2018 POCC Conference

June 28th - June 29th, 2018

The Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) is proud to announce the Seventh Annual POCC Conference for and by mental health consumer leaders. We invite all mental health providers, consumers and family members to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 60 minutes. Learning from each other is a clear example of self-help, mutuality and the principles of recovery in action. The POCC’s philosophy is “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Each POCC Conference offers in-depth workshops about consumer/survivor delivered services and self-help/recovery approaches.

Topic Areas for Workshops

Alternative Services for Crisis

  • Tools and models that promote overall health and wellness preventing crisis

  • Health issues that affect our community

  • Health and wellness resources

  • Alternative approaches to crisis

  • Peer Warm Line

  • Models that divert from hospitalization and jails

  • Suicide Prevention

PEER ROLES

  • Peer Specialist Certification Bill

  • Varied roles peers play in providing support

  • Skill-building and knowledge-sharing for Peer Supporters

  • Why the Peer Voice matters

  • Cultural Issues and Diversity 

  • Resources and tools for gaining economic empowerment

  • Recovery and finances

ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE- Including Immigrant and Refugee population 

  • Self-advocacy

  • Criminal Justice and re-entry

  • Advocacy for system, policy, or political change to improve Behavioral health services or strengthen our collective voice

  • Advocacy resources for individuals experiencing homelessness

  • Opiate Crisis - Prevention, Intervention and support services

Event Documents:

2018 POCC Conference Call For Presentations

The Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) is proud to announce the 7th Annual POCC Conference for and by mental health consumer leaders. We invite all mental health providers, consumers and family members to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 60 minutes. Learning from each other is a clear example of self-help, mutuality and the principles of recovery in action. The POCC’s philosophy is “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Each POCC Conference offers in-depth workshops about consumer/survivor delivered services and self-help/recovery approaches.

The POCC 2018 Conference Committee is seeking presentations in the following topic areas:
  • Alternative Services for Crisis

  • Tools and models taht promote overall health and wellness preventing crisis

  • Health issues that affect our community

  • Health and wellness resources

  • Suicide Prevention

  • PEER Roles

  • Cultural Issues and Diversity

  • Resources and tools for gaining economic empowerment

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Call for POCC Award Nominations

Deadline for submissions of nominations is June 1, 2018

The Pool of Consumer champions (POCC) Planning committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievement in the categories below for the Awards Segment of the 2018 POCC Training and Awards Banquet.

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