AL!VE Academy: Supporting and Engaging Volunteers with Mental Illness May 9, 1 PM Eastern
Thursday, May 9, 1 PM Eastern
Supporting & Engaging Volunteers with Mental Illness
1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness, which means that means many of our current and potential volunteers are living with mental health conditions. In this interactive webinar we will cover simple tools, practical strategies, and next steps to create a volunteer program that welcomes, supports and sustains volunteers with mental illness. By the end of this training, participants will be better able to recognize some common symptoms and communication strategies, identify concrete steps that any organization can take, and create their own short and achievable action plan of next steps to better support volunteers with mental illness.
Presented by Katie Mahoney, MSW
Program Manager, NAMI Seattle
Free for AL!VE Members: $25 for General Public (you will be billed after registering)
This professional development webinar could be used as 1.0 Professional Development Units (PDU's) for CVA Recertification.
Attendees will be emailed a certificate after attending.
About the presenter: Katie has worked with the Seattle office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness since 2015, where she oversees NAMI Seattle's community-based, volunteer-led programs. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas and has 13 years of nonprofit experience in program coordination, volunteer management, and direct client services. Katie also sits on the steering committee of the North King County chapter of the Volunteer Administrators Network, and has served as a coordinator with Kids & Race, a Seattle-based organization that provides racial justice trainings for families and educators. She regularly provides trainings on topics such as Mental Illness & Communication Skills, Supporting Staff Mental Health in the Workplace, and De-Escalation Strategies.