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Mental Health Campaign Update

**Haga clic aqui para leer este mensaje en Español**

Here is a recap of the latest meeting for the Mental Health Campaign and Women's Justic Circle last meeting for those unable to attend. We are also asking for your feedback about the day/time/location of future meetings.

RECAP
In this meeting we....
  • Read and discussed a report summary of Crisis De Nuestro Bienestar (Crisis of our Wellbeing). Click HERE if you want to read the full report.
  • Shared updates on our efforts to set up research meetings with local advocacy groups
    • Monica, Mariana, Carmen, and Milly are meeting with the APANO/PCUN/Family Forward Mental Health Coalition today at 6 PM.
    • Elise and Roberta are meeting with Alfonso Ramirez (Director of Behavioral Health Equity and Community Partnership at the Oregon Health Authority) on April 5th at 5 PM
    • Meeting requests have also been sent to Washington County Thrives and PODER (waiting on a response)
      • Attendees were invited, if available and interested, to attend a Washington County Thrives meeting on April 19th 
      • Attendees were also invited to register for PODER's online conference on April 10th
  • Learned about the legislative process in Oregon and bills related to mental health
  • Learned and practiced how to give testimony at a public hearing. Click HERE for an outline and HERE for an example.
SURVEY ON FUTURE MEETINGS
We're considering moving our monthly in-person gatherings from Saturday mornings to an evening during the week and online. Please let us know if these changes would make it more convenient for you to participate in future meetings by completing this short survey

Meetings are held Monthly at:

St. Anthony Catholic Church 
9905 SW McKenzie, Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: 503-358-1834
Time: TBD based on the Survey; we hope to see you there!
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Public Comment Action and Workshop

MACG invites you to join the St Anthony Women's Justice Circle in an upcoming opportunity to take collective action on mental health. The Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists are requesting public comment on the proposed reduction to the licensed professional counselors (LPC) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) supervised clinical experience requirements for licensure. These changes would help many to become licensed more quickly in Oregon and grow the pool of mental health professionals that can meet the growing demand for mental health treatment. In particular, this change could also increase the number of providers from diverse backgrounds. 


Join us Monday, January 23rd at 7 PM for an online, bilingual (Spanish/English) workshop where we will...
  • learn more about this proposal 
  • Share a template and example public comment 
  • Write and submit our public comments TOGETHER as a community.
  • Discuss how this action is part of a larger campaign we're building


RSVP
 here. The zoom details are below. Please pass this open invitation along to everyone in your networks who might be interested in improving access to mental health. I look forward to hearing from everyone!


Zoom Details
Meeting ID: 862 7531 0667
Pass Code HD07xV


Know a member or organization that wants to answer this call to action, please forward this email or this
 flyer to others within your member organization.
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Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is an initiative of IAF Northwest and offered locally in conjunction with local Native-led organizations and MACG. The IAF Northwest’s Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization initiative is anchored by a five session virtual series, a 10-hour process that was developed by a talented team of Indigenous North Americans, Aboriginal Australians, and Maori New Zealanders. An additional three 2-hour virtual sessions have been added for an action based follow up of the training materials. 

Registration is now closed: If you would still like to attend, please send an email to [email protected]

Introductory Briefings: You must attend one of the briefings before the main sessions begin.   

Thursday, January 19th 2023: 2:00-2:30 PM PST   

Tuesday, January 24th 2023: 5:30-6:00 PM PST

First 5 Sessions:

Thursday, January 26th 2023/February, 2nd & 9th: 5:30-7:30PM PST

Tuesday, January 31st 2023/February, 7th 5:30-7:30PM PST.

Last Three Sessions:

The last three sessions will be spaced out over three months and designed to continue each individual's personal wrestling, dig into local histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples, and identify action opportunities. The final dates for these sessions will be set during the first five sessions happening in February.

Please forward this email or this flyer to others within your member organization.

 

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