the National Trainer for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and Chief Executive Officer of One New Heartbeat Inc. Eduardo Tirado Eduardo comes from a diverse background being a consumer of substance use disorder services and now is a provider. He has lived experience from years of suffering from life’s challenges. After continued work on his own wellness and learning ways to manage life's challenges, he was able to find his passion. Eduardo is currently supporting youth and adults who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in an outpatient treatment environment. Eduardo is dedicated to helping create choices and options for anyone seeking treatment and wellness. He believes that everyone has an opportunity to get better, stay better and live their life in full. Eduardo brings different clinical approaches to better serve and engage the different populations he works with. Eduardo’s main goal is to help facilitate the process in renewing, rebuilding, reconstructing and finding a new life to live to anyone who is ready. Funded by Interim, Inc. with grants and donations, and through the Mental Health Services Act funds (Prop. 63) from a contract with the County of Monterey Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau.
940 N. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93906
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