When: Thursday, Jul 25, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
AFSCME Council 5 office

300  Hardman Ave 

South St. Paul, MN 55075

AFSCME is bringing together behavioral health workers from union and non-union jobs across Minnesota to discuss the challenges we face and find ways to raise standards. Building power is not easy, it takes a lot of work. Please complete our survey so we can learn more about what’s going on in the industry! https://www.unitedwehealus.org/mn

****FREE CEUs: 

This Summit has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology & the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 6 CEUs, Board of Nursing 6 CEUs offered. CEUs are Pending Application with the Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy.

Timetable of Instruction & Activities:

Behavioral Health; Sharing the National Conversation - Information collected from frontline workers at the AFSCME Convention in Las Vegas, 2018, and incorporating the results from a survey of Behavioral Health workers across MN . Identifying common themes, barriers to access, provider stability, etc. 60 minutes
Mental Health Initiative and Grant on the Iron Range - Ursula Whiteside & Tom Whiteside will present & do a Q & A on the Thrive Range grant project for 60 minutes. Thrive Range is related to Suicide Prevention and access to quality care.
Panel of Behavioral Health Workers - This panel will consist of five (5) frontline workers across behavioral health (counselors, social workers, paraprofessionals, direct service providers, etc.) We plan to discuss self-care related to advocating for themselves while also caring deeply about the individuals these folks serve. Also, including the various ways providers cross over into other provider networks. 1.5 hours
Discussing What is Possible & Break Out Sessions - Ways to Build Power and Raise Standards; Legislative priorities to help consumers of care & professionals; addressing burnout & self-care, as well as stability of employment within the field; identifying next steps to take our findings to the next level. 2.5 total hours
$25 Travel Stipend for the first 50 AFSCME Council 65 Members or Behavioral Health Workers from Non-Union Worksites who register through the AFSCME Council 65 website & attend one of the days of training.

Space is Limited! Please register for this event as space is limited by clicking the link below. A boxed lunch will be provided.