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Wednesday, September 11
 

8:45am

Welcome - Matthew Federici, Executive Director of the Copeland Center
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Matthew Federici

Executive Director, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Matthew comes to the Copeland Center from the Institute for Recovery & Community Integration where he served as Program Director. He is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator. Matthew’s personal and professional journey in wellness and recovery includes facilitating group therapy... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:45am - 9:00am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:00am

Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
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Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D.

Commissioner, CoPhiladelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Arthur C. Evans Jr, Ph.D. is the Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), a $1 billion healthcare agency. In this capacity, he is leading a major initiative to transform how behavioral health care and intellectual... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:30am

Sadé Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
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Sadé Ali

Deputy Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Sadé Ali, MA, CAC, CCS, serves as Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. She is an internationally credentialed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an internationally certified clinical supervisor. She consults with... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, celebrated author of WRAP
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, celebrated author of WRAP, will give an address via video conference for all participants.

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Mary Ellen Copeland

Board Member, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Mary Ellen Copeland is founder of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. She has presented numerous keynote addresses, trainings and workshops all over the world and is well known in the world wide mental health recovery movement. She has received many awards for her work... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

3:30pm

Sherri Rushman: "Catching Hope: Hope Givers, Hope Receivers and Hope Stealers"
Catch Hope! You will be immersed in the power of hope through Sherri's presentation. The words "hope givers", "hope receivers" & "hope stealers" came to her when she sat sown to write her recovery story. She realized it had taken many "hope givers" to get her where she is today. Sherri also had to be a "hope receiver" to make hope powerful in her life. "Hope stealers" come and go, but Sherri has learned to ignore them.

Sherri's presentation will:
  • Fill you with hope
  • Help you identify "hope givers"
  • Understand the power of being a "hope receiver"
  • Learn to say no to "hope stealers"
  • Encourage you to be a "hope giver"

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Sherri Rushman

Sherri Rushman’s remarkable recovery process has taken her from being a desperate hope grabber to being an inspiring hope-giver.  She became a WRAP facilitator in January 2004. She became an Advanced Level WRAP facilitator in March 2007 with refresher’s in 2011 and 2013. She... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
Thursday, September 12
 

8:45am

Welcome Back - Matthew Federici
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:45am - 9:00am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:00am

Opening Remarks - Jeanie Whitecraft, Division Director, National Technical Assistance, Training and Recovery Initiatives, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
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Jeanie Whitecraft

Division Director, National Technical Assistance, Training and Recovery Initiatives, Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
Jeanie Whitecraft - Ms. Whitecraft has worked with MHASP since 1989 where she developed " The Friends Connection"; a Peer Support Program for people with Co-occurring Disorders, a national evidence based model. Jeanie's commitment to educating the general public about Peer Support... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:00am - 9:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:15am

Mark Salzer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University
The American with Disabilities Act, Supreme Court Olmstead decision, and the President’s New Freedom Commission Report have solidified community integration as a right of people with mental disabilities.  Dr. Salzer will present research on the current state of community participation, discuss frameworks for understanding how to promote community participation, and discuss emerging roles that peers are playing, and could play, in this area.

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Mark Salzer

Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University
Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.  He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Berta Britz, Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections
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Berta Britz

Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human Development
Berta Britz, MSW, Certified Peer Specialist, Creating Increased Connections, Resources for Human DevelopmentBerta Britz is a courageous, thoughtful and compassionate leader of the recovery movement in Montgomery County, Pa. She provides mentoring and fellowship to those who have been... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

3:30pm

Gina Calhoun: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Won't You Be Mine?"
Neighborhoods all across the nation are starting a human quest toward wellness with rails to trails, community gardens, recycling and state parks accessible to most. “Think Green!”

            Given this national campaign, why do people with mental health challenges die decades earlier than the general population?  Many point to the observable: smoking, obesity, psychotropic medications and lack of exercise.  What we tend to overlook is that when people live below the poverty level candy bars, chips and fast food are cheaper than fruits, vegetables and fresh fish.  And where are the grocery stores in inner city poverty areas anyway?  Convenience stores are on every street corner.  What we tend to overlook is that people with mental health challenges often feel ‘apart from’ rather than ‘a part of’ their neighborhood and live in social isolation.  Smoking, food and sitting in front of the television become our friends.

            In this keynote, Gina will share her story of mental health recovery after 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization and escaping from Harrisburg State Hospital to live on the streets.  She will use the ABCs of whole health to help us understand that wellness matters.

We will explore:

A-  What are my Abilities and How can I take Action?

B-  Will I have a place to Be, a place to Belong and a place to Become?

C-   Do I Count? Can I Connect? Do I have something to Contribute? And Am I Capable?

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; it’s a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor; won’t You Be Mine?

 

By the end of this keynote, participants will be able to:

1.    Witness a mental health story of recovery, resiliency and relationships.

2.    Understand the health factors which lead to early mortality for individuals with mental health challenges; and what we can do about it.

3.    Relate the ABCs of whole health to your individual life and to the neighborhood where you live.


Speakers
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Gina Calhoun

Director of Training and Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Gina Calhoun for works the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Previously she worked for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is a certified peer support specialist and has had the opportunity... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
Friday, September 13
 

9:00am

Welcome - Khatera Aslami, Board President, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
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Khatera Aslami

President, Board of Directors, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Khatera Aslami is the President of the Copeland Center's Board of Directors. She has recently become the consumer relations manager for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. Formerly Executive Director of Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 9:00am - 9:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

9:15am

Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, Pioneer of WRAP,
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Jane Whitaker/Winterling

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Jane Whitaker/Winterling, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Grant & Education Director. Consultant to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project is one of the original group of people responsible for the idea and development of WRAP.  For this reason she has the ability to bring a unique... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

12:45pm

Steve Harrington, Executive Director, International Association of Peer Specialists
The International Association of Peer Supporters recently conducted a nation-wide project to establish agreement on the core values of peer support, which are now forming the basis of practice standards for this emerging profession. In this keynote, Steve talks about what peer support is from the self-help perspective, from the perspective of peer support as a unique and emerging professional discipline, and from the perspective of including peer support providers on an integrated treatment or service team. Peer support providers work to establish trust by sharing relevant examples from their own experience in ways that inspired hope and a belief that recovery is possible -- not only for the person receiving services, but to inspire the entire team as well.

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Steve Harrington

Executive Director, International Association of Peer Specialists
Steve Harrington earned degrees in wildlife biology, public administration and law but says he has learned the most about himself and living well through his adventures and experience with two mental illnesses – depression and schizonphrenia. The author of 13 books, Steve has... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Wyndham Hotel - Ballroom 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA