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Training Available from Michigan Partners for Freedom
Description:The Community Training is about self-determination in general and how people using CMH services can use arrangements that support Self-Determination. Topics include:
The principles of Self-Determination,
A description of the key tools to organize one’s services and supports based on the principles of Self-Determination (Person-Centered Planning, Independent Facilitation of the Person Centered Planning process, Individual Budget, Fiscal Intermediary service),
An explanation of the Michigan Department of Community Health components that support Self-Determination
Personal story about using Self-Determination
Time:5 hours, usually from 10 am – 3 pm
Audience:People who receive mental health services and supports (support staff and relatives are welcome)
Local Leader Training
Description:This session prepares people with disabilities that use (or have used) community mental health services to do training about self-determination, sharing how it applies in their lives. The presentations are usually made to community organizations, schools, students who receive special education services, people working in disability services, people living in group homes, etc. A toolkit that includes DVDs, flash drives with MPF PowerPoint presentations, handouts, resources, and MPF forms are reviewed and given to each Local Leader to use when speaking to groups.
Before Local Leader training can be done…
A Community Training must be held
Someone needs to volunteer to be a Local Coordinator.Their job is to support the Local Leaders as they do presentations in their community. The Local Coordinator is a volunteer position, and Local Leaders are paid $50.00 for each presentation they complete.
Time:5 hours, usually from 10 am – 3 pm, includes DVDs, PowerPoint presentation, activities, and personal experience
Audience:People with disabilities who use (or have used) community mental health services (generally recruited at the Community Training) and the Local Coordinator
Building statewide demand for Self-Determination...