2021 Virtual WI Peer Recovery Conference
August 18-20, 2021
Demonstrate aspects of effective peer support within community services mental health and substance use recovery, enhance individual skills to provide more effective personal support, and explore innovative applications of peer support in communities
Who Should Attend
Advocates, individuals interested in supporting others more effectively, Mental Health Professionals, and Peer Specialists
2021 Registration Fee: $75
Registration opens June 2021.
Scholarships are available for Wisconsin peers, or their allies, who require financial assistance to attend the Virtual WI Peer Recovery Conference August 18-20, 2021. Scholarships are available for the full amount of conference registration ($75).
Complete the Scholarship Application Form
by July 7, 2021 if you would like to be considered for a scholarship. Please note that there may be a limited number fo scholarships. Please only seek a scholarship if you require financial assistance.
DO NOT REGISTER for the conference if you are submitting a scholarship application! If you are awarded a scholarship, instructions will be sent by email with specific registration information no later than July 15, 2021.
The 2021 Virtual WI Peer Recovery Conference will take place August 18-20, 2021.
The WI Peer Recovery Conference Steering Committee, in conjunction with Independent Living Resources, made possible by the WI Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services is now accepting proposals for interactive 60 minute workshops!
What are we looking for?
Proposals that align with our track objectives and demonstrate evidenced-based practices, support various pathways of recovery, as well as highlight the direct inclusion of people with lived experience following the movement of Peer Support and WI Certified Peer Specialists are encouraged to apply.
NEW This year are the 2021 Tracks:
- Social Equity and Justice-Presentations highlighting historically marginalized and oppressed communities and identities, relating to social equity, justice, and peer work.
- Required Continuing Education for Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists-Cultural Humility, Ethics and Boundaries, Substance Use Specific, Mental Health Specific, Trauma-Informed Care, CPS/CPPS specific, or Child/adolescent development or parenting) see: https://www.wicps.org/continuing-education/
- The Human Experience-Using the lens of diverse lived experience to better understand mental health, substance use, recovery, resiliency, and wellness.
- Peers Pushing the Limits-Advanced training for Peers, Certified Peer Specialists/ Parent Peer Specialists and others looking to sharpen skills, mobilize efforts, and expand understanding in advocacy or entrepreneurial efforts.
- Alternative Paths to Wellness-Alternative therapies, wellness techniques or practices, rest & relaxation strategies, or self-care for peers and recovery professionals.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Speaker Qualifications- including lived experience
- Session Topic/Category
- Inclusion of resilience principles and practices
- Promotes evidence-based information and best practices
- Demonstrates aspects of effective peer support within community services of mental health and substance use recovery.
- Enhance individual skills to provide more effective personal support.
- Explore innovative applications of peer support.
- Integration of experiences of under-served, marginalized and/or at-risk populations and communities.
Please note: The 2021 WI Peer Recovery Conference will be virtual, and all presentations or workshops will be delivered remotely. Presenters are responsible for obtaining the necessary technology to present which may include but is not limited to a webcam and microphone. Due to the Virtual Platform the Conference Steering Committee is requesting an uploaded or linked 3-5 minute recording of Presenter(s) delivering part of their proposal or workshop (can include slides) as part of this proposal. A full-length workshop or presentation on YouTube or another website may also be linked. To submit a proposal, complete the form "2021 Virtual Wisconsin Peer Recovery Conference- Call for Proposals!" Found here:
Proposal Deadline has been extended! Proposals are due by 11:59 PM CST Friday, March 12, 2021.
Incomplete or late applications may not be considered. The Conference Steering Committee will review all proposals. Those who apply will be notified via email no later than March 26, 2021. The Conference Steering Committee thanks you for your willingness to submit a proposal and your patience during our approval process.
If you have questions regarding the proposal submission process, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Chelsey Myhre Foster, via phone at 608-787-1111 or email Chelsey.MyhreFoster@ilresources.org