APFC CIVIC LEADERSHIP CLASSES
The Arizona Peer and Family Coalition is dedicated to extending statewide peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. We invite Peers, Family Members, and Young Adults to participate in our Civic Leadership Classes to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence, to be empowered to advocate for behavioral health rights, services, or needs.
The following classes are free of charge, and presented via Zoom. Funding for this project is made possible in part by a grant from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
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CIVIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
This training highlights the long-term powerful and intentional partnering of Individual and Family Leaders statewide to nurture and develop the healthcare advocates of the future. Participants will learn how to advocate for themselves and other family members, along with their peers, throughout Arizona’s behavioral health care systems.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 2.0
This training takes advocacy efforts to another level to get involved with system change, allowing participants to advance their skills and practice what they learn. It provides a greater understanding of how committees work, the rules and basics of the committee, as well as an understanding of Robert’s Rules, often practiced by many committees in which graduates may become involved.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP: ADVOCATING FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RIGHTS, SERVICES AND NEEDS
This training is a condensed blend of the CLD and the CLD 2.0 classes. It addresses what civic leadership is, advances that have been made in Arizona community behavioral health care since 1982 (when AHCCCS was established), gaps and challenges that currently exist, and skills to become an effective advocate. Opportunities and resources to advocate for behavioral health rights, services, or needs are discussed.
CLD MINI TRAINING (1 HOUR)
This training is a condensed blend of the CLD and the CLD 2.0 classes.
With less time for participant interaction than the other classes, the focus is on how to advocate for behavioral health rights and services within the Arizona behavioral health system of care, learn what civic leadership is, identify resources and opportunities to become an advocate at local and state levels, and skills to do so.
As with the other trainings, it includes the principles of care, individual rights, how the Arizona State Legislature works, how to advocate in person or virtually, empowering participant to, through advocacy, help improve the quality of care for behavioral health service recipients.