CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) Central Mass Area is seeking applications for workshops for the Area’s fourth annual Young Adult and Allies convention, Resilience on March 22,2019.
This event is a forum for young adults, young adult allies, parents, DMH staff, and community providers to network, share available resources and creative opportunities, and ultimately recognize and celebrate Resilience.
The day will be filled with local experts and community providers to highlight promising practices and innovative ideas, demonstrations and interactive experiences for attendees to use multi-media art and sensory opportunities to build Resilience, opportunities to share and build connections.
Through this event we aim to:
- Celebrate the specialness of the Young Adult family.
- Highlight accomplishments of young adults and parents to inspire ongoing achievements.
- Motivate our communities to continue supporting success for young adults.
- Promote peer roles of young adults and parents.
- Emphasize Resilience is an essential component of success for Young Adults and Allies.
- Provide a fun, exciting, and interactive event for everyone!
The target audience includes young adult, parents of young adults, Parent/ Peer Specialists, administrative and/or clinical providers, DMH Site and Area Offices, service providers.
Six workshops will be selected for three concurrent presentation session. Workshops will be 60 minutes in duration, with time for Q&A. Selections will be based on the project’s content significance to the objectives,
as well as the mix of applications. Workshop presenters are encouraged to provide handouts related to their project (e.g., handouts of resources, related articles, websites, etc.). The aim of each workshop should relate to helping attendees become resilient and take control of their future by enhancing: Optimism, Emotional Awareness and control, impulse control, empathy and connection, self-efficacy, and flexible thinking.
We are particularly interested in workshops that deliver, but not limited to:
- Presentations by and with persons served and Peer Specialists.
- Innovative practices with interactive experiences and hands-on learning experiences.
- Inspirational and experiential narratives.
- Events to highlight successes of young adults with the use of multimedia.
- How to collaborate with parents of young adults to assist and prepare as well as “staff” (i.e. providers).
- Initiatives that promote awareness, appreciation or understanding of the spirit of transitioning.
- Initiatives to improve employment and other sustainable measures for young adults.
- Initiatives to furthering education as well as trade and skill development for young adults.
Please visit Success-fest.com to complete and submit your workshop application by January 26, 2019.
You will be notifiedby February 2, 2019regarding the status of the applications.
Please contact Kerry Roberts at Kerry.Roberts@massmail.state.ma.usor 774-420-3104 if you have any questions.