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2016 DBSA I to We Leadership Weekend

This free two-day event included lunch, learning and inspiration! Come for yourself, a loved one, a patient, or a client.

We’re shifting the focus!

DBSA is challenging our peers to create a future empowered by shifting the focus from “I to We”—a future that changes the emphasis from:

  • Eliminating Illness to building wellness
  • Isolation and fear to a welcoming community of support
  • Individual views to powerful, collective voices

Friday, November 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Day one will celebrate the significant contributions of individuals living with mental health conditions; promote dialogue and action towards changing public perception from danger and drain to potential and contribution; and connect individuals seeking wellness to DBSA chapter and community resources. Keynotes will focus on new findings in depression and bipolar disorders and utilizing positive psychology to aid in wellness. This dynamic, multi-media presentation explores how we, as peers, family, friends, and practitioners can shift the focus from “I to We”.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Building on our commitment to action from the day before, DBSA’s Leadership Forum will offer five special tracks designed to help you enhance the unique way you provide support and advocate for change.

  • DBSA Chapter Leaders and Support Group Participants
  • Peer Specialists
  • Grassroots Advocates
  • Young Adults
  • Parents

Special keynote sessions during day two will focus on the power of sharing your story and building resilience. DBSA’s Leadership Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your skills while also connecting to your individualized peer network whether you are a leader or just looking to learn more.

Continuing Education Credits

  • Continuing education credits have been approved for counselors, social workers, marriage & family therapists, nurses, physicians and psychologists. 4.5 hours will be awarded for Friday's program only. Those interested in receiving credit must create an account at Electronic Education Documentation System (EEDS) prior to attending the conference.
  • Continuing education credits for Peer Specialists have been approved. 9.5 hours of continuing education is available by attending both the Friday and Saturday program. Peer Specialists wishing to receive credit for attendance must sign in on the appropriate sheet during check-in and complete an evaluation onsite. Peer Specialists do not need to create an account at EEDS.
  • Continuing education credits for Prevention Specialists have been approved. 9 hours of continuing education is available by attending both the Friday and Saturday program. Prevention Specialists wishing to receive credit for attendance must sign in on the appropriate sheet during check-in and complete an evaluation onsite. Prevention Specialists do not need to create an account at EEDS.

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