EmpowermentWare Video Catalog

Alternatives 2005 - Keynotes and Plenarys

Alternatives 2005 Case-Package Item

This is the complete album of all 2005 Alternatives Keynote Addresses and Plenary Panels. This is a great way to experience key parts of the conference at a discounted price.This album includes all the videos listed below.

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Twenty Years of Alternatives Conferences: And Still We Rise

With welcome from Dan Fisher, Executive Director, NEC and opening from the Native culture. The first Alternatives Conference was held in Baltimore in 1985. Six long-time consumer leaders share their reflections of the history of this conference, as we celebrate twenty years of Alternatives with Su Budd, Michael Finkle, Jay Mahler, Celia Brown, Joseph Rogers, and Judi Chamberlin

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Taking Charge of Recovery
A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed.
Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services

As Director of CMHS, A. Kathryn Power is responsible for facilitating the transformational change called for in the President's New Freedom Commission Report: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. Ms. Power has received many distinguished service awards for her work in mental health, substance abuse, and civic leadership. Her earlier experience includes teaching at both elementary and secondary levels, counseling, leadership and advocacy in rape crisis and domestic violence agencies, and computer systems analysis for the Department of Defense. Ms. Power is currently a captain in the US Naval Reserve.

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Celebrating Successful Self-Help Programs

Across the nation are many exemplary self-help programs which have been operating successfully for years. These consumer leaders explore their unique programs and their success at maintaining themselves and supporting their members.
Moderated by: Amy Long
Thelma Rist:
ED of Shining Reflections Tea Room a consumer-run business who has helped many peers rediscover hope and further their personal recovery, become active in vocations of their choice, and take their rightful place in their chosen community.
Lenora Kimball: ED of Stepping Stone Peer Support and Crisis Respite Center a peer-staffed Crisis Respite Program has been a leader in alternative crisis response, implementing the trauma-informed peer support model.
Regina D. Koch-Mart: CEO of HOPE, Inc., a 100% consumer-run peer support mental health agency that provides social, recreational and educational opportunities for adults diagnosed with a mental illness and/or addictions disorder

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Multicultural Perspectives on Healing and Transformation

Consumer leaders from distinctly diverse heritages share their cultural beliefs about how to help those in emotional distress. They will also share their insights and cultural perspectives on healing and transformation on an individual as well as systemic level.
Celia Brown: is one of the founders of the National People of Color Consumer/Survivor Network, committed to educating and promoting culturally relevant strategies for consumers/survivors of color.
Marius Joseph: from Nga Tangata o te Ao Marama, "People of New Beginnings," a Maori group from New Zealand. Jacki McKinney: Trauma Knowledge Utilization Project, the National Gains Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System, and Board of Trustees of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health and Law in Washington, D.C.
Can Truong: mental health recovery consultant, certified Next Level Business Plan Instructor, and WRAP Master Trainer.
Gilberto Romero: involved in the consumer movement for decades; developed a radio program on recovery that has been on the air in New Mexico for 15 years.

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Peer Support in Disaster Relief Situations

As the nation watched the events of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita unfold, those who have used peer support in other disaster situations began sharing resources with one another. Disaster situations create an opportunity for peer support and highlight the need for those support networks to become part of a community. This panel will share what they learned about peer support opportunities and challenges in the aftermath of 9-11 in New York City, in Oklahoma after the Oklahoma City bombing, and in Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Dan Fisher, Daily Dupré, Jr.: Lafayette, Louisiana, Margaret Mitchell: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, David Romprey, Debra Lavergne, Carole Glover, and Denver Nobles.

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Cross-Disability Perspectives on Empowerment and Rights

People with many different disabilities face a number of similar problems, including poverty, discrimination, and internalized oppression, and have responded by forming many disability rights organizations. Leaders representing a variety of disabilities and organizations will discuss the issues that bring us together as we work toward a full-inclusion society.
Andrew Imparato: disability rights lawyer who has been the President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) since 1999. AAPD has more than 110,000 members around the country. Imparato has worked previously as an attorney with the National Council on Disability, US EEOC, US Senate, and Disability Law Center in Boston.
John Lancaster: Executive Director, National Council on Disability; Judi Chamberlin, Moderator

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Using Wellness and Resilience to Help Transform Our Systems of Care into Caring Systems

Linford Gayle:
Consumer Affairs Coordinator for the County of San Mateo Mental Health Plan, helping consumers of mental health services navigate the system. He has been co-chair of the Consumer Council of San Francisco; and the Wellness Recovery Task Force in San Francisco. Mr. Gayle helped develop the Peer Internship Program at CBHS, which offers consumers on-the-job training in paid internship placements at local mental health agencies throughout San Francisco and was the committee lead on the African-American IMD Project, which created a mental health treatment program aiming to reduce African American recidivism rates in locked facilities. He teaches and practices the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) in the community and implements it in his own life.

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Transformation: The Opportunties and the Obstacles

Sally Zinman: a longtime advocate in the consumer/survivor movement and Executive Director of the California Network of Mental Health Clients, a statewide advocacy and support organization that has helped California clients for 21 years to envision and create empowering client services that are based on choice, and drive the mental health system toward that vision.
Dave Hosseini: Public Policy Advocate, California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, has worked at many levels for system change. David firmly believes that working together for justice is in itself a powerful healing force.

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