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Pre-Conference Institute

to Explore Funding, Certification, and Reciprocity for Parent/Family Peer Support

Tara Larson


This full-day event will include a panel of Executive Directors from our family-run organizations who will share their expertise and experience in the funding of parent/family peer support. The morning will provide vital information for both organizations and peers, with the afternoon providing intensive work sessions designed to inform and support state-level efforts. Participants in this session will learn about the use of Medicaid to fund Parent Peer Support as a covered service in the benefit plan. We will complete a service definition template that will provide guidance in preparing strategies with the state Medicaid or behavioral health agency.  This interactive session will hear from executive directors on their funding strategies and will also offer a “barrier buster” dialogue solving the local challenges of implementation and operations. 

PAX Tool for Families Training

(limited to 30 attendees)
Erin Roepcke

This day-long training is divided in two parts:

In the morning session, learn about PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG), a scientifically proven classroom-based system that teaches skills for self-regulation, self-control, and self-management during any school or afterschool activity. Students use these skills purposely to collaborate with others to create peace, productivity, health, and happiness every day. Participants will learn about this powerful school-based intervention and the science that informs teaching behavior and self-regulation as a skillset.


In the afternoon session, participants will learn the home application of several of these strategies in an introduction to the pilot, “PAX Tools for Families”. Participants will receive sample materials for 1 family and information to share with their agency. Agencies with trained Peer Support specialists are invited to participate in a pilot program and evaluation for 1 year and receive materials for 100 clients.


Participants will receive sample materials for 1 family and information/invitation to share with their agency inviting them to participate in a pilot program and evaluation for 1 year. Trained Peer Support Specialists at agencies who elect to participate in the pilot will receive materials for 100 clients. 

Youth Leadership Summit

Greg Dicharry


A fun and engaging opportunity for youth and young adults to learn information and skills they can utilize to improve their lives and their communities. 

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