The 2021 Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference will be October 27-29, 2021 and will be held virtually via Zoom.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and the conference planning committee are accepting proposals for 90-minute workshops.
Proposals that demonstrate evidence-based practices, promote strength-based approaches, include the voice of lived experience, address diverse populations, enhance skills, support recovery, and energize participants are encouraged. Proposals are due Friday, February 26, 2021.
UWSP Continuing Education staff and the conference planning committee review all proposals. Selection criteria includes:
- Demand for the topic
- Presenter(s) experience and qualifications
- Demonstration of diverse perspective or application
- Alignment with conference objectives as stated above
- Achieving balanced recovery-oriented content related to mental health and/or substance use prevention, treatment, and wellness
- History of the topic at the conference including frequency of similar offerings
- Previous conference evaluation feedback (if applicable)
Preference may be given to proposals on topics that have not been presented at recent conferences. Please consider how your workshop proposal will work when presented virtually.
The Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training Conference is committed to equity and inclusion. UWSP and the planning committee recognizes that people come from different contexts and circumstances. This means that on a structural level, some individuals have fewer barriers preventing them from speaking at events like conferences—and some individuals have significantly more. These systemic barriers are often a function of geographical and racial background, class, gender, and ability. The barriers themselves could be financial, physical, geographical, or social. Each presenter is initially offered the same compensation, complimentary conference registration and one night of lodging, however individual requests for additional compensation to alleviate financial barriers are welcome. Indicate your compensation need later in this proposal.
Selected workshop presenters will be notified by email no later than Friday, April 30, 2021.