29 days until Christmas Eve (again)
28 more sleeps till She is Home (again)
a month of turning, tides, solstice wintering again
She is a soft lovely beauty
i’m taken to her folly and her lands of delight and of dreaming
her left eye is the dreamiest
in the last it was the right
with Her i look East and to the Southerner lands and levees and water
for turtles, for blue fish in aqua waters warm, for Mexico
“Get your passport in case you need to escape,” is no joke
Cannon Beach in April sounds like a pretty fab place to be. The beach. Walking on the brown sand, waiting and holding my beloved’s hand. Photo op with a kite to match the one KZ has from the Seattle years.
Klein, Padron & Associates will present on varying financial business models to sustain a Peer workforce at the Mental Health America of Oregon’s Peerpocalypse2017 in Seaside, Oregon April 24-26, 2017.
For more information please look at https://www.peerpocalypse.com/.
I will be writing, here, about the functional components for a discerning intentionally driven and mutual peer-based Certified Peer Specialist’s portfolio of peer services deliverables within the behavioral health crisis intervention role(s) when BH is co-located with PH in a fully integrated community public health model.
To include the following:
1.0 The Certified Peer Specialist work on a tag-team recovery and peer based triage team with co-supports providers;
2.0 Peer crisis response must be entirely peer-led or peer driven and be at least 100% CPS in order to provide care, supervised by a CPS, CPRP, QMHP.
3.0 1st Trauma Informed Responder to individual in crisis (e.g., experiencing a psychosis, ideating with plan) alongside Clinician;
4.0 Utilize peer self-directive strengths based Dialogue and emotional CPR (Fisher & Spiro, 2013); for crisis intervention and de-escalation;
5.0 Peer to Peer Supports (e.g., Behavioral Health, Physical Health and Wellness Coaching Supports, Public Health (e.g., HIV/AIDS/HCV/STD), continuum of care, integration, health and human services liaison, f2f care and peer support, family, community supportive integration and strengths building);
6.0 Warm Line;
7.0 Peer Respite Whole Health & Wellness Center;
8.0 Training required for CPS providing crisis and/or respite peer supports;
9.0 Documentation and Data Evaluation & Surveillance;
10.0 Capacity building;
11.0 Cultural attunity;
12.0 Medication optimization (e.g., Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy of An Epidemic” influenced work;
13.0 PBHCI BH + PH health and wellness solution peer supports;
Dr. Ron Manderscheid, Alan Doederlein, President of National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Lisa Goodale, DBSA Vice President and Director of Training and Texan Veterans Administration Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Olga Wuerz, and Dr. Larry Davidson, from Yale, presented the research evidence.
For more information, see the Behavioral Healthcare, April 30, 2015 article, “US Peers Present the Case for Peer Support, Services on Capitol Hill” by Dr. Ron Manderscheid.