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STAR Center In Action- August 2017

Welcome to the August edition of the STAR Center newsletter!

The STAR Center was in the US Virgin Islands, New Mexico and Oklahoma and we had the chance to participate in some exciting initiatives and meet with even more amazing people we want you to know about.

Pictured with me on the left is Abigail Cyntje from St. Thomas in USVI. In a past issue you may have met Dina Cruz, from St. Croix. Ms. Cyntje and Ms. Cruz are both passionate advocates and leaders from USVI who are working towards mental health systems transformation in the US Virgin Islands and advisors to the STAR Center.

Pictured with me on the right are the leaders of the Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery, an exciting peer run organization in New Mexico. They are Elise Padilla (Executive Director), Maxine Henry (Co-Director) and Gabrielle Gutierrez (Employment and Economic Development Initiatives). Elise Padilla will be a featured discussant on our next Executive Director’s Roundtable on Marketing and Promoting Your Peer-Run Organization!

Chacku and the leaders of the Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery

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Youth Leadership Spotlight- Shaiheed Days

Shaiheed Days

The STAR Center features young people from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership in behavioral health that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Shaiheed Days from Philadelphia, PA. Check out his story

Youth Leadership Reflection

 Joshua Kogut

Creating a Safe and Welcoming Space by Joshua Kogut

“In order for any discussion to be productive, you must create an open and relaxed atmosphere.”

-Anti-Oppression discussion guidelines

The idea of creating a “safe space” has increasingly come up in our social culture. Read More

STAR Center In Action- June 2017

STAR Center In Action – June 2017

Welcome to the June edition of the STAR Center newsletter!

The STAR Center is on the road again this month with visits to USVI and New Mexico. Our trip to USVI will include an opportunity to offer training in St. Croix introducing Recovery and Wellness Recovery Action Planning and working with community leaders in St. Thomas. In New Mexico, we will be offering training on Sustainability for Peer Run Organizations and Building New Era Leadership Skills: Organizing Community Across Intersecting Social Identities at the Annual Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico Conference (PSRANM). Read More
 

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