‘Super Advocate’ Advocacy Trainings

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
St. Ann's Parish Hall
Address
430 5th Street
City
Juneau
State / Province
AK
Zip / Postal Code
99801
Country
United States
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

Host
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Instructor
TBD

Training Overview Description

This free one-day training offers tools and hands-on practice for advocating for policy and funding
decisions that affect Trust beneficiaries (people with mental illness, substance use disorders,
intellectual/developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, traumatic brain
injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders). Who is this training for? Peers and people with lived
experience, family members, providers of services, administrators, and others interested in advocating
for issues that affect the well-being of all Alaskans.
 Tools for successful meetings with policymakers (Legislators, Assembly, Councils, School Board)
 Tips for speaking on a public panel or testifying before a public committee
 Refine your personal story for the best impact
 Updates on current public policy and funding issues affecting Trust beneficiaries
 Tips for advocacy from home
 Opportunities for advocacy at the state and local level

Event-specific Details

Criminal Justice Focus

Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
FASD
Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Child Welfare
All Developmental Disabilities
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students
All Health Care
All Housing
All Public Safety
All Senior Services
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

This free one-day training offers tools and hands-on practice for advocating for policy and funding
decisions that affect Trust beneficiaries (people with mental illness, substance use disorders,
intellectual/developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, traumatic brain
injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders). Who is this training for? Peers and people with lived
experience, family members, providers of services, administrators, and others interested in advocating
for issues that affect the well-being of all Alaskans.
 Tools for successful meetings with policymakers (Legislators, Assembly, Councils, School Board)
 Tips for speaking on a public panel or testifying before a public committee
 Refine your personal story for the best impact
 Updates on current public policy and funding issues affecting Trust beneficiaries
 Tips for advocacy from home
 Opportunities for advocacy at the state and local level
To register, contact: 907-465-4765, or by email: advocacy.coordinator@mhtrust.org